Copers

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Copers

Postby PIGDOG » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:26 pm

Advanced apologies if this has already been covered, folks.
Looking for copers for my pigs.
Does anyone know if these will fit new sixtrack/9" Trackers?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRACKER-TRUCK ... 5655319296

I see they come with the extensions for the sixtracks. Anyone tried?

How about Indies, anyone got copers for wide Indies?

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Re: Copers

Postby Alec » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:26 pm

Never tried them but 161's are 3/8" wider than Sixtraks.

How wide an Indy and what stage?
Don't think that Indy Grindmasters </pedant> will fit newer than about a stage 4.
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Re: Copers

Postby PIGDOG » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:58 pm

Thanks Alec.
Indies, I just checked and I don't think any coper will fit them. Stage 10, 215. Way too big.
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Re: Copers

Postby Alec » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:41 pm

Pretty sure that the 215 hanger hasn't changed since stage 4 (could be wrong) you might be able to make some from plastic pipe.

That's what Indy did :wink:
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Re: Copers

Postby TonyB » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:04 pm

Alec is correct. Indy haven't changed the 215 hanger since Stage 4. Tracker copers won't work on Indy's and you could try a piece if pipe if you can source the correct internal diameter.

You do see copers that will fit Indys on e-bay but they are usually labelled Santa Cruz (basically the same) but they aren't plentiful if your looking for wide Indy's, they are no more than 5".

Not sure why you want copers unless your building an old school complete, and if its a rider I just wouldn't bother with them at all, they fall off.
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Re: Copers

Postby PIGDOG » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:30 am

Thanks Guys.
Hi Tony, This is for a deck I am building for the workshop wall, not to ride.
I should have kept the question more specific to the first part of my post:

Will these fit new sixtrack/9" Trackers?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRACKER-TRUCK ... 5655319296

I suspect that newer sixtrack's are slightly wider than older versions, or something like that.
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Re: Copers

Postby Alec » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:02 pm

Can I refer you to my original answer...

Alec wrote:...161's are 3/8" wider than Sixtraks....
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I could have been more specific and said that current trucks marketed as Sixtracks are know as 161 Sixtrtacks these are 9.125"
The original Sixtracks were 8.75" therefore 3/8" narrower, I'm not 100% sure that the copers will fit as the adaptors won't be deep enough to hold the coper on once they are on the ends of the wider hanger.
That being said it's only 3/16" each side and it's for a wall hanger.

Not making this any easier am I? :lol:

At a tenner a pop not cheap if they don't, I guess somebody who works in an engineering company might be able to get some slightly deeper adaptors knocked up for you if they don't :wink:
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Re: Copers

Postby PIGDOG » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:39 pm

Many Thanks Alec,
Thats all I needed to know.
So, I'm on the lookout for the older 8.75" Sixtracks. I bet they are not going to be easy to find?
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Re: Copers

Postby Alec » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:29 pm

Actually my mistake they are 8.78" according to the Tracker website (whats 0.03" anyway)

There are some Classic Sixtacks listed on ebay.

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they also come with the Ultralight baseplate

There are also some that Toddtwist has listed incorrectly as 9"
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Re: Copers

Postby PIGDOG » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:35 pm

Cheers, do you have a link?
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Re: Copers

Postby Alec » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:34 pm

I've PM'd you
andre wrote: the 8 is a different beast altogether. you won't be thinking about truck geometry when you're just trying not to get killed. :mrgreen:
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Re: Copers

Postby PIGDOG » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:03 am

You Sir, are a gentleman b~
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Re: Copers

Postby PIGDOG » Tue May 06, 2014 5:05 pm

Thanks again to Alec, Tony and guys for the help with this.
I managed to find some Sixtrack classics with aluminium bottom plates.
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Thinking of putting them on a Salba reissue, but they fit Bowman well too
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Re: Copers

Postby Alec » Tue May 06, 2014 5:10 pm

Very nice, look good on both of those.
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Re: Copers

Postby HarryR » Tue May 06, 2014 5:36 pm

That Bowman looks sweet. Reminds me of the board I was riding in '79/80 with the six tracks and copers.
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Re: Copers

Postby TonyB » Tue May 06, 2014 10:42 pm

Both look good with those wheels but Salba rode Independents, always has. If you want to make a time correct, rider inspired set up.
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Re: Copers

Postby HarryR » Wed May 07, 2014 4:36 pm

TonyB wrote:Both look good with those wheels but Salba rode Independents, always has. If you want to make a time correct, rider inspired set up.

As did BB I believe?
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Re: Copers

Postby Brian S » Thu May 08, 2014 8:50 pm

Here you go Tracker sixtrack magnesiums with Copers & lapper from about 1985 ish I think

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I was still using the Magnesium sixtracks inc copers (with a newer deck & wheels) when I had to give up skating in 1987 & used the same board for a while on my return, can't locate any pics of that at present but still have it





Oh & still have this one as well

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Re: Copers

Postby PIGDOG » Fri May 09, 2014 5:39 pm

Nice Brian.
Lovely Bowman
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