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    Senior Member cam117's Avatar
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    Need some rack "raisers" in order to clear my brakes?

    Not sure where to post this, but my guess is that you guys have the most rack experience.

    i just got a used copilot taxi kids seat and blackburn ex-1 rack that I want to mount on my cross check. Problem is that when the seat is mounted the foot rests hit the upper arms of my cantilever brakes. I'm thinking that I could use some sort of bracket to raise up the rack so that the seat would clear the brakes. Any idea if you can buy something like this or what a safe way would be for me to make a set of my own?

    I've attached a photo of a rack that comes OEM with something like what I'm envisioning.




    The exact seat and rack that I have:



    I should also note that I tried just leaning the rack back until the seat no longer hit the breaks. The problem with that was that it was WAY too much weight behind the wheel and it made the bike handle really screwy.

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    Senior Member cam117's Avatar
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    Anybody?

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    Senior Member slowjoe66's Avatar
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    Maybe this is a unworkable idea, but could you put a block or something between the kid chair and the top of the rack, held on by a big zip tie or something? It would raise the chair without moving the rack.
    I don't have a solution but I admire the problem!

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