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Old 09-13-2012   #1
 
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Anyone know where to find these?

I'm building a new frame and would love to use these. I tried emailing Zorba the Geek and wild goose engineering with no luck. Any help would be great. Thanks
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I tried to buy many of these for a work project in early 2011 with no success, he only had a few and wasn't planning on making more anytime soon. I found him to be a flakey business man, which is unfortunate because his design/products are pretty badass.
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Obviously you know where they came from. Even at whatever price he was selling them at, they were not cost effective to make. I understood he made them mostly for fun when the tools would have been inactive. Sounds like they have found much better work than making cool raft parts for minimal profit.

I know a guy who has them; they are pretty slick.
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Alright, what are they? Just curious.
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frame parts

I consider myself one of the lucky ones who jumped on Zorba the Geek's frame parts when he was making them. I built a frame for my 15'6" Avon and his work and fitting was beyond beautiful. Like Shappattck said his stuff was badass...not cheap ($$) or lightweight but a work of art. Jeff
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Obviously you know where they came from. Even at whatever price he was selling them at, they were not cost effective to make. I understood he made them mostly for fun when the tools would have been inactive. Sounds like they have found much better work than making cool raft parts for minimal profit.

I know a guy who has them; they are pretty slick.
That sucks. OBVIOUSLY i don't care where they come from just if I can get them. Anyone seen similar products for sale ?
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Hail Mary

Bump, Maybe someone else would be willing to make something similar?
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Bump, Maybe someone else would be willing to make something similar?
NOt profitable. Must be a labor of love.
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FWIW I designed these fittings, Zorba saw a picture I posted here on the buzz and copied them. I had intended to put some on the market, but couldn't think of making them for what he was initially selling them for ($37??) Even when he bumped the price, I doubt it was profitable.
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FWIW I designed these fittings, Zorba saw a picture I posted here on the buzz and copied them. I had intended to put some on the market, but couldn't think of making them for what he was initially selling them for ($37??) Even when he bumped the price, I doubt it was profitable.
I was building a frame a couple years back and ZtG could not be found. So HPMG, if you were to machine these what would they cost? $50? $100? $150? I am thinking the material alone would cost more than $37.

The question was asked earlier about what these fittings are. They are simply the most badass fitting to convert a NRS type frame to a double rail frame.
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