straight square taper cranks and m5 threads

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Brucey
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Re: straight square taper cranks and m5 threads

Postby Brucey » 17 Jul 2012, 9:48am

If you carry a large load on your panniers I'd suggest mounting the carrier somewhere else instead; bending loads are probably worse than the compressive loads from your bodyweight.

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Re: straight square taper cranks and m5 threads

Postby Vladimir » 17 Jul 2012, 10:01am

all of this trouble came out because the old rack didn't have enough support for the pannier if they were too far back; so it was either too far forward (fouling against the heel) or too far back (fouling against the mudguard stays and spokes, sometimes!)

What bike is there out there with a larger rear triangle or constructed in such a way that the panniers can hang 6, 8 inches further back than on a traditional MTB?

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Re: straight square taper cranks and m5 threads

Postby shotaway » 17 Jul 2012, 12:11pm

might be a little more than 6-8 inches but take a look at this

http://www.xtracycle.com/
http://surlybikes.com/bikes/big_dummy
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Brucey
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Re: straight square taper cranks and m5 threads

Postby Brucey » 17 Jul 2012, 12:25pm

a rack with a bolt-on foot

http://www.parker-international.co.uk/9989/MPart-Madison-Summit-Rear-Pannier-Rack.html?referrer=froogle&utm_source=google&utm_medium=froogle&utm_campaign=pid9989

maybe.. will allow a bracket to be made or fitted that fits onto the rear axle, at a distance backwards of your choice.

This should improve matters

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Re: straight square taper cranks and m5 threads

Postby Vladimir » 17 Jul 2012, 1:19pm

Brucey wrote:a rack with a bolt-on foot

http://www.parker-international.co.uk/9989/MPart-Madison-Summit-Rear-Pannier-Rack.html?referrer=froogle&utm_source=google&utm_medium=froogle&utm_campaign=pid9989

maybe.. will allow a bracket to be made or fitted that fits onto the rear axle, at a distance backwards of your choice.

This should improve matters

cheers


Thanks Bruce.
Shall try to make the current set up work, and if it doesnt; might well have to resort to this!
If the frame cracks - I will just transfer all of the lovely components I put onto my current frame to the spare that my friend has offered to me.

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Re: straight square taper cranks and m5 threads

Postby Vladimir » 17 Jul 2012, 1:20pm

shotaway wrote:might be a little more than 6-8 inches but take a look at this

http://surlybikes.com/bikes/big_dummy


That looks just dandy!

I've also found this: http://www.konaworld.com/asphalt_simpli ... ontent=ute

this looks even more suited to what I want:

http://www.konaworld.com/asphalt_simpli ... ent=minute

Alas, I cannot afford a £1000 bike at the moment... maybe sometime in the future?

Cheers.