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Eagle`02
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ToolTube on a budget

Post by Eagle`02 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:41 pm

I got a bit bored this weekend at home inbetween work & family duties, so I snuck downstairs into the cave at every opportunity !
Came up with this idea to store some tubes, levers, spare parts etc when I finally get out for a weekend trip on the 690.

Had some 90mm tube laying around & guess what? Cut it in half & it made two tubes just under 400mm each
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Ducked over to Bunnings to get some end caps (grand total of around $11), stuck them on using the PVC adhesive I had at home
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And Presto, Two storage Tubes ready for paint (you could leave them white also I suppose, but I had time to burn)
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Made some lanyards for the lids (I had some hardware laying around that I had acquired on past boat build jobs)

All attached, just need to grab a couple of slightly longer worm drive clamps (mine were 20 mm too short)
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Left some space between tubes & the Pannier frames for straps to secure the Andyz Bags



Best bit is,, It takes me all of 15mins to undo 8 bolts & the whole rack assembly is off ;)
Easy as !!! :dance:
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Re: ToolTube on a budget

Post by Whitey » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:28 am

Nice work !
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Re: ToolTube on a budget

Post by Eagle`02 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:22 pm

Added my new aluminium backing plates (home made again :P ) to the racks today.
Cut, sanded, drilled & glued on with silicone between the plates & racks to avoid vibration 8)

May need to change the P Clips to sturdier model later, but it`s no biggie to do that ,,,,,
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Re: ToolTube on a budget

Post by Dobbo » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:28 pm

Nice job Eagle :thumb:

I did a similar thing awile back; however, I found the end screw cap would tighten whilst riding and combined with dust/dirt I was unable to unscrew the cap. I ended up going back to the original set up, as I did not want to get caught out when riding alone.

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Re: ToolTube on a budget

Post by Eagle`02 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:08 pm

Cheers Dobbo,
Yeah I had thought the screw caps might be a problem at some stage (actually thought they may work loose or come off) :roll:
So figured I would simply wrap them with some electrical tape for added security when in use on a long trip, that will help keep dust at bay as well :wink:

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Re: ToolTube on a budget

Post by Baiazid » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:44 pm

I am using a Toshiba toner. Cap can be unscrewed very easy.
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Re: ToolTube on a budget

Post by nk14zp » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:41 am

I use welding rod holders.

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