[SIZE="3"][SIZE="4"]I personally do not know if other people has experienced the problems I'm having now, but here are just couple easy things to work them out.
If you cannot see the pictures, please let me know. Thanks.
A2Z adapter is really a good thing to get for a older frame, it's cheaper than most of the adapters, and easy to install, pretty much worry-free if you check your brakes set regularly. Okay, let me start to describe the problems with A2Z adapter.
1. The biggest one, the adapter will rotate back if you brake in short distance and not releasing your rear brake until completely stop. Just like the picture I showed below, after I rode home one day. The picture is pretty much self-explanatory.
2. This problem is because of the rotating. The adapter would scratch the paint off and result a serious problem if you don't take care of it early. It keep scratch the paint and materials off, there will be a day, the adapter come to loose and can't even fix it.
3. The 3rd problem is related to the 2nd one. Due to the adapter keep rotating, just like the picture showed above, the laying-part of the adapter will keep hitting on the frame, and cause the scratch. Just think if days goes by, it will eventually cause some problem.
OOOkay, to solve these problems described above, Here are couple thoughts and things need to do. It may take some time, but I personally think it worth it.
1&2※3. The rotating problem may solved by relying on the rack mount. My bike has a rack mount that right at the end of the adapter.
So I basically drilled a hole on the adapter, and put a screw through the adapter and laying on the rack mount. The laying-part clicking on frame problem can be solved too by adding a plastic tube on the frame, just like the picture I'm showing below.
Finally, comes to the end, I sanded a nut to very thin to secure the screw, and make sure check the brake set every week.
Well, here it is.
Well, maybe I just not doing the adapter right, or I'm just wasting of time. Comments are welcomed.
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