Author Topic: Stopping the rack pipe twisting  (Read 801 times)

Offline Dobly

Stopping the rack pipe twisting
« on: November 13, 2017, 04:09:47 AM »
As you can see in this photo of my kit, the left rack arm is under some pressure to not twist.



Anyway, for those with that issue here is my fix.

First I found a long 8mm bolt and a matching drill bit.

I then drilled an 8mm hole right through the rack fitting and the pipe within.



And I stuck a bolt in it.



That pipe is not ever going to twist.

Job done.

Almost.

I cut the bolt shorter and filed it smooth on the end.



For now I have just stuck a bit of gaffa tape on the end to stop it shaking loose. But I will try to find some sort of simple clamp to hold it. It only needs to hold the bolt to stop it slipping out.

These rack pipes will never twist.






Offline Iggford

Re: Stopping the rack pipe twisting
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 11:02:10 AM »
Genius!!  I'll have to do that on mine.  I'm constantly having to re-tighten my rack.

Thanks for posting that!


--Shawn.

Offline Dartanbeck

Re: Stopping the rack pipe twisting
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 08:04:52 PM »
Awesome!
For holding it in place, maybe drill a small hole through the smooth end of the bolt and use a small clip?
Just a thought.

I don't really have this issue yet, but I might just perform this mod before I do.
Thanks Dobly! Your DIY tips never cease to inspire!!!   8)
Alesis DM10X Mesh

Offline Dobly

Re: Stopping the rack pipe twisting
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 03:00:06 PM »
Awesome!
For holding it in place, maybe drill a small hole through the smooth end of the bolt and use a small clip?
Just a thought.

I don't really have this issue yet, but I might just perform this mod before I do.
Thanks Dobly! Your DIY tips never cease to inspire!!!   8)

I never did put gaffa tape or a clip on it. They do not budge.

Offline Dartanbeck

Re: Stopping the rack pipe twisting
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 07:41:01 PM »
Noice!!!
Great tip. Simple, many possible variations... sweet!
Alesis DM10X Mesh

Offline Dobly

Re: Stopping the rack pipe twisting
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 11:30:50 PM »
Thanks Darten.. I have had some hit and miss over the years but I'm getting better at it i reckon. ;)

The 2 bolts live in my stick bag now with the drum keys and a the L shaped allen wrenches that do my tension rods (but that's another diy story)