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Well... I tinkered carefully and was able to remove the top cap without breaking anything. 1) There are 2 small holes on the sides, right above the hose holder clip. You must push in the tab that keeps the top cap secure using a pointy tool and turn the cap slowly clockwise. Here you see it with the tabs disengaged and showing the holes the tabs click ...


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The main issue is the load limits on those racks, and the second one is why those limits exist. The Thule Pack ’n Pedal Tour Rack is claimed to take 25kg, the Topeak seatpost mounted racks will take 9kg. Thule seem to be selling rebadged Freeload gear? I have seen a Thule rack fail with significantly less than 25kg on it, and while being ridden fairly ...


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Do not try to use a floor pump to inflate your shocks. Use a shock pump - "Use the right tool for the right job." What you're attempting to do is like trying to fill a water balloon from a fire hydrant. If I had ever attempted to use a floor pump to pressurize a fork in any of the shops I've worked in, I would have got slapped. Your pressure will not read ...


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A floor pump like Joe Blow has a massive piston, and the problem I can see is not about reading the pressure, but actually pumping such small amounts of air for this to be accurate (although the manometer may also not be too precise...). Technically you can use this, but as you mentioned it will not be accurate and there's not much you can do about it. You ...


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You have the seat stay mounts on the frame (those are the two thin tubes that go from the rear wheel drop outs to the top of the seat tube). What you need is mounts on the rear wheel drop outs. Typically, they are part of the dropout and/or frame. In your case, you have none. That being said, the P-Clips and Tubus Clamps will not be useful. The Tubus ...


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As an interim answer, it sounds like the plastic track has been wallered out and now has play between it and the metal track. Topeak UNI Super Tourist DX Disc Carrier stock photo showing rail in the middle Topeak MTX Trunk Dry Bag stock photo showing underside. First guess is that the grey plastic foot has worn through insertion/removal over time. I ...


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I think the answer is maybe. Yes you can, but the panniers may have to be quite far back to avoid pedal and seat strikes that it's a compromise. That's if you can find an existing product, or commission a bespoke rack, that's suitable for your luggage weight and shape, wheel size, suspension geometry and axle arrangement. A couple of sensible alternatives: ...


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I have a Yeti ASX dual suspense mountain bike. I fitted the Oldman mountain Sherpa rear rack and carry about 15-20 kgs on it without any problems. I use Ortleib Classic roller panniers and have never had a problem. I've completed the following tours: 600 kms Munda Biddi Mtn bike route in West Australia, Adelaide to Alice Springs 1600 kms, New Zealand South ...


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Late answer, however I though it worth adding a manufacturer (Thanks to answer to another question) that does this without loading the seat stay as much as the Thule. oldmanmoutain They attach to the axle and brake bosses (if you have them) or use P clamps on the seat stay. Have a load rating of 40 lb. looking at the design most of the weight would be on ...


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