Fitting guards and rack on single eyelet

JoeyB

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My new Whyte Suffolk only has a single set of eyelets on the rear, I have Whyte mudguards fitted currently but want to add a Tortec rack also. Is it just a case of getting longer screws that will pass through both the guard and rack fixings?

Or is there some kind of single to double adaptor you can buy? (Did a quick google search and found something from Tubus but wasn't sure if this was for bikes with no eyelets at all?)
 
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JoeyB

JoeyB

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Thanks Mister, seemed the logical explanation but thought I'd check.
 

compo

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Harlow
And a couple of washers to stop the bolt heads opening up the mudguard stay when you tighten it enough to securely fasten the rack.
 
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JoeyB

JoeyB

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Washers already fitted with guards so no problems there. Rack is on the inside, had to stretch it open a tad due to the disk brakes and extra width. Going to pop into LBS for longer hex screws
 

raleighnut

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The way I'd do it is:- thread longer bolt from the inside , fit the rack and add a nut. tighten then fit the mudguards with a washer and nylock nut then hacksaw off the excess thread on the bolt.
 
I've used a short metal strip with 2 holes in it, sandwiched between the frame and rack through one hole, leaving the second hole free to attach the mudguard to. Prefer it to using a long bolt.
 
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