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Mounting a rack on an extra-small frame
I'm attempting to mount a Topeak Explorer (mounts to seatstays, not to seatpost) on a size XS Giant Dash. This rack has 2 bent pieces of non-painted metal that protrude from under the front-end of the rack (see picture here
I got the bottom of the rack mounted fine to the lower holes in the seatstays (near the hub).
The problem is with the upper part of the rack. The upper set of holes in the seatstays are blocked by the rear brake assembly. What's the best workaround here? I figure there must be some way attaching the 2 top mounting points to the seatpost, but maybe there's some better way? If I do go the seatpost route, is there some product available or should I just go to the hardware store and see what I can find?
Edit: Here's a picture of a giant dash 3
. On this one, the upper seatstay holes are high enough, but on the extra-small frame I'm trying to work with, the holes are actually further down the stay than the brakes are.
Last edited by Sam N; 06-11-10 at 09:10 PM.