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Old 01-04-06, 08:25 PM   #1
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Rear rack mounting suggestions

I am trying to mount a Ascent Pack Animal Rack on a Cannondale SR500. The seat stays are too close to the frame mounting holes and do not allow the rack to go level. The rack mounting bars bump into the seat stays.

Does anyone have any suggestions on mounting? One thought I had has to bend the rack bars that attach to the frame (they are detachable from the rack) . But I would be afraid that may weaken the bar.

Another thought was to put a spacer between the rack bar and the mounting location. But this would mean much of the weight would be on the screw itself as there would be very little supporting contact between the rack and the frame.

My last thought would be to manufacture some kind of extension plate but the could prove difficult. Does such an extension plate exist that I can purchase?
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Maybe I could use something likethis and forget the braze on attachments?
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Old 01-04-06, 08:42 PM   #3
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Here is a really good picture of the rack.

Anyone know the manufacturers website? I bought it from Nashbar, maybe they have a freeor low cosr solution for me??
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Looks like a cheesy Chinese copy of a Tubus rack.

It's common to bend the Tubus stays that attach to the upper mounts, in fact it's recommended by Tubus to do so so that the stays aren't under any strain when the fasteners are tightened.
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Looks like a cheesy Chinese copy of a Tubus rack.

It's common to bend the Tubus stays that attach to the upper mounts, in fact it's recommended by Tubus to do so so that the stays aren't under any strain when the fasteners are tightened.
How would you bend the stays? In a vise? They seem really solid.
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