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kobyj 05-24-02 02:30 PM

I broke my bike!
 
So a few days ago, I noticed that the mount for my red blinkie was cracked. Since it is metal, I purchased JB-Weld and proceeded to repair it.

While I was riding into work yesterday, the blinkie fell out of the holder within the first 1/4 mile. I put it back on and everything was still good. About 2 miles later, I heard a small pop. I stopped at the next stop light and found the mount for my blinkie was hanging by just a thread of metal! I tore it off and rode on into work without the blinkie.

Monday morning, I'm going to attempt to JB-Weld it again. This time, I am going to try to scratch the metal before reattaching the mount.

I guess no riding the commuter bike to work until I get that fixed. I hope this next time it will hold.

marcus 05-24-02 06:56 PM

SCRAP THE BIKE! I am not kidding that weld stuff is garbage. I know a guy who literally ripped his nuts off after crashing because of trying to use that crap to repair a bike frame.

Go to a garage sale and buy another bike please.

RainmanP 05-24-02 08:28 PM

Wait, is the bike frame cracked or just the blinkie mount? If just the blinkie mount you can just clip the blinkie to the back of your backpack, helmet, whatever, if it has a clip. You can get a whole new blinkie, including mount for $8-10 from Nashbar or Performance.

kobyj 05-28-02 07:20 AM


SCRAP THE BIKE! I am not kidding that weld stuff is garbage. I know a guy who literally ripped his nuts off after crashing because of trying to use that crap to repair a bike frame.
I have broken a frame before. I had the bottom bracket break free from the downtube and seatpost. The frame bent allowing the bottom bracket and pedals to go under the back tire and dropping the center of the bike so that the remains of the seat tube was resting on the ground. Needless to say, I got a few odd looks as I took my bike home to pull parts off before trashing the frame.


Originally posted by RainmanP
Wait, is the bike frame cracked or just the blinkie mount? If just the blinkie mount you can just clip the blinkie to the back of your backpack, helmet, whatever, if it has a clip. You can get a whole new blinkie, including mount for $8-10 from Nashbar or Performance.
It is just the blinkie mount. In looking at Nashbar, all I found were blinkies with seatpost mounts which will not work with my rack. I did not get a chance to work on it Monday. I may be able to get to it tonight.

naisme 06-02-02 04:55 AM

My LBS carries a large selectio of blinkies, and several are the type that will screw on to the rear mount of moset racks. But that cheap a$$ metal they use to provide a mount is useless, and usually one of the first items to break for me. I've goen with the clip on blinkies, so I can attach them to my panniers, belt, helmet whatever. I've got to remember to unclip too, as I've lost a couple of them for leaving them with the bike.

GravityBmxer 06-07-02 04:19 PM

Hi. Sense you broke your bike. You should buy a new one. Or You could get a new frame. Look on your computer to see what frames you can aford and do it in magazines too. I hoped I helped.:)

kobyj 06-11-02 07:09 AM

Well, I think I finally found a way to fix the blinkie mount.

I found a L-bracket in with my tools. The holes do not line up correctly but they are close enought that it will work! I'M BACK TO COMMUTING BY BIKE ON THURSDAY!!:)


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