fuel tank mounted under rear rack, what rack?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by sactownie, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. sactownie

    sactownie Member


  2. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    I think thatsdax.com has those, call see if in stock.
     
  3. sactownie

    sactownie Member

    I am hoping someone here has already done the research otherwise looks like im going to have to get the tank and go to a bike shop to match up what they have.
     
  4. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

  5. sactownie

    sactownie Member

    The tank on ebay does not appear to come with a rack like that one on dax does. I want a sturdy rack and I wonder what racks will fit that tank only on ebay. I do have a dremel with all the attachments so I can modify whatever. I just want a good strong rack to fit the tank to.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2014
  6. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    It's pretty simple what he is asking. He wants to know if anyone knows what rack the tank on ebay will fit. Not that hard to figure out.
     
  7. wingnut

    wingnut New Member

    hello , i sucessfully mounted that tank to a gt2a frame , i had to bend the included mounting braces
    dax sells them with the chrome "cage" & the mounting braces ...it is clearly the better product
     
  8. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    Hey sactownie. Whatever happened to your Spookytooth rear mounted 2.5l tank? The one that comes with the puny-looking rack for mounting?

    I don't have experience with the tank you're looking into, and as you probably know if you've seen my posts around, I haven't even motorised a bike yet lol! but I do know a bit about "fully loaded touring" bicycles, and I am certain there are no bicycle racks intended for mounting a petrol tank underneath. Bicycle racks are not intended to mount anything underneath. Are you going to use a 26" wheel and planning to use a rack designed to fit over a 29er rear wheel? It might have to be a 24" wheel to get the kind of clearance (it looks like) you'll need for that tank. Hard to guess the dimensions of course but I'd guess it's more than a couple of inches. I expect you'll end up having to mount the tank on top of the rack.
    The widest and tallest bicycle rear pannier rack that I know of is the Old Man Mountain Pioneer which is available in a 700C/29er version (one inch taller than the 26"-wheel version) at a nominal 16" tall. It is 6.5" wide with 0.5" diameter tubing so presumably 5.5" width inside. It is rated to support 70lbs, enough for serious heavy load tourers such as self-supported round-the-world cyclists, and it's priced accordingly (be sitting down when you click this link, lol!)
    http://www.oldmanmountain.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=O&Category_Code=PR
     
  9. sactownie

    sactownie Member

    I never got the rack from spooky, I ordered it but then got an email from them the next day that it was unavailable.
    Ive been using my stock tank strapped to a small made for the front rack that i mounted on the rear. It was temporary (going on over 6 months now LOL) and its the last thing I want to do to call my bike 100% finished. The other tank racks I see them priced at $50+ and they just dont seem worth that cause the rack they come with looks flimsy.
    Guess Ill keep looking, my other possibility is one of those tanks that mounts under the top bar but all the post I seen on them say they have leaks when there new from bad welds.
     
  10. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    A nice product called seal-all will seal the leaks. It's gas-proof and bonds to any surface. Pressure test the tank and put some seal all where you find any leaks.
     
  11. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    I had a look at that underslung tobtube tank when your post inspired me to go and look at the Spookytooth website. I've asked them the dimensions so hopefully that info will be on their website soon.. though they are out of stock atm.
     
  12. sactownie

    sactownie Member

    Yea the more I think about it the more I think ill do the under top tube tank. I have a large frame MTB, 21" size i beleive and I may as well take advantage of all the space i have between motor and frame plus I like the better weight distribution towards the front. The only negative is the size of the inlet, not sure a gas pump nozzle will fit it so may be forced to carry a small funnel if you ever fuel at gas stations, I know I like to fuel at home where i can mix the fuel in a can but sometimes you have no choice..
    Problem is like you said there all out of stock!
     
  13. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    SacT I'm guessing you have an in frame engine. Why not buy a generic rear rack and mount one of the plastic tanks on top of it. Most mount with just 2 tabs and mounts are easy to fabricate.
     
  14. battery

    battery Member

    If I were you I would buy the tank and take it from there. My local bike shop had a pile of used rear racks for me to pick through at $5 a peice with hardware. if all else fails you can use angle bar, a metal drill bit, and some nuts and bolts.
     
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