Classic & Vintage - mounting a Front Rack w/o Canti bosses
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05-21-09, 10:45 AM
I've been looking at front racks, and I've seen a number of them that I really like but they all seem to mount to canti bosses, which I don't have. I can't see how a P-Clamp could be used to remedy this... so is there some way to mount a rack like the Nitto M12 without canti bosses?
I'm not even sure where I got this, found it in my basement when I was building this Carlton. I think its a Blackburn and its rock solid! Mounts at the brake bolt and dropouts.
05-21-09, 11:02 AM
The Nitto "Mark's rack" (http://www.rivbike.com/products/list/bags_and_racks?page=2#product=20-108) sold by Rivendell is made for mounting to fork blades (whether to braze-ons or with clamps.
A less-expensive alternative is the Velo-Orange randonneur rack (http://www.velo-orange.com/vochplrara.html).
Also, if your intent is to support a bag (as opposed to hang panniers), mini-racks of various sorts and connections show up on eBay. I bought one from Hilary Stone recently that mounts to the brake bolt of centerpull brakes.
05-21-09, 11:03 AM
I assume you mean the little racks meant only to support a handlebar bag. There is a Nitto (Marc's rack) at Rivendell, and a Velo Orange rack that normally go to lowrider mounts on the fork. They can be used with p-clamps. There are also some lightweight racks that go to the front dropouts.
I never really liked the idea of going to the canti bosses all that much
Type too slow :)
05-21-09, 11:14 AM
ok I keep hearing about Hilary Stone. whats his ebay ID?
05-21-09, 12:17 PM
HIlary is currently suspended from ebay. I am patiently awaiting his return.
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