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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:00 am 
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Looking for a rear rack for road bike.

Pref silver with fittings but anything considered. Condition not too important as long as it can take a load!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:24 am 
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three or four point fixing?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:35 pm 
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three or four point fixing?


I have eyelets on the dropouts but not at the top of the seat stays, so I guess I could p-clip it to the stays (FTR the seat stays meet at the seat cluster)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:44 pm 
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leelovesbikestoo wrote:
Dead Rats wrote:
three or four point fixing?


I have eyelets on the dropouts but not at the top of the seat stays, so I guess I could p-clip it to the stays (FTR the seat stays meet at the seat cluster)


so there's no hole in seatstay bridge? just to clarify! :D


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Dead Rats wrote:
leelovesbikestoo wrote:
Dead Rats wrote:
three or four point fixing?


I have eyelets on the dropouts but not at the top of the seat stays, so I guess I could p-clip it to the stays (FTR the seat stays meet at the seat cluster)


so there's no hole in seatstay bridge? just to clarify! :D


Ah sorry, yes there's a bridge for the calipers.


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I have one for sale, 4 point fixing - ie it bolts to eyelets at the dropouts and then has two collars (with adjustable pitch and reach so you can tailor it to your frame size) which clamp round the seat stays. It's wise to use some electricians' tape under these clamps to get a snug fitavoid marking your paintwork. It's coated steel, a very plain jane finish, and it's not that pretty - the coating has flaked in a couple of places... but you could easily strip it and respray, or indeed take the coating off it and polish it up. Now that I've talked it down a bit... :lol: it is in good structural condition, very strong and will outlast any bike it's bolted to, I should think! I would personally sit on it and I don't think it would break, and I'm 15 stone. Yours for a fiver plus postage.

I'm sure Al will come up with something prettier if that's what you're after :D


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djoptix wrote:
I have one for sale, 4 point fixing - ie it bolts to eyelets at the dropouts and then has two collars (with adjustable pitch and reach so you can tailor it to your frame size) which clamp round the seat stays. It's wise to use some electricians' tape under these clamps to get a snug fitavoid marking your paintwork. It's coated steel, a very plain jane finish, and it's not that pretty - the coating has flaked in a couple of places... but you could easily strip it and respray, or indeed take the coating off it and polish it up. Now that I've talked it down a bit... :lol: it is in good structural condition, very strong and will outlast any bike it's bolted to, I should think! I would personally sit on it and I don't think it would break, and I'm 15 stone. Yours for a fiver plus postage.

I'm sure Al will come up with something prettier if that's what you're after :D


I was just going to say that the 4 point ones are better and I'm all out, I have a couple of ancient chromed ones, but they look like they're for light load only, and I think they're designed for 26 x 1 3/8" roadsters so would take some bodging to fit or you'd have to send it back (or both!)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:26 pm 
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Thanks anyway Al.

djoptix, what is the manufacturer and material? Could you send me a pic to leepaulvickersbikes@mac.com?


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No maker's mark, material will be plain guage steel at a guess! Honestly, it really is a basic bit of kit. I will get you a picture ASAP...


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Email sent. Sorry for the delay!


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