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Offline ZA

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2014, 02:38:42 pm »
It not suppose to be for one specific bike, but more of a universal fitting for a veryity of frame sizes
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2014, 04:58:27 pm »
I will visit one morning to explore options.

However those brackets are for the 10mm tubing of the GSA pannier bracket. They are too small to fit the subframe.
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2014, 02:38:25 pm »
Ok, original plan failed but I found a way.

Used a 22mm pipe clamp cut in half. Made spacers out of nylon bushes. Purchased longer bolts to compensate for tube bracket and spacers. Bolted tool-tube bottom bracket to frame using the clamp. Fixed top tube bracket to frame using cable tie (wanted to use other half of clamp but no space unless you cut into the plastic wheel arch).

Branded tool-tube appropriately :-)

Will test tomorrow, if it stays in place I will remove, paint the clamp and fit permanently.

This position does interfere with panniers however when I use panniers I do not need the tube.

It is also possible to mount another tube in the same spot above the exhaust but that requires further modifications to the clamp which I will attempt at a later stage.
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2014, 02:40:36 pm »
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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2014, 08:53:58 pm »
Knor, I can see how you mounted the bottom part of the tooltube using the pipe clamp, but can't see from the photo how you fasten the top part.  I am guessing you are using the other half of the clamp?
Also, does it not stick out quite a bit?
I like the idea, how much do you charge for labour?  :ricky:
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2014, 09:07:53 pm »
No, cannot use the clamp at the top without cutting into the plastic mudguard. The bottom actually carries the tube, the top is just held in place with a cable tie.

Will make a very thin clamp for the top but need to speak to a fabricator for that. I do not have the tools.

Sticks out less than the exhaust.

We can make a few in the time it takes to drink a couple of beers :joker:
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2014, 06:19:41 am »
Painted the clamp this weekend.
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2014, 06:24:07 am »
Yesterday again
 Walked around the bike with tool "tube" in hand but still, no solution... ;)
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2014, 06:28:23 am »
Need more pictures?
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2014, 06:33:22 am »
That position will interfere with my pannier brackets. I think I must give the freaken thing away and give it up for a bad job!!!
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2014, 07:42:13 am »
Simple rule for me, if I fit the panniers the tooltube stays home since I have ample space. For me the tooltube goes along with soft luggage and off tar adventures. Panniers just for highway touring.

There is a way to fit it on the passenger grab rail but it requires drilling which I avoid. You could probably have a bracket made to use those bolts?