braze on's or mounting bolts

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nigzy
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braze on's or mounting bolts

Postby nigzy » 7 Feb 2019, 2:12pm

Hi all ,

i getting my forks resprays, but before i do , i'm unsure whether to get braze on's fitted or just get the tubus mounting kit, if i do go with braze on's should i get the rack 1st for measurement or is there a standard measurement from the axel eyelet's
Cheers

Brucey
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Re: braze on's or mounting bolts

Postby Brucey » 7 Feb 2019, 3:32pm

there is a standard separation for the mid-fork bosses vs the dropout eyelets but they don't all work in exactly the same way; best to check that your carrier uses the standard dimension

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tubus duo

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tubus tara

The carrier is nearly always much better mounted using a braze-on mount but

-surface mounted eyes sometimes fatigue off the forks (I'd always use a loop at the front with these types of braze-on) and

- through-blade mountings are better, but not all forks will accept them without the fork itself being weakened

cheers
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