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    Gambe di sparviero
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    Adding rack eyelets to a finished frame

    Hi. I have a steel frame bicycle, and I'd like to add eyelets to the seat stay and drop-outs to make the bike more suitable for commuting, day-tripping.

    Can this be done?

    Thanks!
    David

    ps - if yes, and you know of good shops in the Boston area, I'd like to know about them.

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    if it has a paint job in good condition, you may want to consider p-clamps or a seat post rack. Lots of people happily use solutions like that.

    Otherwise, there is no problem adding them to a steel frame. There are tons of builders in the Boston area, but I'm not sure of any that do repairs.

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    duplicate

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    Gambe di sparviero
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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
    if it has a paint job in good condition, you may want to consider p-clamps or a seat post rack. Lots of people happily use solutions like that.

    Otherwise, there is no problem adding them to a steel frame. There are tons of builders in the Boston area, but I'm not sure of any that do repairs.
    I never thought of p-clamps...

    http://www.bikecommuters.com/2008/07...-your-friends/

    The frame is in good condition. I use a seat post rack now, but it's not the best solution.

    Thanks for the p-clamp tip!

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    Tubus racks use a monostay fastened to the rear brake bridge with the brake mounting bolt, and you could use p-clips at the dropouts.

    - Stan

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