I'm looking at putting a front rack on my bike for commuting. It has pretty low trail and I'm not going to overload it. No, my issue is that I'm just nervous about choosing the right rack.
I don't have canti's, nor do I have eyelets or any such mounting point available. To come to the point, I'll need to use some variant of P-clamp and mounting to the brake bolt. I'd like to avoid the fork dropouts since I routinely store and transport my bike in the trunk of my (very) small car, which necessitates the removal of both wheels.
I have the Nitto M-1 (AKA Mark's Rack) in mind. It seems to be designed for saps like me, but it's a spendy piece of machinery, though I've seen them on the Riv Bike Owner Bunch and eBay for less than new prices.
Nitto also has an M18 model that looks very similar: http://cgi.ebay.com/Nitto-M18-Front-...-/160508767889; so I wonder is it the same from the standpoints of function and installation?
Then there's the VO Rando Rack (w/ or w/out integrated decaleur):
Both seems to mount similarly to the M-1, but for less. Would I sacrifice much going with one of these?
Then I ponder, "Am I missing any others?"
Where do y'all weigh in on these racks?