Bicycle Mechanics - What is this bracket?
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09-13-09, 04:44 PM
I don't remember where I got this or what it was attached to, but I used it as shown to attach a rack to daughter's 80s Japanese mixte, which had no other way to do so. As you can see it's roughly U shaped, with the flat arms of the U turned 90 degrees. Any idea what this is or where I can find one?
09-13-09, 05:00 PM
I don't know what it was but I like what you used it for! it may have been some type of cable hanger that came off the seat binder.
09-13-09, 05:10 PM
Cable hanger maybe?
It looks sort of like the bracket that was on a pulley I pulled off a girls frame that attatched to the seat binder and did the turnaround for the canti brakes (except obviously the one I took off had a pulley)
09-13-09, 05:11 PM
Thanks, BG! I think you're right, it was attached to a seatpost bolt on one of the bikes that have passed through our family's hands. In fact I'm sure you're right. What it was doing originally I can't recall. One of the holes even had that 'keyway' from the binder bolt, and I had to drill it out to fit the screw from the rack's struts. Now I at least know where to look in the bins at the co-op.
09-13-09, 05:13 PM
You posted while I was writing, Otto, and you are probably right, it was involved in hanging the straddle.
09-13-09, 08:31 PM
Lol. You could've just p-clamped it to the two seat stays. Extremely bad hardware used in that installation as well
1) Phillips head
2) No nylock nuts
3) No washers anywhere
09-13-09, 09:08 PM
if you find an extra let me know
09-17-09, 04:18 PM
If I find a couple (likely) one is yours, BG.
And thanks for your post, operator. I had a rack to get on the night before daughter's school, so not being a pro like (obviously) yourself I just made do. But I do appreciate the helpful comments.
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