I just purchased a Jandd Low Front Rack and installed in on my 2006 REI/Novara Randonee
The randonee has eyelets on the front fork and a pair of eylets/braze-ons on the bottom of the fork to rack both fenders and a front rack.
I have a few questions/issues:
1. The top of the rack is nowhere near parallel to the ground. Does it need to be? Did I mount my rack incorrectly? See picture 1 for details
2. The upper part of the rack does not lie flush with the eyelets on the upper part of the fork. The fork bends inwards a little, so my rack has two contact points with the fork: one about an inch above the upper eyelet and the other about 2.5 inches below the upper eylet. Should I buy washers to make the upper part of my rack have only one contact point: at the upper eyelets? See picture 2 for details.
3. My bike came with two sets of braze-ons/eyelets on the bottom of the fork. REI advertised this so that I could mount a front rack /and/ fenders... Unless I'm going crazy, this would suggest that I need to mount my front rack to the front/top (further to the right in this picture) eyelet (i.e. NOT where it is now), but I dont see how this is possible. Again, see picture 1 for details
Did I just purchase the wrong front rack for my bike or can these issues be fixed? Please help!