Touring - Front rack for V-brakes?
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12-10-05, 10:05 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, 02:15 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, 03:06 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.
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