Girts Zarins from Latvia sent us this article about his self-made pegs.
I was thinking to make my bike lighter, because I thought that
it is too heavy, especially the front of it. Than I decided to
change my pegs because they were really massive. But the biggest
problem was that here in shops weren´t any flatland pegs. There
were only heavy street pegs which I already had. About ordering
from online-shops somewhere in Germany I didn´t think, because
it would be expensive to deliver them from Germany to Latvia etc.
in my mind came an wonderful idea - to try to make self-made pegs. I knew
that in my fathers company work one guy who could help me with machining
them. So I went to the steel shop and bought 60 cm tall aluminium bar.
The material was D16t aluminium. How the salesmen said it is the strongest
Russian aluminium. I paid for it about 8 Eur. After that I gave drawings
and material to the engineer and he made wonderful pegs. But the main
feature of it is that one my old crmo peg pair weighed 600 grams, but
one new "self-made" peg pair weighs only 280 grams. You can
see that difference is really big. In conclusion I can only say that I
saved more than 0.5 kg only when I changed pegs.
- Girts Zarins