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switching to solid axel for mounting a rack?

Old 03-13-08, 02:34 PM
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switching to solid axel for mounting a rack?

i was looking at the tubus QR mounting system and started thinking that if i went to a solid axel i could probably push a tubus cargo to its 90lb limit if i wanted to. are there any adapters that would allow the mounting of a tubus cargo rack to a solid axel?
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Originally Posted by goldfishin
i was looking at the tubus QR mounting system and started thinking that if i went to a solid axel i could probably push a tubus cargo to its 90lb limit if i wanted to. are there any adapters that would allow the mounting of a tubus cargo rack to a solid axel?
I don't think you'd gain anything. You'd have to drill the adapter out for the axle to fit through which will compromise the strength of the adapter. Then when you did mount it on the bike, how are you going to get the rack off the axle? You'd have to flex the rack a long way to get it past the axle ends or take apart the rack every time you took the rear wheel off.

Also, if you need to use the adapter on a bike, I question the wisdom of putting a 90 lb load on that bike. If it doesn't have braze-ons for a rack, it'll probably handle poorly.
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i won't actually put a 90lb load on it. it'll probably be more like 40 or 50 at most. i just wanted a margin of safety so my food doesn't go rolling across the road. i've been told the tubus qr adapter will handle that weight, but that i probably shouldn't go to that weight.
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