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    Check my rear rack install please.

    It is level, but something doesn't seem right? I went on the outside of the dropout eyelets and also the outside of the rack braze-ons on the seat stay. Is this correct? Thanks. I have more pics if needed.


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    so long as it's not flapping in the breeze ... :-)

    But seriously level doesn't matter so much as the screws staying tight. Did you use lock washers or those nuts with silicone inside them?
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    There is really no 'one way' to mount racks as long as it's secure. Same goes for fenders.

    One thing I would do is to mount it slightly lower to lower the center of gravity if it makes any difference. I see your rack has several mounting holes at the bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    There is really no 'one way' to mount racks as long as it's secure. Same goes for fenders.

    One thing I would do is to mount it slightly lower to lower the center of gravity if it makes any difference. I see your rack has several mounting holes at the bottom.
    I agree. Lower the rack to within 2" or so from the wheel. Even with fenders, you won't need much clearance. The center of gravity is lower and the load rides better.
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    Thanks for all the comments so far.
    I lowered it a little and now it slopes just a bit down towards the back. So that's not a problem?
    Also, rumrunn, I used the nuts with silicone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j. hughes View Post
    Thanks for all the comments so far.
    I lowered it a little and now it slopes just a bit down towards the back. So that's not a problem?
    Also, rumrunn, I used the nuts with silicone.
    I'd just go as low as you can while still keeping it level. You can have it slanted if you want but it's goofy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j. hughes View Post
    Thanks for all the comments so far.
    I lowered it a little and now it slopes just a bit down towards the back. So that's not a problem?
    Also, rumrunn, I used the nuts with silicone.
    You should be able to adjust the tilt with the top rack stays. You've got lots of adjustment potential with that rack.
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