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Old May 27th, 2011, 01:31 AM   #21
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I busted my third kingpin last Tuesday. The first and third were snapped clean at the plate. The second looked like the first third (the threads) had crumbled.

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Sounds like a quality-control issue to me. How many failures like this have there been in the skating community among Reactor owners?

I've always wondered about the possibility of machining kingpins from titanium alloy.
Quite difficult, and very expensive, but what price for a kingpin that's stronger than steel whilst almost as light as aluminium, and would virtually eliminate the risk of a face-plant...
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Old May 27th, 2011, 06:51 AM   #22
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Snyder Titanium Kingpin, fits Laser so cant see why it wouldnt fit many other plates.
Not a Reactor or Pro Line. The Snyder part is a 3/8"-16 thread, the Reactor and Pro Line are 1/2"-20. At best you'd need some helicoil or other adaptoid, and that's a stretch.
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Old May 27th, 2011, 10:00 AM   #23
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The Chinese came here to either learn to fix problems for stuff they built for Riedell/PowerDyne, or learn how to make their own skate gear they'll introduce next year. They're quite grateful that Okie is teaching them how to build stealth bombers.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 08:39 AM   #24
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Not a Reactor or Pro Line. The Snyder part is a 3/8"-16 thread, the Reactor and Pro Line are 1/2"-20. At best you'd need some helicoil or other adaptoid, and that's a stretch.
Snyder offers them in both sizes, I know that for a fact but the TC i am not sure of I will try it out I have some laying around.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 08:39 AM   #25
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here is a pic of how I run my adjuster nuts on my proline's

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Old May 8th, 2012, 08:00 PM   #26
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Oakie. Who do you trust that sells the Bronze Oil-Lite Cups?

I see them here at DerbySMACK.

http://www.derbysmack.com/proline-pi...ts-4-pack.html
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Old May 8th, 2012, 08:12 PM   #27
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Sorry Okie. No "a" in there.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 12:56 PM   #28
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Oakie. Who do you trust that sells the Bronze Oil-Lite Cups?

I see them here at DerbySMACK.

http://www.derbysmack.com/proline-pi...ts-4-pack.html
Derbysmack is a reputable business. I and a few other skaters from my home league have purchased everything from cushions, to complete set ups from him.
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Old May 13th, 2012, 08:44 PM   #29
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With the Reactor plates with the brass pivot bushings, I have found that the bushing is not bored to the proper depth for proper truck alinement. It is bored to deep. I replace them with the newer Delrin cups that seems to correct the problem. With looser actions, come more wear and tear on the cups, so check them often, and replace if they are worn.
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