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Old 02-04-09, 06:36 PM   #1
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Rear Rack Sizing (tandem specific??)

I recently ordered a rear rack for my Burley out of a catalog. When i went to put it on the bike it is to narrow and doesnt line up properly. Is there a "hardware" kit that allows you to bolt it on differently, or am i supposed to be looking for a wider width when i ordered the rack? thanks
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Most all racks are designed for standard road bike rear ends that are 130-mm. Your Burley is most likely 145-mm. You will have to stretch the rack to fit the bosses down near the rear axle. Mounting the top of the rack near the seat post may require metal straps or other adjustable hardware.
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Old 02-04-09, 07:09 PM   #3
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Here is a photo! I hope this helps!
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Bend the rack legs out a bit to fit the rear tandem spacing.
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We use a Burley Moose rack. Very good rack, just spread the legs out a tad.

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R900, nice looking red bike!
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Looks like i will bend them out a bit...just didnt seem like it would fit flush...but i will play around with it...Nice "Hoosier" red bike...perhaps i will need to get mine done in "Sparty" Green...thanks for the input everyone.
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R900.. never liked red, I think I have changed my mind. Nice looking Trek!
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We use a Burley Moose rack. Very good rack, just spread the legs out a tad.
+1. Somehow red bikes always looks faster
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Red with hints of Black, I like it!
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Looks like i will bend them out a bit...just didnt seem like it would fit flush...but i will play around with it...Nice "Hoosier" red bike...perhaps i will need to get mine done in "Sparty" Green...thanks for the input everyone.
Drill a hole in a 2x4 and insert thr rack tab. Now you can make minor adjustments by bending it to lay flat at the mounting point.
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Thanks guys! It's very red!
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Thanks guys! It's very red!
Very pretty, now you just need some red brake hood covers from Hudz.
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apage4u.....great tip..I shall try this on Sunday and report back..thanks
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I see r900's avatar has another "red" Big Ten logo, which shall go unspoken. Sparty On!
My burley is blue, but my blood (and cycling socks and jersey!) are Green and White!
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We got our tandem rack from Old Man Mountain. I told them it was for a Santana, and it arrived pre-adjusted.
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