A Cycling & bikes forum. CycleBanter.com

Go Back   Home » CycleBanter.com forum » rec.bicycles » Techniques
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Homemade U-lock rack support

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old August 14th 18, 10:06 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
[email protected]
external usenet poster
Posts: 1,260
Default Homemade U-lock rack support

On Monday, August 13, 2018 at 7:10:51 PM UTC-7, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 8/13/2018 1:29 PM, Joerg wrote:
On 2018-08-13 08:27, Tanguy Ortolo wrote:
Frank Krygowski, 2018-08-13 17:11+0200:
Nice. If the appearance was bothersome, you could use a black tube held
in place with black zip ties.

Black tube, yes, if I can find some, but I only ever saw white tube in
hardware stores. Black zip ties, no, bad idea, as they let the tube
slide on the sides. I would rather use some black tape.

Zip ties are also bad in terms of reliability. It seems UV rays
embrittle them and then they just fall off. A while ago I chased and
stopped an MTB rider whose rear brake hose had come loose because of
that and was chafing on the rear wheel. Luckily I always have a snippet
of wire in my tool kit. Zip ties, too, but those only for temporary fixes.

Hmm. Well, I suppose that failure is possible, but:

My wife has some wire baskets filled with flowers hanging from a steel
balcony railing that I fabricated long ago. I attached those baskets
using black zip ties at least three years ago, IIRC. Those are in full
sun for about half the day. They're still fine.

I suppose I could pass out helmets to people sitting in the patio below
the balcony...

- Frank Krygowski

The idea is to run a telephone like behind you. Then if you have any problems you can call for help even when you're out of cell phone contact.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carrying U-lock and cable on rack Dan O Techniques 10 October 7th 09 09:57 AM
Cable lock your only option with this rack? landotter Techniques 24 December 16th 08 04:34 PM
securing bike lock to frame or pannier rack Penny Techniques 10 October 1st 08 10:31 PM
will my mountain bike support a rear rack? [email protected] Techniques 2 May 20th 08 09:53 PM
Rear rack which holds U-Lock? Gooserider General 10 June 30th 04 12:02 AM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2019 CycleBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.