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Re: Ring for RideEngine rope spreader bar

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:29 pm
by collider
edit: or is that picture very misleading - is it just the metal bit for 30usd or the whole mechanism?
The picture is misleading - it is only the chicken loop replacement for $30 (not the entire quick release).

What size rings are folks using? I ordered a 21 last week (will take a while to get here).
https://www.ronstan.com/marine/range.asp?RnID=428

Re: Ring for RideEngine rope spreader bar

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:53 pm
by Delta99
Perhaps I'm missed the start of this topic, but I just put the chicken loop around the rope. Works fine. What is the problem? Wouldn't the RE bar come with a slider if they thought it would be needed?

Re: Ring for RideEngine rope spreader bar

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:04 am
by downunder
^
friction is the issue. The CL is not designed for so much friction.

Re: Ring for RideEngine rope spreader bar

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:40 am
by K-Roy
20190909_091443.jpg
I have tried 3 or 4 different rings for my rope spreader bar and after 4 years I think the best is the "Antal" ring.
Almost never (1 in a 100 crash) comes out out from under the CL and if so, it's easy to pop it back on the go.
I guess getting the right size is important...
I use the one on the photo with the standard Fone CL

cheers

Re: Ring for RideEngine rope spreader bar

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:01 am
by iriejohn
This is what I use. It is a 6mm stainless steel shackle onto which is welded a 25mm x 5mm stainless steel round ring. The wheel is the same as the original Jaystore Dynabar pulley wheel. Any size ring could be welded onto the shackle but I find 25mm (1") works fine. Virtually no rope wear of course.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ua48gqjthjpn ... pg?dl=0&m=

(Please say if you can not see the picture).

Re: Ring for RideEngine rope spreader bar

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:30 am
by Delta99
K-Roy wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:40 am
20190909_091443.jpg
I have tried 3 or 4 different rings for my rope spreader bar and after 4 years I think the best is the "Antal" ring.
Almost never (1 in a 100 crash) comes out out from under the CL and if so, it's easy to pop it back on the go.
I guess getting the right size is important...
I use the one on the photo with the standard Fone CL

cheers
Which size do you use? The R14.10?

Tomas

Re: Ring for RideEngine rope spreader bar

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:43 am
by K-Roy
Which size do you use? The R14.10?

Tomas
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its the 20 X 14 mm

Roy

Re: Ring for RideEngine rope spreader bar

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:06 pm
by knotwindy
Same size I used for the Slingshot and Ozone loops as well.

Re: Ring for RideEngine rope spreader bar

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:37 pm
by kitegirls
K-Roy wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:43 am
Which size do you use? The R14.10?

Tomas
its the 20 X 14 mm

Roy
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I am not seeing any rings that measure "20 X 14" on the below link. Maybe I am missing something?

https://www.ronstan.com/marine/range.asp?RnID=428

Re: Ring for RideEngine rope spreader bar

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:12 pm
by K-Roy
kitegirls wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:37 pm
K-Roy wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:43 am
Which size do you use? The R14.10?

Tomas
its the 20 X 14 mm

Roy
I am not seeing any rings that measure "20 X 14" on the below link. Maybe I am missing something?

https://www.ronstan.com/marine/range.asp?RnID=428
[/quote]

I think you are looking at a low friction ring from a different brand...
In terms of quality, I'm sure it will be fine, but they might not carry the same size as the Antal brand.

The 20x14mm fits the Fone CL perfectly, but if you ride with another tipe, I would suggest, to walk into a marine shop with your kite bar and try the ring first.

here is a site that list the Antal ring, look around the web for a shop near you...

https://thearboriststore.com/products/a ... 3640447078

cheers