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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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    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.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyRedwoods View Post
    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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