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Old 12-18-09, 10:22 AM   #1
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Nashbar Lowrider front rack? Opinions?

Hi all, has anyone used the lowrider front rack from nashbar? Its on sale for less than $10 right now, but knowing Nashbar stuff to be either hit or miss, I thought I'd ask.
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Old 12-18-09, 10:41 AM   #2
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From the pictures of it,It's an exact copy of the old Blackburn Lowrider.My real lowrider rack is 33 years old and still doing fine.
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I used a similar rack, maybe even the same, for 4 years and had no trouble at all. Very solid. I do recall trimming off one of the tabs on the top of the rack as it interfered with pannier hooks. At that price, nothing to lose.

Oh, anything not powder coated will rust-nuts, p clamps mainly. Clear coat.
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I used the nashbar lowrider rack on the pacific coast route last fall. No problems.
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Three of us used them on the Trans America and other tours. We found it very satisfactory.
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I used the nashbar lowrider rack on the pacific coast route last fall. No problems.
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Thanks for the heads up on that.
By the time you add tax and shipping, though it comes to $17 and change.
Still not bad, though.
I ordered one.
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Sorry for resurrecting a zombie thread.

I finally bought this rack. To mount it using the rack brazons on the front fork, I can't mount the rack level. In fact to line it up the leading part of the rack is about an inch lower than the rear. Will this pose a problem or should I find a different rack? I'd rather not use the ugly u-bolts when I have brazons mid-fork.
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