Friday, September 10, 2010

QR lever added to prototype decaleur

Something I've been wanting to do for a long time, I finally got a quick-release cam lever to replace the nut and bolt I was previously using to fasten my decaleur to the headset-mounted cable hanger. This means I can rapidly get the bag on and off the bike without any tools, and the QR cam should be more secure than the nut and bolt was.

Here's a link to the original decaleur solution, which shows off how the decaleur works a bit more clearly. Below are some snapshots of the QR. I sawed a notch into the cable hanger so that the M5-threaded bolt can get into and out of the hanger, just like an axle into a dropout.

The snapshots: