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    2008 Prouty WhaleOil's Avatar
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    Not A Very Big Deal But A First

    Picked up my Trek 4300 today and planned on putting my rack on w/my Trek Interchange bag w/panniers.

    Well, I need screws w/nuts/washers because the holes in the lower frame of the 4300 isn't threaded although the front ones are. Nonetheless, I ziptied the damn thing on and went to the bakery before it closed and got a loaf of bread.

    A small accomplishment but my heart was in the right place. I felt damn good about it too!

    Once I get that rig outfitted to get groceries I will be one happy camper At least the weather's cooperating for a change

    -eric
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    Thank You! -eric

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    Pants are for suckaz HandsomeRyan's Avatar
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    I recomend picking up some lock nuts with nylon inserts because rear racks rattle around a lot and the screws fall out at the least convenient times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    I recomend picking up some lock nuts with nylon inserts because rear racks rattle around a lot and the screws fall out at the least convenient times.
    Or some blue Loctite

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    Senior Member Novakane's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    I recomend picking up some lock nuts with nylon inserts because rear racks rattle around a lot and the screws fall out at the least convenient times.
    +1

    I've bought some cheap racks and had to replace the mounting hardware straight away since there's no way it would actually stay on a moving bicycle more than 20 minutes under any load.

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