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Old 01-13-11, 08:22 PM   #1
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Okay to use one of the rear disc brake bolts for a fender stay mount?

I have a custom steel cross bike that has one eyelet for a fender on the drive side, but no eyelets on the non-drive side. The bike has disc brakes so I have access to the two bolts that hold the rear disc brake. Can anyone think of any issues with putting the fender stay between the bolt and the disc brake tab, kind of acting like a washer. The disc brake bolts are cranked down tight so I don't think it would loosen up, but I'd like to hear what others say. Thanks.
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As long as it doesn't change the caliper adjustment, it should work.
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I wouldn't do it. There's too much leverage on the eyelet from the fender stay and it won't act as a true washer.
How about putting the fender stay on the inside of the frame, hold it on with a nut?
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How about putting the fender stay on the inside of the frame, hold it on with a nut?
Except for the part where the disc brake will be where the nut is.
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Can you use a P-clamp to hold the fender stay to the seatstay on that side?
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Point taken. I would still try to fasten the brake with perhaps a nut and run a longer bolt outside then. Or just sandwich the stay between two washers? I do motorcycle mechanic..ing... and it just doesn't seem right to put long fulcrum on a washer.
I'll look at my bike- tomorrow. I need some sleep now.
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I'm also questioning the wisdom of a "custom" steel bike without an eyelet on the left side of the bike, disc tabs or not. That is ****ing dumb.
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Can you use a P-clamp to hold the fender stay to the seatstay on that side?
I'm sure I could probably do something with p-clamps...just exhausting my options before adding more hardware to the bike.
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