Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-01-03, 03:00 AM   #1
ephemeralskin
as you wish, skeletor.
Thread Starter
 
ephemeralskin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Freiburg, Deutschland
Bikes:
Posts: 753
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
touring on a cyclocross bike?

hi. i just bought a cannondale xr800 (you may have seen my post in the cyclocross section) and would like to know about touring w/it. obviously ill have to adjust the gearing, but the main thing i dont know about is if it is at all possible to mount a front rack without the mid-fork braze-ons -- is it? thanks.
ephemeralskin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-03, 11:43 AM   #2
Dougmt
Senior Member
 
Dougmt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Middle of Montana
Bikes: 1996 Specialized Stumpjumper
Posts: 467
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yes it is possile.. easy actually. If thehadware you get with the rack doesn't help then a trip to home depot is in order.
I built a factory looking mount for my front rack and rock shox fork. I'd post pics but need a place to park the pics.
Doug
Dougmt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-03, 02:44 PM   #3
ephemeralskin
as you wish, skeletor.
Thread Starter
 
ephemeralskin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Freiburg, Deutschland
Bikes:
Posts: 753
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
well, you could email me them: schizolage@hotmail.com
or just explain in more detail what it is you did.

also is this a decent touring rack?: "blackburn custom front lowrider"
ephemeralskin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-03, 02:47 PM   #4
chris76
Journey On
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Maine
Bikes:
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey,
check out oldmanmountain.com, they build racks specifically designed for bikes with suspension or one's without braze-ons.
The racks connect through the axel of the wheel, where the load should be. Good luck, and by the way, where are you looking at touring?
journey on
chris
chris76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-03, 06:17 PM   #5
ephemeralskin
as you wish, skeletor.
Thread Starter
 
ephemeralskin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Freiburg, Deutschland
Bikes:
Posts: 753
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks for the link. they seem like the way to go (great quality) but pricey!

i live in portland, or. i would like to tour the oregon/washington area. a havent lived here long though and dont know much about touring the northwest. im hoping to do a few overnighters early this summer once the weather improves and then try for longer in august or so.
ephemeralskin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-03, 08:36 PM   #6
Dougmt
Senior Member
 
Dougmt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Middle of Montana
Bikes: 1996 Specialized Stumpjumper
Posts: 467
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you take a close look at the Oldmanmountain mounts you'll see that they really aren't that sophisticated. I'll try to E-mail you some pics tomorrow after 8 PM central time. (cell phone internet connection... free minutes after 8)
I used some electrical conduit material to attach the top of the rack and some L brackets to attach the bottom to the skewer. Almost the exact same mount as the old mountain... but about 1/4 the price.
Take a close look at the upper mount on the old man... a little sketchy if you ask me. I'm not questioning their durability.. tons of reports on there durability, but, since there a fit all type of mount.. I think you can do better, for cheaper.
Doug
Dougmt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-03, 08:38 PM   #7
ephemeralskin
as you wish, skeletor.
Thread Starter
 
ephemeralskin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Freiburg, Deutschland
Bikes:
Posts: 753
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
picutres would be great! so do you think buying the blackburn rack and then modifying it would be a reliable front rack?
ephemeralskin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-03, 10:45 AM   #8
drcrash
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Southeast MN
Bikes: Atlantis, Bleriot, Waterford,Steamroller, Big Dummy
Posts: 188
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You could always pull a trailer. like the BOB. They aren't cheap, but neither are good quality racks and panniers. It's something to think about anyway.
drcrash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-03, 11:54 AM   #9
Dougmt
Senior Member
 
Dougmt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Middle of Montana
Bikes: 1996 Specialized Stumpjumper
Posts: 467
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here's a link to the pics. I posted on the mechanics part of bike forums.
front rack pics
Doug
Dougmt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:41 PM.