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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Nothing Last Forever





On the eve of our departure, the eyelet holding the rack to the dropout broke. Good thing we have 2 (yes, that was a deliberate design decision). I'll have to have Pardo look at it to make sure I didn't install anything wrong just to make doubly sure, though!

Update: Pardo discovered that the rack was bent, so he straightened it. Then he straightened the bottom-most strut separately after a failed attempt to file away material that was causing the rack not to be square with the eyelet. Then he chased all the threads and attached a nut in addition to the bolt. Now the darn thing is extremely solid.

[Update: Pardo has a failure analysis]
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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Wow, crazy. Good thing you have 2!!!