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Title: 6 Years & Finally Broke My First Catch (WARNING)
Post by: ron.dittmer on July 20, 2013, 11:29:13 pm
I wish those cheap little catches were made of metal.  I broken my first one this evening checking my batteries.  I knew it would eventually happen.  I've been so careful with them.  I'll need to get some matching spray paint too.  Boy oh boy, what else will I break in preparing for our trip?

I ordered a package of them here:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/121141715270?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/121141715270?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)

EDIT - WARNING

After I painted a couple catches, I installed one.  The catches I bought off ebay are NOT the same exact size and the screw holes don't match.  I needed to drill one extra hole.  If your rig is not white or not painted gray/silver, the paint mismatch to the under-body will stand out.  I have a gray/silver body which for me it was acceptable because the gray colored under-body blends nicely.  I got lucky there.

I HIGHLY recommend ordering placement catches from PC-USA to assure they are the same.


Title: Re: Dang, After 6 years, I Finally Broke My First Catch
Post by: BGolden on July 21, 2013, 09:33:17 am
Nothing else will break Ron......You're Good To Go    Drive Safe and enjoy

Bill    :)(:   (cheer)


Title: Re: Dang, After 6 years, I Finally Broke My First Catch
Post by: TomHanlon on July 21, 2013, 04:17:54 pm
Double dang.  I hope this is the worse thing that breaks on you.
You do have four spares now. :lol


Title: Re: Dang, After 6 years, I Finally Broke My First Catch
Post by: pyrthkr on July 21, 2013, 07:27:42 pm
Its been some time since I've visited the forum and somehow, I knew I'd come across something useful when I started browsing today.  Propane attendant closed the outer door w/o unlatching the clip while we were in Fredericksburg, TX for bicycle Hell Week and its been on my fix list for awhile.  Thank you for posting the link Tom. ;)


Title: Re: Dang, After 6 years, I Finally Broke My First Catch
Post by: TomHanlon on July 22, 2013, 07:27:06 am
I believe that the link is from Ron, not me. He gets the credit for it.


Title: Re: Dang, After 6 years, I Finally Broke My First Catch
Post by: Sparky on July 22, 2013, 07:53:30 pm
Good tip Ron,,, btw,,,  if you do not have touch up paint,,,, 4/12/13 I mentioned a place I purchased some paint.. I tried to copy the posting failed in my attempt.
david sparks
2008 PC 2350
houston


Title: Re: Dang, After 6 years, I Finally Broke My First Catch
Post by: ron.dittmer on July 22, 2013, 08:31:28 pm
I found close matching paint at Walmart.  It is a shade or two off from the adjacent body, but with so many color lines and protrusions, I don't think the slight variation will stand out one bit.

But thanks for the offer.


Title: Re: 6 Years & Finally Broke My First Catch (WARNING)
Post by: ron.dittmer on July 28, 2013, 11:18:56 am
Added WARNING