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Old 07-30-2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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Solution For Installing A Rear Luggage Rack

After trying over and over again to tighten this rear luggage rack on my bicycle seat post so it wouldn't move, I finally had enough. And yes I did include the rubber pieces around the post and the rack with my installation attempts (one was not enough and two was too big for the rack to slide down). So I took it to Doudney Sheet Metal on 7-26-12 in Sarasota Florida and had it welded. Problem solved. They even painted the weld. A great job for sure. With my model bicycle this is the only type rear rack I could use.



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Old 07-31-2012, 12:01 PM   #2
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That is a nice, clean weld!!!!!



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Old 07-31-2012, 12:25 PM   #3
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As a former welding instructor, I do love me some sexy and functional welds.

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Old 07-31-2012, 04:37 PM   #5
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Not all the joints were welded:

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Thanks for seeing everyone. With this type rack, no matter how much you tighten, it still would move on you. Not anymore. Take care.

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Old 08-04-2012, 08:28 PM   #10
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Hack do you have a better photo I think I see some undercut and a little roolover allso conave welds indecateing down hand welding.
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