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    Racks for a trike ?

    I'm having trouble finding a good rack system for my trike, Its a 2013 Catrike Trail, 10 spd hub.
    Anyone have any good suggestions ? It seems most racks won't fit, the seat back tends to interfere with mounting so long stays are needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atophy View Post
    I'm having trouble finding a good rack system for my trike, Its a 2013 Catrike Trail, 10 spd hub.
    Anyone have any good suggestions ? It seems most racks won't fit, the seat back tends to interfere with mounting so long stays are needed.
    This might work: http://www.hostelshoppe.com/cgi-bin/...ory=1363356096
    Why not ask Catrike?
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    Senior Member Atophy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    This might work: http://www.hostelshoppe.com/cgi-bin/...ory=1363356096
    Why not ask Catrike?
    I'm looking to fit a 26" or 700c with the Utah trikes wheel extenders, I need something tall.
    I did buy a Filzer PR-4 from MEC last week, it would probably fit with the extenders on, but the seat stays are way too short.
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    Explorer rack by Topeak. Comes with an optional mounting kit for the seat stays and has a neat line of bags that slide and lock onto the track on top. I use on on mine and installed one on my wife's. Only drawback is that they are a bit noisy, although I have not had another rack to compare to.
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    My wife and I have 2012 Trails and I got her this TerraTrike rack on the recommendation of our dealer (Fairfield Cyclery), and it works fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atophy View Post
    I'm looking to fit a 26" or 700c with the Utah trikes wheel extenders, I need something tall.
    Hmmm... since it's got the frame extenders, I bet any "standard" rack is going to have the same problem. Does Utah Trikes offer a solution?
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    Senior Member Atophy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    Hmmm... since it's got the frame extenders, I bet any "standard" rack is going to have the same problem. Does Utah Trikes offer a solution?
    Nope, not that I saw anyway.
    I came up with a solution courtesy of a PM from Vegastriker.
    I used the headrest as a seatstay mount to bolt it in, had all the hardware in the Filzer package to do it without hacks too
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    Now I need to hit up the local cycle shop for my wheel and a longer shifter cable and add a chunk of chain to make it rideable again.
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