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dustinseymourhoffman
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Mudguards and pannier rack

Postby dustinseymourhoffman » Sat Oct 13, 2012 18:24 pm

Hi just looking for a bit of advice. I have a ridgeback platinum with mudguards already on it. I would also like to add a pannier rack too but there is only one eyelet that the mudguards are already going through. Is it possible to use the same whole for both but by just using a longer screw? any help would be great!

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Re: Mudguards and pannier rack

Postby redvee » Sat Oct 13, 2012 22:38 pm

Yes, be careful with the driveside bolt, make sure it doesn't foul the cassette.

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Re: Mudguards and pannier rack

Postby dustinseymourhoffman » Sun Oct 14, 2012 09:40 am

Thanks redvee that's great. Let the hunt for a correctly sized screw in b&q commence!

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Re: Mudguards and pannier rack

Postby jockywilson » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:30 pm

Have done the same without any problem, but as redvee says make sure there's enough clearance between the bolt and cassette. Also make sure the rack is mounted first i.e. against the frame and then then mudguards stays.


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Re: Mudguards and pannier rack

Postby zx6man » Mon Oct 15, 2012 14:51 pm

I used M5 x 16mm, ebay for a bag of 10 cheaper than B&Q for one.....

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Re: Mudguards and pannier rack

Postby The Rookie » Mon Oct 15, 2012 15:01 pm

And stainless cost little more than rusty (or rusty in 5 months!) ones.

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Re: Mudguards and pannier rack

Postby Big_Paul » Mon Oct 15, 2012 16:38 pm

Don't go to B&Q, they'll charge you silly money for a bubble pack of bolts made of cheese, look for your local fastener supplier and you can get bolts in stainless for about 20-50p a pop. Use some copper grease on them and a spring washer.
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Re: Mudguards and pannier rack

Postby redvee » Mon Oct 15, 2012 22:28 pm

Big_Paul wrote:look for your local fastener supplier and you can get bolts in stainless for about 20-50p a pop.


I've bought nuts & bolts from mine, sometimes I've paid, £1, other times when I've had the odd nut or bolt I haven't despite offering the £1 has been refused.


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