Does anyone know of a way to make a lowrider like the Tubus Tara, work with a rigid fork with no mid-fork eyelets? It has just the double eyelets next to the QR, one of which is taken up by the fender.
Any McGyvers out there who can help me out? I'm trying to postpone the (inevitable) purchase of a proper tourer.
Unrelated question, just a stab in the dark, really - I'm looking to build a strong wheelset. Going with Mavic A719 rims, DT Alpine spokes, and the jury's still out on the hubs. Definitely Shimano, no exotic stuff.
Does anyone know what's the deal with the Hone series? It's cheaper than the LX-XT stuff, and supposed to be tougher and more rugged. That's what i'm thinking to go with, but can't find anyone who knows if i'll have compatibility issues with my drivetrain.
More specifically - the Hone rear derailleur is supposed to hang from the rear axle. Does this mean that i can't use a normal LX derailleur? Also, the Hone hubs are disc brake compatible - does this affect me in any way, if i'm going to stick with my rim brakes?
(I posted this on the mountain bike forum, no one seemed to know)
Thanks, and sorry for sneaking in two-for-one.