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Old 06-02-2011, 08:46 AM   #77
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Originally Posted by crankshaft View Post
Beautiful piece!
Nice machining and design! But the only thing I don't like about the two recent bolt-on setups is that the bolts go straight back towards the bike. I've used mounting brackets like this in long rallies and the bolts sometimes get loose. Bigger and more bolts will minimize this, of course. Some of the more successful bolt-on mounting brackets wrap around the head tube a bit more and send the mounting bolts in from the side, so that the side stress on the bolts does not tend to loosen them so much. After messing around with several different options, I've decided that welding the bracket to the frame is the safest way to go.
Please keep posting photos. I'll try to dig up some more too.
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