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Re: [RC] Broken stirrup bar on OF SD - Ed and Wendy Hauser

If the stirup bars are the same design as on an OF endurance cutback, it it
relatively easy to make replacements that are stronger than the original.
Using the remains of the original piece of thin galvanized sheet steel as a
pattern, bend a piece of thicker cold rolled steel using a hammer and a
vice.  When you have it to the proper shape, soft solder it together.  This
extra step will make the resultant bracket much stronger.   Then drill the
three holes, countersink and screw back to the tree.  If this level of metal
working is beyond your skills, look for a blacksmith, or machine shop to do
everything but rescrewing to the tree.

Over the years I have broken both mine, my first replacement has aboutr 600
end. miles (plus the associated training miles) and is fine.

Ed and Wendy Hauser
Sisu West
2994 Mittower Road
Victor, MT 59875


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