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DeanG
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Cycle wings

I'm replacing front cycle wings And  I'm not sure what product is best to use to attach them to bracket thank you for any advice Dean 

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Hi, Dean.

I lost two wings before finding a solution.There's a vast amount in the archives on this, please let me know if you'd like any help with searching.

A personal summary:

1 Some Members like to use additional fasteners such as bigHeads or cable ties or bolts. Others only use adhesive. 

2 There are many different recommendations for adhesives, inclding Sikaflex 221, other Sikaflex products, and Tiger Seal. 

3 Preparation of the stay and wing may be more important than the precise type of adhesive. I eventually degreased and cleaned the wing, rubbed the stay back to bare metal, and made a sausage roll rather than a sandwich.

Jonathan

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That is assuming you don't want traditional bolts which do work.  I never lost a wing using that technique.

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JP
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I'll be replacing mine and I'll stick with bolts too.

Out of interest, have you found any alternative (read cheaper) supplier other than Caterham?  I might do all wings and the nose cone on mine...

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If your looking for black cycle wings you can get perfect ones in ABS (mirror finish far better than GRP) from Steve Humphries @ YC Plastics

lighter than Carbon fibre and nigh on bomb proof and cheaper than GRP too.

Secure with Tigerseal 

http://www.ycplastics.co.uk/

He also does half doors toowith the elbow pocket and a few other 7 bits too.

 

 

JP
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#5 - many thanks - the website doesn't have much info - I'll give him a call in the next day or so.

Cheers

 

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I used sikaflex 221 on my recent build, applied as instructed in the current build guide. No issues with multiple track days with Vmax of 124mph.

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Can you post up the instructions from the current build guide pls as I have to do this job next week..  thanks.

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If you send me a Private Message with your email address I can send you both the last text-heavy version and the current pictorial version.

Jonathan