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Old 01-25-2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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Unobtanium Underdrive Pulley

Well, my under-drive pulley that I ordered earlier this week arrived today in record time from a supplier that will remain nameless.

It looks like an excellent piece and is unbelievably light weight, which started me thinking - I can't believe how much this thing costs on a $/lb basis.

Clearly this kit is made out of unobtanium!
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No Doug, if it was made from unobtainium it would have never arrived.
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If you paid less than $250, its probably 6061-T6 aircraft quality aluminum. Very light and very strong yet easily obtainable.
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I think Unobtanium is the company name, google it.
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If you paid less than $250, its probably 6061-T6 aircraft quality aluminum. Very light and very strong yet easily obtainable.
I paid quite a bit more than $ 250, so I am rather shocked at the $/lb or rather Euros/gram that this piece costs. In truth I expect it is 6061 T6 as that is the best forming and machining of the higher strength Al alloys.

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I think Unobtanium is the company name, google it.
I didn't find a company with this name, but I did discover that Oakley is using this tradename extensively in their lines. I guess it's true - "Oakley makes the shades that transform a tool"
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Wow.. haven't sold an underdrive pulley for any more than $200 in a long time!!

Is it 4inch or 5inch? I sell two versions.


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Yeah, sounds like you paid WAY too much.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:05 PM   #8
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He makes one of the versions I sell.. well technically his *brother* makes them


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