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Old 02-24-11, 06:50 PM   #1
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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...)






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Old 02-24-11, 09:50 PM   #2
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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.
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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.
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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.




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