Plays in traffic
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Bikes: 1996 Litespeed Classic, 2006 Trek Portland, 2013 Ribble Winter/Audax
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I used to have a 2006 Cypress DX. This is how I installed the rack.
The legs are screwed through holes that were in the dropouts. The holes weren't threaded, so there's a nut on the inside. I don't remember if I used split lockwashers or nylock nuts.
The upper mounts are through the seat collar. I unscrewed the quick-release bolt and ran it through the rack mounts.
Once mounted, the rack was rock solid, although it looks jury-rigged. (The fenders, now those
One thing about the Cypress that may be a problem is heel-strike. If you don't use panniers, no problem. If you do use panniers you may need an expedition-style rack like the one I had to get. With it I was able to mount my panniers further towards the rear and out of the way of my heels.