Sunday, June 13, 2010
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]