Oddly enough after I had installed the taco plate, I had the similar idea to protect the frame by zip tying some old bike tube material to the kickback itself. It took two different pieces of rubber and a number of zip ties to hold everything on the kickback.
I think I'll simply try to reattach the taco plate using a combination of silicone adhesive + zip ties. That way, if any improvements to the taco plate technology are forthcoming from Xtracycle, I can put them to use without damaging the frame trying to remove something as strong as Gorilla Glue.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, David Chase <dr2chase@...> wrote:
> I used a batch of zip ties around the taco plate as insurance/flexy-
> surface, and they seem to be somewhat working. I drove to work today,
> I can check on it when I get home tonight, but I did check before and
> it looked ok. The force that walks the plate, instead deforms the zip-
> ties, which return to their original shape afterwards (or at least,
> that is the theory).
> I HAD a walking plate before I did this.
> On 2009-09-02, at 9:43 AM, dianedouglas8 wrote:
> > Rick (or another Xtracycle staffer),
> > My taco plate fell off when I pulled out my BD this morning. Have
> > you guys heard about problems with the adhesive? Note that I took
> > all precautions before installation. (Cleaned the frame surface +
> > wiped down w/ alcohol before applying the taco plate.)
> > Any tips on a better adhesive? I thought about using a silicone
> > "glue" to give it a little more flex, but I may go full bore with a
> > Gorilla-glue type instead.
> > Anyone else have any problems with their taco shell walking forward
> > out of place? (Perhaps this means everyone should take a look under
> > their bikes to check...)
> > Scott
> > Washington, DC