Join Date: May 2007
Location: Highland Park, NJ, USA
Bikes: "Hildy", a Novara Randonee touring bike; a 16-speed Bike Friday Tikit; and a Specialized Stumpjumper frame-based built-up MTB, now serving as the kid-carrier, grocery-getter.
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Small deraileur sprocket clearance
I've been on BF for a while now, posting mostly in the General Cycling and Clydesdale forums. In preparation for at attempt at commuting to work, I had a rear rack installed to hand panniers from. Riding back, the bike was making a little more noise than usual. I finally noticed that the bolt that holds the allen nut that secures the bottom of the rack to the frame is scraping against the chain int the rear derailleur when it's sitting in the lowest (smallest) sprocket. Any thoughts on how to reattach this without the nut? There's plenty of clearance when the rack's not there.
I thought about just replacing the bolt/not on that side with a loop of wire, but that won't be very secure. Help, please!