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There's no problem mounting the fenders and a lowrider rack on the same brazeon. Mount the fender first (inboard) on the mounting bolt.
In fact, you'll find that you have to do this. The LHT fork is beefier than most, and the strut of a lowrider rack mounted alone will interfere with the fork. You'd either have to bend the lowrider strut (something I wouldn't attempt) or use a spacer on the mounting bolt to move the strut out a bit. Fortunately, a fender mount provides this spacer -- problem solved.
I'd prefer to mount the rack inboard, too, in order to minimize stress on the brazeon. But it's the upper rack mount (mid-fork) that takes almost all the weight, so in practice the lower mount isn't a problem. And I don't think the Nashbar rack is a POS, it's a Blackburn knockoff, and the two I have have served me well.
Use good quality bolts -- at least grade 8.8, preferrably grade 10.9 .
Last edited by EmmCeeBee; 08-24-08 at 01:23 PM.