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Re: Anyone know anything about these racks?

Postby Scott McCrea » Jun 14, 2013 6:43 am

Previously on Cavechat: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9719
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Re: Anyone know anything about these racks?

Postby trogman » Jun 14, 2013 6:48 am

Scott McCrea wrote:Previously on Cavechat: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9719


Yes, same company, but different rack-this one is (supposedly) stainless steel.

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Re: Anyone know anything about these racks?

Postby snoboy » Jun 14, 2013 10:37 am

trogman wrote:Then I noticed the sheet metal cover piece over the gap in the eye. :yikes: Good quality racks should have a welded eye, or at least what is referred to as a "spun eye," which is looped around a couple of times.


Make sure you let Petzl know that!
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Re: Anyone know anything about these racks?

Postby trogman » Jun 14, 2013 2:57 pm

snoboy wrote:
trogman wrote:Then I noticed the sheet metal cover piece over the gap in the eye. :yikes: Good quality racks should have a welded eye, or at least what is referred to as a "spun eye," which is looped around a couple of times.


Make sure you let Petzl know that!


Good point- I have never noticed that Petzl makes theirs like that. I guess I don't see many in use around here- most folks use SMC with welded eyes.

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Re: Anyone know anything about these racks?

Postby CaverCSE » Jun 23, 2013 1:07 pm

On a positive note about the rack, the Zinc from those rack bars may automatically disinfect your rope for WNS as you rappel down it...
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Re: Anyone know anything about these racks?

Postby chh » Jun 24, 2013 4:37 pm

NZ, where did you find your stainless bobbins? Most of the sites I just looked at that sell replacements don't give an option, or don't tell you what material they are made of. I didn't realize that you could buy stainless replacement parts.
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Re: Anyone know anything about these racks?

Postby snoboy » Jun 24, 2013 5:59 pm

I'm pretty sure the standard lower bobbin in a STOP is SS, and the upper is Alu, while both are Alu in the SIMPLE, AFAIK.
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Re: Anyone know anything about these racks?

Postby chh » Jun 26, 2013 6:02 pm

Both the bobbins on my Simple are alum. I've still got a rotation on them, but I might replace them with SS if that were and option when the time came.
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Re: Anyone know anything about these racks?

Postby NZcaver » Jun 27, 2013 10:01 pm

chh wrote:NZ, where did you find your stainless bobbins? Most of the sites I just looked at that sell replacements don't give an option, or don't tell you what material they are made of. I didn't realize that you could buy stainless replacement parts.

snoboy wrote:I'm pretty sure the standard lower bobbin in a STOP is SS, and the upper is Alu, while both are Alu in the SIMPLE, AFAIK.

Correct. Just the lower on the Stop is SS. I don't think you can buy SS replacement bollards for the Simple, but you could probably make some if you have a machine shop. For what it's worth, both bollards (and the side plates) on my Australian SRTE Stop are SS, and the bollards on my Troll Pro Allp are too. But those are much heavier than the Stop and the Simple.
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Re: Anyone know anything about these racks?

Postby chh » Jun 29, 2013 9:15 am

I don't think you can buy SS replacement bollards for the Simple, but you could probably make some if you have a machine shop.


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Re: Anyone know anything about these racks?

Postby Foxy.Ferguson » Aug 7, 2013 8:40 am

I am certainly glad someone gave me my mini-rack back in 1973!

Correction: 1971 (Sera Winter Business meeting)
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