I recently mounted a Jandd Extreme front rack on my 1984 Specialized Expedition and with a little bending of the bottom rods, got it nice and level but it seems a bit flexible from side to side if you grab the top of the rack.
Since I got it so I can add more weight in front and minimize some shimmy issues I've had in the past, I'm wondering if anyone has noticed any side play on theirs and if it causes any problems. I have a fender and the rack plate is about an inch above my tire.
I'm considering using an old rear rack center brake mounting bracket to stiffen it. I would drill a couple holes in the rack top plate to mount the bracket and attach it to the fork through the crown fender mounting hole.
Just wondering if anyone else has tried to stiffen their setup or if I'm being needlessly concerned. We've had a bad spring with snow last weekend so I haven't had a chance to load it up and try it.
Thanks for any input.