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Old 07-06-09, 07:04 PM   #1
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front racks

we have a burley samba and a duet and are having a hard time finding front racks ---lbs says they can not get good ones what do you all do for extra carrying space . we do not need as much as panniers carry
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Old 07-06-09, 08:25 PM   #2
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http://www.bikebagshop.com/

http://www.arkel-od.com/racks/index.asp?fl=1&site=

http://www.thetouringstore.com/TUBUS...OME%20PAGE.htm

Don't believe your LBS.

I recently bought a front rack, but cannot endorse it as I've yet to mount it. Perhaps tomorrow? Probably later in the week.
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Old 07-06-09, 09:13 PM   #3
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Time for a new LBS maybe?
Websterbikeman mentions a few good site. We bought a Tubus Tara recently from Wayne at TheTouringStore and are quite happy with the rack. Wayne can answer any questions you may have
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Old 07-07-09, 03:10 PM   #4
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You can maybe skip the front rack and buy a handlebar bag?
Think 'out of the box!'
Pedal on TWOgether!
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Consider a low-rider front rack, and carry your heavy stuff there. A handle-bar bag is suitable only for very light loads. It's all a question of balance and steering control.
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