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Old 10-15-11, 12:31 PM   #1
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Sturdy fender/rack mount hardware for one-eyelet dropouts?

I'm building up a bike with single-eyelet rear dropouts.

I'm using VO fenders with the draw-bolt type stay attachments. I'm C&V nutty, and I love how the draw bolts look (even if setting them up makes me want to commit regicide) and would like to use something like it in the final build if possible.

When it came time to attach the rack, I suddenly had a problem. The threaded part of the draw bolt is just long enough securely to attach the fenders. There's no room to add the rack stays in there.

And, in any case, the VO bolt seems a little lightweight for holding up the rack when there is actual cargo involved.

Does anyone have suggestions for sources of sturdy hardware of this type that might be up to the task (or alternate ideas)?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Eric
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Old 10-15-11, 01:15 PM   #2
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You'll need to spread the rack stays a bit to use this option (not a big deal) but a male/female hex standoff should do the trick: http://www.mcmaster.com/#cadinlnord/93655a451/=ei6fle

Use the standoff instead of the supplied bolt to secure the stay to the frame then attach the rack to the standoff using a proper length bolt. It'll be a slightly weaker arrangement than having the rack right against the frame but chances of that mattering are quite slim unless you do some seriously heavy loaded touring.
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Old 10-15-11, 03:01 PM   #3
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Somehow I knew that a $25, 0.4-ounce envelope was in my near future.
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Old 10-15-11, 03:50 PM   #4
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Tubus clamps

http://www.thetouringstore.com/TUBUS...ONS%20PAGE.htm
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Old 10-15-11, 05:08 PM   #5
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Planet Bike fender stays: http://ecom1.planetbike.com/7006_6.html or Problem Sovers SpaceOuts: http://problemsolversbike.com/products/spaceouts/
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Ah, thanks! Now I have some good options. I had been imagining something like the tubus clamps (both for front and rear), but didn't know where to look. The Touring Store. Brilliant!
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Or get a rack that has eyelets to connect the fenders
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