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    Retrofitting a steel fork to have a front rack

    Hello,

    Anyone have any experience retrofitting a steel fork to hold a front rack? My bike has no holes or anything on the fork, but I want to set up a front rack on it. Any insight?

    I'm only 125 pounds so I don't think the extra weight from a rack and panier will be a concern.

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    You might want to consider Old Man Mountain front racks. Designed to work without any fork eyelets or braze-ons.

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    I just had a bike modified for me at my LBS. Amongst all the other things they did was to add 2 holes to my forks for a front rack mount (The forks already had the 2 outside holes, I just wanted the inside hole put on so I could use my Blackburn Lowrider front mount).

    The holes are the same as the water bottle holes where the holder mounts into your frame. They drilled a hole in the fork, and brazed in a threaded insert. My LBS charges $15 a hole, so it was $30 to have the two holes added. Now the brazing did burn off the paint of my black forks, but they did a quick respray with shiny black automotive rust paint and it looks great.

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    The other style of mid-fork attatchment is a threaded boss that is brazed to the front edge of the fork. No drilling required and you can thread from both sides to accomodate separate low-rider style racks*.

    *NB pic shows a different style of rack

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    Sweet thats what I was looking for. Any other companies offer this?

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    Tubus makes clamp-on adapter sets to fit their Tara front rack for bikes without threaded braze-ons on the forks. Here's a link. Follow the adapter link part way down the page to see what I mean. BTW, the Tara rack is a nice solid rack.

    http://www.thetouringstore.com/TUBUS...ARA%20PAGE.htm

    Scott

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