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Old 04-07-08, 12:09 PM   #1
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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

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Old 04-07-08, 12:48 PM   #2
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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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Old 04-08-08, 10:51 AM   #3
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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.
Or some blue Loctite
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Old 04-14-08, 11:32 AM   #4
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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.
+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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