Where To Buy A Rear Rack Mount Gas Tank????

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by Johnny C., Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Johnny C.

    Johnny C. New Member

    Does anyone know where I can get a rear rack mounted gas tank? Thatsdax.com is sold out and I have just spent the last couple of hours searching to no avail. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2008

  2. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    Check out Staton-Inc. He's got 84 oz & 96 oz. tanks. BTW - if you want to color-match those tanks, you should be able to use plastic paint, used to paint resin patio furniture. (and, if you want, add a strip of masking tape down one side. remove it after painting, and you have a level indicator)
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2008
  3. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Weird, I was just searching for one and here you were. Thanks loquin.
     
  4. Johnny C.

    Johnny C. New Member

    Thanks Loquin, but I was looking more for a metal tank that comes with the rear rack. I am trying to go for the old school look on my new chopper/beach cruiser.
     
  5. Demosthenese

    Demosthenese Guest

    dax has one available on his site. i bought it so here is a report;

    The tank itself is of similar quality to the ones that ship with the kits, the gas plug is lower profile and leaks just like a regular kit gas tank. The risers that go down to the axles are heavy duty, but the mounting hardware leaves something to be desired. It is supposed to mount to each side of your rear fork up near the seat. I have seen bikes with places in the frame drilled for rear racks of this kind, but not on newer mountain bikes as far as i know. I has to improvise with some brake cable tightened around the seat post. It is designed for wheels less then 26 inches too, because i had to fabricate risers of a couple inches to clear my rear tire. I'm going to have to make more risers too to make the tank tilt forward toward the valve, because right now it's slightly tilted back.

    It comes with some issues, but if you don't mind some work it is a great solution. Far stealthier then tank on the front. There are some home made solutions on this site, the plastic seat post mounted racks can be drilled to mount the stock gas tank to it, but i'd be worried about plastic fatigue in the long run. I jury rigged a rear mounted stock tank to a standard aluminum bike rack but over 4 months it broke from metal fatigue.

    In the end,
     
  6. skyhawkcanada

    skyhawkcanada New Member

    i have them

    email me at dj_ooze@hotmail.com, or search for my other postings, i have an assortment of tanks..

    thanks,
    Jordon
     
  7. Johnny C.

    Johnny C. New Member

    I just wanted to say thanks again to Jordon for helping me with the tank. I posted pics and the build info in the "Wild In The Streets" section, and I also posted pics in the "Picture Gallery". I really appreciate your help and I look forward to doing more business with you.
     
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