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Old 07-02-07, 07:29 PM   #1
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Can someone ID this rear rack?

When I got my bike I had the LBS install a rear rack. Turns out that it was too short as it sat right on the fender. Any added rack weight would push the fender onto the tire, creating lots of noise/resistance. So i took it back today and the LBS replaced it with a longer rack. It is sturdier and includes a spring (the LBS was nice enough to replace it without charging extra even though it cost more than the original).

I was wondering if any of you can ID the brand. There's no imprinted brand. I've tried looking at Amazon and other online bike stores but can't seem to find a picture that matches. Yeah call me anal, but ultimately I like to know what parts are on my bike. Here, I took some pics from different angles:
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Old 07-02-07, 07:45 PM   #2
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This seems to be it. What do you think?
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I was just about to say that! No, I wasn't, but it looks to be the same rack.
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Old 07-02-07, 07:57 PM   #4
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This seems to be it. What do you think?
Wow thanks for quick response. Yup, I think this one's it. I guess it can hold a mini-pump as well, although it's not intuitive how that will work (mind you I don't own a mini-pump yet).

Okay another newbie question, what do people usually use the rack spring for? Holding down books? U-locks? Even though the spring's pretty strong, I can envision anything it's holding will go flying after a small road bump or pothole.
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Old 07-02-07, 09:27 PM   #5
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I had one like that on my Raleigh road bike (this is waay back...) and I would indeed put my school books in it. But I always bungeed it in as well.
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Okay another newbie question, what do people usually use the rack spring for? Holding down books? U-locks? Even though the spring's pretty strong, I can envision anything it's holding will go flying after a small road bump or pothole.
I've used the spring bit on mine (a different model, but similar idea) as an extra precaution to stabilize something bungied to the rack... I found a pop bottle stays well under it, but like you I'd not trust it alone for anything significant to stay on there after a small bump.
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