kfong wrote:Has anyone done there own dishing, how difficult is it?
kfong wrote:I might see if I can repair it some how with a new steel plate and some carbon fiber and Kevlar. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have a welder so I would have to go this route. Not happy with the amount of breakdowns IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been getting lately.
amberwolf wrote:kfong wrote:I might see if I can repair it some how with a new steel plate and some carbon fiber and Kevlar. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have a welder so I would have to go this route. Not happy with the amount of breakdowns IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been getting lately.
That's this rack, right?
which replaced this one?
Do you have an old steel bike U-fork or 10-speed style "aero" fork laying around, with pinched-style dropouts? If so, you can cut just a few inches of the very end of the fork off, at the dropouts end, slit them lengthwise with a hacksaw (you may need multiple slits to take out enough material to allow proper clamping, or very wide slits), and hose clamp that in at least two places along the length onto your rack's existing ends. Then use the old dropouts to bolt back to the seatclamp bolts as before.
It's nowhere near as good as welding but it will work, as long as the forks you use aren't hugely different in diameter than the rack's tubing.
kfong wrote:Amberwolf, I had it bolted on rather tight, so I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think it had any movement.
I also used a fiber lock nut to secure it. The plate is steel; the whole rear rack is steel. The fall that I had could have done most of the damage. In reality, most of my breakdowns have come about due to me jumping.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll try to see if I can beef up the rack even more. Since I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t do any welding there might not be much that I can do for bracing.
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