Bike and Cycling Forum > Bike Forums > General Bike Discussion > Solution For Installing A Rear Luggage Rack


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-31-2012, 12:04 AM   #1
Charles R
Paved Trail Enthusiast
 
Charles R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 226
Liked 70 Times on 38 Posts
Likes Given: 3

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.



img_2024.jpg   img_2025.jpg  
__________________

Florida Paved Trails Dot Com

http://www.floridapavedtrails.com

Charles R is offline  
3
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
kneedrachen
Moderator
TS_MODERATOR.png
 
kneedrachen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 6,698
Liked 5484 Times on 2815 Posts
Likes Given: 10858

That is a nice, clean weld!!!!!



__________________
kneedrachen is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 01:25 PM   #3
Dos_Ruedas
Senior Member
 
Dos_Ruedas's Avatar
Bikes
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,005
Liked 2545 Times on 1267 Posts
Likes Given: 128

Good idea.

__________________
Dos_Ruedas is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 04:18 PM   #4
Industry_Hack
Total noob (& forum admin)
TS_ADMIN.png
 
Industry_Hack's Avatar
Bikes
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 11,099
Liked 3529 Times on 2043 Posts
Likes Given: 3454

As a former welding instructor, I do love me some sexy and functional welds.

twelds.jpg  
Industry_Hack is offline  
kneedrachen Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 05:37 PM   #5
kneedrachen
Moderator
TS_MODERATOR.png
 
kneedrachen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 6,698
Liked 5484 Times on 2815 Posts
Likes Given: 10858

Tig?

__________________
kneedrachen is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 05:51 PM   #6
Industry_Hack
Total noob (& forum admin)
TS_ADMIN.png
 
Industry_Hack's Avatar
Bikes
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 11,099
Liked 3529 Times on 2043 Posts
Likes Given: 3454

That was my titanium tandem MTB.

Industry_Hack is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 06:19 PM   #7
kneedrachen
Moderator
TS_MODERATOR.png
 
kneedrachen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 6,698
Liked 5484 Times on 2815 Posts
Likes Given: 10858

__________________
kneedrachen is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 08:01 PM   #8
Industry_Hack
Total noob (& forum admin)
TS_ADMIN.png
 
Industry_Hack's Avatar
Bikes
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 11,099
Liked 3529 Times on 2043 Posts
Likes Given: 3454

Not all the joints were welded:

tcoupler.jpg  
__________________
IndustryOutsider.com - cycling and outdoor stuff.
Interbike 2008 photos | Interbike 2009 photos | Interbike2012 photos

The Twospoke store for shirts and stuff.
Industry_Hack is offline  
qmsdc15 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2012, 04:15 PM   #9
Charles R
Paved Trail Enthusiast
 
Charles R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 226
Liked 70 Times on 38 Posts
Likes Given: 3

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

__________________

Florida Paved Trails Dot Com

http://www.floridapavedtrails.com

Charles R is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2012, 09:28 PM   #10
wild
Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man
 
wild's Avatar
Bikes
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,971
Liked 2451 Times on 1120 Posts
Likes Given: 761

Hack do you have a better photo I think I see some undercut and a little roolover allso conave welds indecateing down hand welding.
Weldor 45 years



__________________
wild is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear rack for a (gasp) road bike kneedrachen Road Bikes 16 07-09-2012 03:12 PM
rear rack lights trx1 Gear & Accessories 5 02-14-2012 06:35 PM
DIY Lockable trunk for rear rack... thecyclops Road Bikes 10 08-24-2011 05:27 AM
Front / Rear Rack Suggestions TxCyclist General Bike Discussion 16 02-12-2011 12:18 AM
Best Rear Rack bohunker General Bike Discussion 13 10-03-2009 03:56 AM