Monday, August 3, 2015

Boom Tweak

The new Catrike booms have a rough black color coat to prevent the boom from twisting in the boom clamp. My 700 boom is the old style smooth powder coated boom. Up to now I've used bolts ( not the quick release levers) to securely tighten the boom clamp. 

I want to go back to the quick release levers so I can easily move the boom all the way in when traveling with the trike in the car. In the past I could not get the quick release levers tight enough to prevent the boom from occasionally twisting in the clamp when under pressure. Taking a clue from the new Catrike booms I roughed up the surface of my boom up to the point where it slides into the boom clamp when adjusted for me. 

Hopefully this will secure the boom from twisting when using the quick release levers.

Boom pulled out showing roughed up area.

Boom adjusted for riding.

NOTE 8/20/15 - After 125 miles of riding, the boom has not moved. It's a simple fix to persistent problem on the older booms.

1 comment:

  1. Looks good! Jodi had that problem with her old Road, but the double clamp seems to take care of it on her new one, but you're a bigger, stronger rider, so I can see the slippage being an issue.