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    Mounting Fender. Drill a hole in the frame?

    Hello guys,

    Looking for some advice about mounting fenders on my bike.

    The frame is a Haro Vector V-bar, so the rear-end is a bit different.

    I've attached a few photos... To mount the fender properly, I need to drill 1 hole on the rearward-side of the tubing (red circle). That peice of tubing already has a hole drilled by the manufacturer on the forward-side (also pictured).

    What do you think?

    Is it safe to drill another hole on the rearward-side?
    I don't think it should compromise the frame structure, since it already has a hole drilled on the forward-side. I would just be completing it on the other side... so I could stick a bolt through...

    Thanks!
    (Ignore the rust and stuff, I'll get to it! pictures make it look worse than it is...)





    Last edited by Zooom; 02-26-11 at 12:11 PM.

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    Looks as if it would not cause a problem.
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    It won't hurt.
    I'd be lazy and either use a zip tie, or pull the rear wheel and use a short bolt, nut, thick rubber washer, metal washer, and a nylon locking nut and mount it to the forward side of the seat-stay.
    You've got a bike, so you gotta move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilitantPotato View Post
    It won't hurt.
    I'd be lazy and either use a zip tie, or pull the rear wheel and use a short bolt, nut, thick rubber washer, metal washer, and a nylon locking nut and mount it to the forward side of the seat-stay.

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    I reccomend a + Nylon Insert locknut so things wont rattle loose..

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    Alright, drilled the hole through and it's all done now. Thanks.



    Last edited by Zooom; 02-26-11 at 11:16 AM.

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