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    mounting a rack w/no eyelets?

    Hi,

    I'm thinking about buying a Fuji Finest, and I noticed it doesn't have any eyelets on the rear triangle. I was wondering if it would still be possible to mount a rack (a traditional one, not so much a rack that mounts to the seatpost only)? Or would I be confined to that kind of rack? Thanks!

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    You might try some of these hub-mounted options...

    http://www.oldmanmountain.com/rear_rack_page.htm




    Tubus also has a similar bracket that you can get without the rack but I think it still only works with Tubus racks.

    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/tubus_racks.asp

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    These work quite well. $3.50 at REI. the black is a soft plastic coating(vinyl I think)
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    Quote Originally Posted by capsicum
    These work quite well. $3.50 at REI. the black is a soft plastic coating(vinyl I think)
    Those will come in useful but only takes care of half the problem.
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    Why buy a bike without threaded eyelets? Either confirm that the fuji has the eyelets or look for another brand that does provide them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capsicum
    These work quite well. $3.50 at REI. the black is a soft plastic coating(vinyl I think)
    I recently rode with a friend who used a system like that to attach a rear rack to a mtb w/o eyelets, and they did not work well at all for him. They slipped and bent. His OMM front racks w/the replacement skewer were great, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khuon
    Those will come in useful but only takes care of half the problem.
    If you carry a light load (commuting type loads, not over about 10 lbs) you could use the p-clamps at the chainstay/seatstay junction. I've got one of the Old Man Mountains on my mountain bike and while it's a nice rugged rack, it makes changing a tire more of a hassle and it's really wide. The Tubus system doesn't solve the quick release problem but it is narrower.
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    The Tubus adapters pictured above only work on Tubus racks, because of the dual bolts. Racks with a single lower bolt on each leg would not be held fixed, but would rotate down around the dropouts. That said, Tubus has another solution...

    I just got some nice p-clips from Wayne at TheTouringStore website. They're Tubus, but a much heavier gauge than others (REI, Jandd, LBS etc.). In addition to being thick, they include reinforcement plates and are another variation on the 2-bolt design. One bolt is to fix to the frame, the other to the rack. Just another great example of fine german engineering:

    http://www.thetouringstore.com/TUBUS...t%20No%204.jpg

    My KHS mtb doesn't have eyelets (top or bottom), and my Jandd clips failed on an overnight camp/tour riding fire roads with full panniers. The Tubus clips are so much stronger, that I hope they will suffice even for the lower rack mounts (which are normally in compression). Time will tell. My frame has 20mm diameter seat stays, which fall between two of the Tubus sizes (18/19 or 21/22). Anyway, tell Wayne your seat stay diameter (confirm it with a measuring device!!!) and he will help you out...

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