Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
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NB: there are a number of grades of steel, used in Bolts..
.. in your car, the ones that hold the cylinder head on the engine block,
are stronger steel, (and tempered) than the ones that hold on the tailpipe bracket..
So, I went to an Industrial Fastener shop, to get some 5mm bolts there,
when I was fitting my (Gordon) racks to my touring bike.
Look at some Steel rear Racks such as Tubus, [Since Bruce Gordon is over here, not UK]
and ones with lots of triangles as support to the fixing bolt at the bottom..
or, ferry trip, go to NL and pick up a Used OmaFiets,, ('grandma's bike' in Dutch)
Last edited by fietsbob; 03-28-12 at 11:43 AM.