Classic & Vintage - Rear rack bracket; no stay braze-ons..
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Stoopid question. Where does one get a rack bracket that goes to the rear brake hole? Our old tandem has the dropout holes but no provisions on the wheel stays. I have a few racks but they all go to the double braze on setup.
Or is there a home depot solution?
Going to the seat stays with a P clamp and the stock arms for the rack will be a stronger solution. P-clamps can be found at home depot/lowe's in the hardware section or a local bike shop should have a drawer full of them too.
02-23-09, 03:42 PM
I've mounted several using the caliper mounting bolt. I use one of the metal brackets supplied wth the rack and bend it into a "little dipper" shape. From caliper bolt down, then 90 degree bend toward back of bike under caliper, 90 degree bend up, 90 degree bend toward the back of the bike at the height of the rack and bolt to rack. If the rack doesn't have a place to mount the bracket I use a piece of sheet stainless to bridge the gap. Very strong and clean IMHO.
02-23-09, 06:34 PM
P clamps in action. Mounted forward of the stays to bring the rack to level. These are Delta brand from Nashbar for about $3.
Thanks guys. I think I'll try a pack of 5/8" stainless/rubber P's from McM's to make it easy.
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