W/NG – Baggage Rack 2

 Armed with a full bottle of Argon I set about making the pannier body brackets to hold off the service. These are lower from a little bit of 25 x 3 mm flat bar, truly an Ikea towel rail that I took off a scrap door.

The rear bracket is a bit difficult to bend. I used warmth and a little bit of scaffold pole to place the curve in, then made the 90° bend earlier than drilling the opening final. It took a little bit of adjusting to make the curved half land on the service correctly:

As you see right here, it isn’t fairly there but. The entrance bracket is way simpler.

Listed here are the 2 tacked in place, with the pannier body. After all I used the holes within the pannier body to find the brackets – the little bit of copper wire was holding the body with the brackets bolted to it whereas I tacked the brackets on the service.

Totally welding the bars at 90A. I am amazed at what the little TIG machine will do, even when the battery voltage drops fairly low – the inverter low voltage alarm was beeping away once I let the arc get too lengthy, however then it was darkish outdoors once I did this:

Extra brackets for the offside:

These have been much more troublesome. Finally I realised that the holes within the second pannier body weren’t in the identical place as the primary one and wanted a little bit of adjustment.
With a bit extra welding it was quickly completed:
No apologies right here – I wished to maintain the crimson end to take care of some a part of the Italian affect this bike had – and is steadily dropping as I deliver it again to straightforward.

I will not be portray it khaki although!