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    My tank takes chocolate. FlowerBlossom's Avatar
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    tubus duo or tara

    I'm considering either the Tubus Duo or Tubus Tara for front pannier racks. My front forks have braze-ons on both sides of the fork, so, I can use the Duo.

    Does anyone have experience with either of these racks? Any recommendations for or against either?
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    Both fine racks, although the Tara has the addition of the top loop which adds some lateral stiffness. Which one you use mostly depends on whether your fork braze-ons go all the way through the fork (no threads) or are eyelets with threads. I believe the Duo is for the former, the Tara for the latter.
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    Tara is a nice rack. Duo also. I must admit I sort of copied the design
    when I made my own. Its the cut off front of a Blackburn mt rack, 3/8
    aluminum rod and stainless clamps. Works really well. I use a 1" x 1" piece
    of pine on back of my panniers to ride on fork and keep loaded bags away
    from spokes. Just an Idea. Total cost $8 :-)
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    Cool! and,

    Well done!

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    Thanks Lolly. Complimenting my 2 Quid rack :-) I could have gave lots of $ to Surly or Tara or even Rivendell. Then my practical side always says Why? This rack has 400 miles now and it passes *test*. Ive moved it up about 25mm since that picture. Now the fork clamp is above the brake boss. In case it would ever slip down which was improbable. Next is a top portion for
    a trunk rack.... Cheers and "On yer bike Lassy"

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