Assembling Avenir Alloy Rear Pannier Rack
I need assembling instructions. I bought it new but it came without instructions.
Avenir makes a wide variety of pannier products, from a simple metal rack that clamps to the seatpost
all the way to a full touring rig with three or more bags
I'm going to guess that you're talking about the simple metal rack, and the seatpost-clamp style. If you have a different product, post back with the model number (use the "add comment" link to the right) and I'll take a swag at the instructions for your product.
For the seatpost-clamp rack, the clamp is held on by four bolts. It's important that they be tightened evenly, and the only way to accomplish this is to tighten them each a little bit at a time.
Put the rack on the back of the seatpost, so the platform has plenty of space over the back tire. If you're mounting this on a full-suspension mountain bike, be sure to allow enough space for wheel travel.
There is a small square plate with bolt holes in the corners that will match the front end of the platform. This is called the mounting plate.
Put the mounting plate on the front of the seatpost, and thread in each of the four bolts. Don't tighten them yet, just make sure that the threads are seated and that the plate is even (not clamped down tight on one side and angled out on the other)
Tighten the bolts until the mounting plate and the platform are each touching the seatpost, and again make sure that the sides are even.
Now, tighten each bolt 1/2 turn at a time, going back and forth in an X pattern over all four bolts.
When you can no longer (easily) move the platform from side to side, you should stop tightening so you don't damage your seatpost from over clamping.
If your seatpost is too skinny to get a solid clamp, the rack should have come with some rubber shims that you can use to fille the extra space.
Again, if I just described the wrong product, post back with a comment here and include the model number, and I'll help you out.
Aug 14, 2010 |