Tank mounting trick for bikes with exposed cables

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by datz510, May 17, 2008.

  1. datz510

    datz510 Member

    Here is a trick I figured out while trying to mount the tank on my bike. My bike has exposed cables on top of the top tube, so I cut a small peice of 1/8"x 3/4" strip steel, drilled it for the tank mounting studs, and then slipped it under the cables. This lets the cables run through the cutout in the tank without binding up. The tank is then tightened down normally once the strip steel is in place.

    Hope this helps someone!

  2. Aussie_Glenn

    Aussie_Glenn Member

    Nice tip datz.

    One question. It looks like thew mod will lift the rear of the tap up where the tap is. Does this stop the tank being able to drain all the fuel? ie does it reduce the 'usable capacity' of the tank?

  3. datz510

    datz510 Member

    The front of the tank is sitting on the welded ferrules for the exposed cables (with a bit of rubber placed inbetween the two), so its sitting about the same height as the back. So, as far as I can tell, there is no reduced capacity.
  4. Cool! I see now your cables are right on top of the bar. That's strange. Most mountain bikes I see the cables on the side. Nice job introvising!