Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-26-10, 02:47 PM   #1
groceries
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Attaching lowrider braket to brake housing stop

I'm not sure where this bracket (for a Philip's low-rider luggage rack) fits on the brake ("housing stop"?) boss on my long haul trucker. The brake is a an oryx cantilever. The screw that holds the brake on is tapered.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg BrakeBracket..jpg (83.9 KB, 30 views)

Last edited by groceries; 08-26-10 at 07:10 PM.
groceries is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-10, 03:31 PM   #2
zzyzx_xyzzy
headtube.
 
zzyzx_xyzzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 804
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I've never heard of a Philip's rack and can't turn one up in a google search. A picture of the whole rack would help.

"Low rider" racks usually attach to the boss on the outside midway down your LHT fork, not the brake bolt.
zzyzx_xyzzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-10, 03:43 PM   #3
madpogue
My own worst nightmare
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Madison, WI USA
Bikes:
Posts: 1,237
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
"Housing stop" refers to the cable housing. Up above, off the stem, there's something that holds the end of the cable housing, that the cable core comes out of. That bracket is probably to hold the top of the rack to that stop.
madpogue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-10, 04:53 PM   #4
groceries
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There's alink here:
http://brianphillips.co.nz/seatpostsnc.htm#Racks
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Lowrider..jpg (9.3 KB, 15 views)

Last edited by groceries; 08-26-10 at 05:14 PM.
groceries is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-10, 05:36 PM   #5
fuzz2050
Real Men Ride Ordinaries
 
fuzz2050's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 3,707
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
it looks like that rack attaches to the brake fixing bolt. You need to unscrew the bolt that holds the brake to the frame and mount the rack there.
fuzz2050 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-10, 06:02 PM   #6
CACycling
Senior Member
 
CACycling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Oxnard, CA
Bikes: '08 Fuji Roubaix RC; '07 Schwinn Le Tour GS; '92 Diamond Back Ascent EX
Posts: 4,565
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You'd need to loosen the bolt, take the brake off, slide the bracket over the brake boss then reinstall the brake.
CACycling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-10, 07:08 PM   #7
groceries
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks , so the brake goes on last. If I had been brave enough to take the bake off I would have seen. I phoned the bike shop and they said the bracket went on last (I thought)?

Last edited by groceries; 08-26-10 at 07:13 PM.
groceries is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-10, 08:31 PM   #8
fuzz2050
Real Men Ride Ordinaries
 
fuzz2050's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 3,707
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CACycling View Post
You'd need to loosen the bolt, take the brake off, slide the bracket over the brake boss then reinstall the brake.
You sure about that? Most of the cantilever mount racks I've seen go on after the brake. It seems the LBS agrees with me as well.

Take a lesson from these modified brake bolts made to take a rack.
fuzz2050 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-10, 10:12 PM   #9
BCRider
Senior Member
 
BCRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: The 'Wack, BC, Canada
Bikes: Norco (2), Miyata, Canondale, Soma, Redline
Posts: 5,456
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If he takes the brake off first and installs those mounts in behind then the return spring sleeve pin won't fit into the holes at the base of the brake bosses. So the rack brackets HAVE to go on just under the head of the bolts.
BCRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-10, 12:28 AM   #10
groceries
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It sounds like I need a flat headed bolt. There is one with the rack but it looks a bit short compared with the present tapered one.
groceries is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-10, 08:27 PM   #11
groceries
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Was wrong type anyway as I found out today.
CL-890F Low Rider



Company Name: MASSLOAD (TSAI JUNG CAST CO., LTD.) Brand: MASSLOAD
Attached Images
File Type: jpg CL-890F..jpg (12.6 KB, 13 views)

Last edited by groceries; 09-06-10 at 08:34 PM.
groceries is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-10, 08:48 AM   #12
Scheherezade 
12mph+ commuter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Oak Park, IL
Bikes:
Posts: 863
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Velo Orange also makes a set of bolts that tighten the canti mount while allowing you to mount a rack on top of it.
Scheherezade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-10, 09:07 AM   #13
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 22,091
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1111 Post(s)
I looked at picture, in #4 and thought it was to go on a suspension fork lower slider, due to low U bracket..

glad #11 came up next , confirming that...

doesn't look like it would last long if actually used off road ..

a suspension fork rack design from the minds that brought you the lead-cadmium painted toy..
load and vibration transferred to the mount for the brakes on front .. bad idea.

A regular type that has a mount to the fork tip eyelet is needed.

Last edited by fietsbob; 09-07-10 at 09:26 AM.
fietsbob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-10, 10:17 AM   #14
fuzz2050
Real Men Ride Ordinaries
 
fuzz2050's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 3,707
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
a suspension fork rack design from the minds that brought you the lead-cadmium painted toy..
load and vibration transferred to the mount for the brakes on front .. bad idea.

Old Man Mountain
has been making racks that attach to the brake mounts for years, and I've heard nothing but great things. Of course, they do look much better built than the aforementioned rack.
fuzz2050 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:21 PM.