Touring - Front rack for V-brakes?
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
12-10-05, 11:05 AM
I'm building my Klein Navigator and see that I have mid-fork bosses for a front rack. I plan to fit this bike with V-brakes, and want suggestions for a front rack that will:
1. Not interfere with the V-brakes
2. Mount on the mid-fork bosses of the Navigator fork
3. Handle a small front bag (no front panniers needed)
12-10-05, 03:15 PM
Almost any front rack? I've certainly never heard of a v-brake incompatable front rack.
Blackburn front version of the MTN rack would mount on the mid-fork bosses but if you're only carrying a little bag what's the point? Put it on the back instead.
It seems to me like you need a handlebar bag. Maybe I don't understand. Usually the mid-fork bosses would be for a low rider rack which is made to support front panniers. I use a high front rack to gain some rack-top space for my tent and sleeping bag, but it does not use the bosses on the fork.
Do you have a picture of what this setup would look like?
12-10-05, 04:06 PM
She uses a Blackburn front rack with shelf. It mounts on mid-fork and dropout eyelets. There's plenty of clearance for V-brakes.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.