Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto, Canada
In Afrikaans we have a saying " 'n boer maak 'n plan" which translated directly means "a farmer makes a plan"..... and that's what I did.
Ended up straddling a large step ladder across the bike, looped a ratchet tie strap around the bracket where the seat lock is located, and lifted that sucker until it was all aligned.
It has been a VERY frustrating day, firstly because I did not have the correct tools, and secondly the bolts were insanely tight, ended up snapping one ratchet. Good thing is I am now the proud new owner of a 1/2" drive set.
Only thing left to do if sort out the pre-load adjuster bracket, because somehow I managed to strip the thread. I like the Elka, but that bracket is a stupid design.
Cannot wait to go for a ride.