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    Default Bike fishing rod holder?

    The weather is warming up, so it's almost time to reinstall a fishing rod holder on my commuter bike. This year, I'd like something better than the short lengths of PVC pipe I zip-tied to my Wald front basket last spring.

    I'm looking for a way to mount a rod holder to the front of my basket, such that the reel of an assembled rod sits at about the same level as my front hub. The reason is to keep the tip of the assembled rod from hitting branches and underpasses in transit, which happened to me a lot last summer. I'd rather not disassemble/reassemble each time I want to stop or go. I could just zip-tie a piece of PVC pipe to the side of my rear rack to get the rod tip lower, but I like to keep an eye on things. And it's harder to swing a leg over the bike with a fishing rod in the way.

    The best I can come up with is clamping one end of a 2' length of angle aluminum vertically to the basket, and clamping a short piece of PVC pipe to the other end.

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    Can you post some photos of your current setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    I was going to suggest something similar: along your down tube, with the handle and reel perched above the cage...but I realized your basket will be in the way:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/passion/carry...ml#post8093496

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    Here are some pics of the old setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyRider View Post
    Here are some pics of the old setup.
    What about moving the PVC holders to the lower forward strut of your basket, and possibly overlapping the fork leg? Obviously set it up so it's braced and won't shift out of place.

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    Thanks, that's a good idea. Might have to offset it from the strut to clear the basket. It would lower the rod tips quite a bit to put them lower and on an angle like that.

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    Sounds like 20 min worth of fabrication. stop by the shop sometime this spring.

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    collapsible fishing pole?

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    Yes, but ... no fabrication involved!

    Thanks for the offer Vicegrip. What kind of beer do you prefer?

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