Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Toronto (again) Ontario, Canada
Bikes: Norco Bushpilot (out of commission), Raleigh Delta
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Norco Bushpilot conversion?
Hello all, this is probably something that has been asked before. I have a Norco Bushpilot, bought to do some light trail riding, well a couple of crashes later
(see my blog for the details of one of them), I am thinking that more road or even touring oriented riding is where I should be. Having looked at the forums "bikeporn", I see a lot of 26 inchers, many look like converted MTBs
So, other then swapping the tires for narrower slicks, I think 1.5" is as narrow as I can go. Adding fenders and rear rack looks doable, as it looks like there are a couple of threaded holes on the rear that could be used for a rack mounting. Plastic fenders could probably be mounted somehow.
2 Questions though,
1) There are no rack mounts on the forks, which are suspension, so I am not sure about how to mount a front rack. Could a front rack be mounted on a suspension fork?
2) It's an aluminum frame
, does that create any issues (we need a smilie for duck, I realise that I may be starting a war here)