Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Montréal (Québec)
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Without a picture of your bike, I'm only guessing what to do. But here are a few solutions that might work, depending on the height of your frame and the exact shape of your stays.
1. Get an Old Man Mountain rack. They have one or two models that attaches to cantilever brake bosses. I think the rack is a bit heavy (loaded touring variety), and it obviously doesn't work if you have sidepull brakes.
2. Find two very large P-clamps and put them around the upper (common) part of the seat stays. Ideally, I would put two of them facing eachother so that one P-clamp sticks on the right and the other sticks to the left (like a p and a q). Attach the struts to the corresponding clamps. For your information, very large P-clamps are made. You might find some in a specialty hardware store.
3. Install a stainless steel angle on the brake bolt attachment (or fender attachment). Then bend the two struts so they reach the angle. Seen from above, the two struts and angle will look like a Y.