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Old 08-02-08, 06:05 AM   #1
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home made front rack for tools

Anybody fabricate a small front rack just for the emergency kit? i dislike combining my single rear bag for everything and having to take my used laundry out whenever I have to change a flat. It seems I have about 5 lbs of tools and I'll like to put that weight on the front wheel to help distribute the load.
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Old 08-02-08, 06:18 AM   #2
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About a week ago, a guy posted on this forum about the aluminum front rack he made. Looked real professional.

Either search the forum or just scroll through a few pages of posts. You'll find it.
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The classic way of carrying your tools is to attach the tool bag to the saddle.

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Where did you get that bag?
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Yeah, but for me the saddle bag isn't gonna cut it, especially 'cause I wanna carry 2 tubes. I think I'll also put my heavy lock and cable on it. Here's what I made today. I have et to road test it, and figure out what bag to use in it. I got some "compression clamps" that someone here called P-clips in a rear rack extension thread.
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