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    I know I was just asking about it if I were to consider that frame for a commuter bike. But I'd probably have to pass if there are no rack mounting provisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    I know I was just asking about it if I were to consider that frame for a commuter bike. But I'd probably have to pass if there are no rack mounting provisions.
    P-clamps would work.
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    well yeah I know but I wouldn't want to booger up a nice frame like that with fugly p-clamps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    well yeah I know but I wouldn't want to booger up a nice frame like that with fugly p-clamps.
    Personally, I wouldn't want a rack/panniers on it. For a dedicated commuter, I'd opt for something from SOMA, Surly, etc. The BMC rides beautifully unloaded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    well yeah I know but I wouldn't want to booger up a nice frame like that with fugly p-clamps.
    How about a seat post clamp to mount rack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    well yeah I know but I wouldn't want to booger up a nice frame like that with fugly p-clamps.
    I agree, but Tubus Stay Mounting Clamps (link) + Carradice = win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treal512 View Post
    I agree, but Tubus Stay Mounting Clamps (link) + Carradice = win.
    Hmmm, Tubus Stay Mounting Clamps = prettier P-clamps.

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    Winter #6 for Stretch...


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    Brr!
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    There's always this option for frames w/o rack bosses:

    http://www.tubus.com/product.php?xn=9
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    not much to say but here is she isphoto-10.jpg

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    Chuckfox; +20. Looks like a real keeper. Don't forget your maintenance responsibilities!

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    Brand spanking new commuter bike, starting Monday:
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    Quote Originally Posted by elvez View Post
    Brand spanking new commuter bike, starting Monday:
    You know I really like how you set this bike up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elvez View Post
    Brand spanking new commuter bike, starting Monday:
    take it off any sweet jumps yet?

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    What's a "Gary Trucker"? Is that Surly's new variant of the Long Haul Trucker, where instead of cantis or discs, it's stopped by a guy named Gary?

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    This is my "commuting" ride. But it's also my only vehicle at all. So commuting, shopping, errands, touring.

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    I think the bike shop did that so they wouldn't scare off any potential Lonh Haul customers.

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    IMG_8760.jpg

    Still in search of a nice Jim Blackburn rack for this gal.

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    This is my "new" utility bike build with continental top contact winter II 26 x 1.9 tires. It's a 1992 Bridgestone BB-1 that I build up from a frame using mainly vintage parts (except for the tektro 720 cantis):

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    My Trek 7.1FX is my main commuter and I love it. And then the other pic is my whole fleet which includes my offroader Raleigh m50dx, Trek 800 hybrid foul weather commuter, and then the FX
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    Are "Jim Blackburn" racks different than just regular ol "Blackburn" racks? Or does Blackburn only make pumps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
    Are "Jim Blackburn" racks different than just regular ol "Blackburn" racks? Or does Blackburn only make pumps?
    Mr. Blackburn is no longer associated with the products that bear his name. The racks used to be made in the USA and were among the first products sold by Specialized (maybe before it was Specialized). The Blackburn Design name and company are now part of Bell Sports, and the racks are manufactured overseas, either Taiwan or China (whichever is cheaper)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
    Mr. Blackburn is no longer associated with the products that bear his name. The racks used to be made in the USA and were among the first products sold by Specialized (maybe before it was Specialized). The Blackburn Design name and company are now part of Bell Sports, and the racks are manufactured overseas, either Taiwan or China (whichever is cheaper)
    So does Mr Blackburn still make and sell a superior rack, or are they only available used?

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