I'm somewhat enjoying a new Globe Live 2 (small), enjoyment dampened by the fact that my CoPilot Limo is not mounted on the bike yet!
I'm having problems mounting the included/necessary Blackburn EX-1 rack onto the bike, and would appreciate advice or comments.
The seatstays are angled pretty low on the bike placing the seatstay rack eyelets well below the top of the tire, so the rack's included 8-inch long (1.5mm thick, 5/8 inch wide) extenders are waaay too short. I estimate, to reach the eyelets, a 14 to 16 inch long extender is needed, but at such a long length, I expect the extenders to flex on any forward pressure on the rack (e.g, hard braking), yes?
Does anyone have any advice on mounting the rack?
I briefly looked at long extenders at a LBS recently, but did not have my calipers with me to see if they were appreciably thicker than what I have. If I were to use a long extender, I should probably put a hard bend as it leaves the rack to make the length down to the eyelet perfectly straight, but is this enough strength to support a child in seat?
I am also looking at a clamp onto the seatpost to place some eyelets level with the rack, but can't find something that looks especially suitable. The best I've found so far is a collar that looks like a seatpost clamp, and if so, I'll need to grind off the lip that helps the thing sit on the seat tube. (I don't have the device yet; it's on order.)
Any and all comments appreciated.