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Thank septacycles for the Velo Orange order, here's my Porteur

Old 03-05-12, 09:00 AM
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Thank septacycles for the Velo Orange order, here's my Porteur

Here's the porteur rack. It was a challenge as usual cause of the French craziness. Don't even want to begin but finally, what I thought we be slam dunk, was 3 hours of work.

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Old 03-05-12, 09:18 AM
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nice lookin! time to put a stack of newspapers up front
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Wow! I like that! More pics, please? What bar is that?
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I like the stem / bar / brake lever combo. Great looking bike.
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Originally Posted by frpax View Post
Wow! I like that! More pics, please? What bar is that?
Velo Orange Porteur bars. Tektro 4.1 brakes. 30 year old Brooks Saddle. Free Mercier bike from a Professor from University of California, IRvine, $40 wheelsets, VO French BB, VO headset, BikeIsland track crank, Shimano something touring derailleur, stem from forum member, scavenged pads from another brakeset. Bike is full of paint pits and patina. Love it!!! I commute 3 miles to work daily. 99% of it is on a bike path. How lucky am I?!

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Nice work, triple! Great utilitarian setup and I like the way you went with the thumb shifter. Nice application!
How are you connecting your rack/fender combo? Do you have double eyelets on your front fork? It's hard to tell on your shots.
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Originally Posted by The Thin Man View Post
Nice work, triple! Great utilitarian setup and I like the way you went with the thumb shifter. Nice application!
How are you connecting your rack/fender combo? Do you have double eyelets on your front fork? It's hard to tell on your shots.
Well, as usual, I thought it would be a slam dunk project. Got the rack on Saturday while I was away in Death Valley doing the Spring Double Century. Got back on Sunday and I thought it would be a 10 minute project. Turned out to take 3 hours of my afternoon. I had to buy long'ish hex screws from the hardware store cause the fenders have a think plastic piece (SKS fenders). So I got that long screw, some washers, and a nylon nut. But the HARD part, was the bracket that connects to the brake bolt. The way centerpulls work, the calipers move UPWARDS causing it to hit that bracket. So most of the time, I had to spend bending it the right angle. Then I had to move the brake pads to the outmost of each posts. What a pain!!! But it does look great. And yah, I do love the thumb shifter. Its awesome. I think its a 1x5 or 1x6 setup. Not sure.

Next up, in the future, is a set of chainguards.
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triplebutted, I spent a little longer adapting a rear rack to my touring bike because I had to resurrect geometry skills to get the mismatch to work. Funny thing is that it now looks like it only took 10 minutes to install and works like a treat, which I guess is a sign of success, both for you and I. The porteur rack looks great on the bike, congrats.

Are you going to mount any headlamps onto the rack?

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Originally Posted by bradtx View Post
triplebutted, I spent a little longer adapting a rear rack to my touring bike because I had to resurrect geometry skills to get the mismatch to work. Funny thing is that it now looks like it only took 10 minutes to install and works like a treat, which I guess is a sign of success, both for you and I. The porteur rack looks great on the bike, congrats.

Are you going to mount any headlamps onto the rack?

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Oh thanks! I'm sure your wrenching skills are great. I used the light this weekend for my ride. But I rode to work today and I was looking down and thought "man, it would be cool to have those 1500 lumen lights on either side. I have 2 of them from Ebay but work marginally okay. One of them turns off when I hit a bump so its kinda annoying. I wound up getting a pretty nice Cree light that is stupid bright!!!
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