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    Tubus Cargo rack question

    I have a Trek 520 and just recieved a new Tubus Cargo rack that I am having some trouble mounting. The adjustable seat stay mounting rods on the rack rub on the brakes, I haven't cut the rods to length yet so as not to screw anything up, but can see no way around this. I have tried the rods mounting on top of the rack, but that doesn't work , and I have tried mounting from both sides of the eyelets on the seat stay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audrey in utah View Post
    I have a Trek 520 and just recieved a new Tubus Cargo rack that I am having some trouble mounting. The adjustable seat stay mounting rods on the rack rub on the brakes, I haven't cut the rods to length yet so as not to screw anything up, but can see no way around this. I have tried the rods mounting on top of the rack, but that doesn't work , and I have tried mounting from both sides of the eyelets on the seat stay.
    Have you tried moving the stays inward and then attaching to the inside of the eyelets? The mounting hardware on the Cargo can be moved around a whole lot.

    If that doesn't work, call Wayne at The Touring Store. Tubus sells different rack stays that are made for your problem. Look for these



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    Thanks...I did a little more research and realize now that I am not the only one with this problem! Sounds like there is a simple solution to my problem....waiting to hear from Wayne. I was thinking that one possibility is that I got the 26" instead of the 700c size, and that may be the problem?

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    I recently mounted a 700c Tubus Cargo on my 21" Trek 520 and had a similar problem. After fiddling with the rack and brakes, I found a solution that worked for me.

    First, I bolted the rods to the inner eyelets of the frame. This prevented contact between the noodle and rods, but at the cost of having to carry an extra L-shaped Allen key (since my bike tool is too big).

    Second, I lowered the brake wire where it attaches to the anchor bolt. This lowered the boot by a few millimeters, which was enough to prevent contact between the rods and brake.

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    you can totally remove the stays from the rack, and reverse the cylindrical mounting thingies, so the stays are on the inside of the thingies. (sorry, don't know how to say this) I did this on my 17" 520, and it just clears the brake. Makes it hard to release the brake, but it works.
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    Thanks for all the input....we tried many configurations but none cleared the brakes. We came to the conclusion that bending the rods is the way to go.

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