Utility Cycling - Porteur racks for mtb telescopic forks
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the rack that i like the best is made by soma- but not for mtbs. it's wide and deep
and you can get a fence for it- but you can't bolt it to the brake braze-ons (telescopic fork).
it does have horizontal rails underneath for small panniers!
i've looked at old man mountain (too narrow) and their mounting system is great.
i would like to carry a 20lb bag of charcoal or 10 frozen pizzas, a 10lb bag of potatoes,
a milk crate, etc.
02-01-12, 11:05 PM
Hire a custom fabrication job, have a replacement fork/porteur rack made as a pair, together..
by a constructeur, if you will..
that is the roots of those racks, fast delivery bikes, (without suspension forks)
hauling bundles of the morning/ daily paper from the printer loading docks
to the sales agents on the streets all over the major French cities.
the geometry is different for heavy front loads, too
02-03-12, 09:20 AM
It is much better to carry your load on the suspended element of the fork. The wheel will then bounce up and down but your load remains flat.
02-07-12, 11:41 AM
German made Tout Terrain has a special fork, reversed,
so lower stanchion tubes move within Upper fork-crown..
they use a custom modified pannier set
but the price is one where Generous Trust Funds come in handy.
Tubus Swing, offers a Pannier rack .. It uses a fork crown mount clamp on fitting,
And a brace that attaches above the top of the headset, But,
that will interfere with the load area , of your Porteur theme rack.
I don't think you can buy, off the shelf, what you want.
you need a custom build project.
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