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Old 05-02-07, 04:27 PM   #1
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BLACKBURN Custom Front Lowrider Rack for $6.77!

I've never dealt with this company, but saw this deal and thought I'd pass it along. Below is the ad copy.



This Is a Brand New BLACKBURN Custom Front Lowrider Silver Bike Rack fits on either 26", 700c and 27' bikes. Retails for $49.99 (mounts only with mid-fork non-threaded braze-ons).
This is your last opportunity to purchase the best way to carry bicycle-touring gear! Bell Sports who owns Blackburn Designs has recently announced a large cutback in items that they will offer. This superior rack design will no longer be available.
I bought all the remaining racks that the Blackburn company had and I got a huge discount.
We at Ediscountbike buy very large lots of high quality items from manufactures and companies that are liquidating there inventory or going out of business and we sell them on auction.

http://www.ediscountbike.com/pc-486-...-panniers.aspx
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Old 05-02-07, 05:04 PM   #2
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I can't tell from the picture how these mount. From the picture and description, it looks like it probably will not work with the threaded mounts on my Windsor Touring. Can ayone clarify?
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It says it won't work with threaded mid mounts, though I was blissfully unaware there was a threadless mid-mount. I can't see an accessible outboard screw, so it may depend on the ability to fit a screw from one side to the other before tightening. News to me. Anyway, while I have BB low riders they are notoriously light duty by modern standards. These racks are probably pretty old. I was looking for low rider rack info on BB's site about '05, and they were no longer listing them at that time.
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Old 05-02-07, 06:46 PM   #4
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http://web.archive.org/web/199710131....com/blk1g.htm

That's an archive of Blackburn's site from '97. Not much more info. It said the suggested maximum weight limit was 20lbs on the main rack page.

I still can't figure out how it mounts. The fork is sandwiched between the rack tubes at the mid-fork eyelet. Maybe a screw goes all of the way through like mentioned above. I thought maybe there are little posts that stick out at the upper mounting tabs. To mount it the rack would be flexed apart, the posts would be lined up to the mid-fork eyelet holes, and the rack would spring back snug against the fork. I'm just theorizing at this point though.

Who would make a fork with a non-threaded eyelet though?
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Who would make a fork with a non-threaded eyelet though?
Trek. On a 620.
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Old 05-02-07, 09:02 PM   #6
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I've bought from ediscountbike before. I fully recomend them. Great prices, great service, smooth transaction, fast shippping. Can't say enough good things about them.
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I used bolts on each side of the fork. Each rack is actually two pieces of tubing. It splits where it mounts to the middle part of the fork.

The bottom part attaches with a bracket.
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I've used this type of Blackburn rack and they work just fine. I wouldn't put a lot of weight on them, but I have toured with about 10 - 12 lbs on each side. On really rough roads the rack tended to rotate around the mid-fork eyelets a tiny bit, so the clamp that attaches on the fender mount has to be tight, but otherwise they are pretty solid racks.
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