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    Where can I buy a Big Front Rack Nitto? I am in Portugal...

    Hello,
    I want to travel around Europe and I already choosed my rear rack, is the Tubus stainless steel carrier Cosmo. I think that is a good rack...what you think?
    I want to buy a Big Front Rack Nitto, but I don`t now how can I do it. I live in Portugal and I want to now which site can I buy the rack, and send me it.
    It is a good rack? Do you now other one similar that it is better?
    Thanks in advance.
    Nelson Picado

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    What is a 'big front rack' from Nitto?

    Berthould in France makes classic touring racks frames bags and so forth,

    Tubus has stainless low rider style rack too..

    I have the black ergo rack, it's fine, that's one they have in the shiny stuff ..

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    It is a front rack from Nitto. See in the site of Nitto. It is a rack that can transport "things" in the top. The brands that you say, do not have racks with this capacity.



    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    What is a 'big front rack' from Nitto?

    Berthould in France makes classic touring racks frames bags and so forth,

    Tubus has stainless low rider style rack too..

    I have the black ergo rack, it's fine, that's one they have in the shiny stuff ..

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    How about Rivendell?

    http://www.rivbike.com/products/show...k-nitto/20-075

    I use one, and the Tubus Cosmo.
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    I bought a lot of stuff from Rividell and they shipped it to South Korea for me.

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    The Jandd rack is in alluminium.
    I asked Rividell, but they say that the costs of shipping to Portugal is 50 dollars, and I do not now if it has other costs when i receive. The ideal is to find a supplier of this rack(Big Front Rack Nitto) in europe.
    The front rack of Surley (Ragley in europe I think), is similar, but it use mor hardware...

    Thank you

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    Try wiggle.co.uk

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    The Japanese were inspired by the French Racks , the source is closer.

    such as http://www.gillesberthoud.fr/anglais/index1.php

    Gilles builds the racks as he builds the frame set, apparently.
    Last edited by fietsbob; 01-26-11 at 04:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    The Japanese were inspired by the French Racks , the source is closer.

    such as http://www.gillesberthoud.fr/anglais/index1.php

    Gilles builds the racks as he builds the frame set, apparently.
    That is the most annoying website I have ever used.

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    I do not see this rack..., only the Surly Rack is similar, but below the Nitto use only one screw fitting in the fork.
    http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/page/find...e=surly&page=1

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=52346

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    The Jandd extreme rack is aluminium, but if it's available near you, it does everything you want.
    ExtremeRack.jpg
    The whole 'steel vs aluminium' thing is overblown, steel isn't really easier to repair (thin walled material requires skill to repair no matter what), steel doesn't always give a better ride (The Cannondale touring bikes are known by many for their smoothness). So long as a bike, or accessory is well designed, either material can be made to work well.

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    functionally : 2 parts , low rider side pieces added to a rack like a BBurn Mtn Front rack,
    rather than the hoop.

    One screw fitting sounds like a weak installation, not a feature .. 4 is better .

    My 2 lowrider racks are mounted in 4 places fork tip and Mid Blade of the fork.

    I have separate rack for above the wheel .
    Cantilever Brake bosses and fork crown bolts.. 3 places.

    Anyhow, Rivendale has them, the Nitto Big Rack combination, US $182..
    and will ship to any address,
    delivery, pending Customs Holds, and VAT surcharges,

    large carton air freight charges, based on carton size as much as weight ..

    will bring the cost up significantly.

    Its only money..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 01-26-11 at 08:32 PM.

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    I choseed the surly, it`s similar. I founded it in Europe per 100€.
    Thank you.

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    Bear in mind this thread : http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/709833-Another-Broken-Surly-Nice-Rack-(Front)

    buy some spare brackets, just in case ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Bear in mind this thread : http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/709833-Another-Broken-Surly-Nice-Rack-(Front)

    buy some spare brackets, just in case ..
    The Surly Nice Rack in that thread has the old style lower mounting brackets. Surly must have recognized the problem because the new racks come with a redesigned lower bracket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
    The Jandd extreme rack is aluminium, but if it's available near you, it does everything you want.
    ExtremeRack.jpg
    The whole 'steel vs aluminium' thing is overblown, steel isn't really easier to repair (thin walled material requires skill to repair no matter what), steel doesn't always give a better ride (The Cannondale touring bikes are known by many for their smoothness). So long as a bike, or accessory is well designed, either material can be made to work well.
    I have this rack and hated it. It got bent on the second day of my tour. If you mount it on a LHT the sides of the rack will make contact with the down tube bosses when turning tightly. The paint also chips off of the rack very easily and looks like hell after just a few days use. Maybe it has improved since I used mine two years ago?

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    I read your opinions and I didn`t buy the Surly rack here in Europe. I dont liked the problem of the brackets. I bought a Big Front rack Nitto in Rivendell, and they Will send to Portugal(Europe).
    Thank you for all of you.

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    Hi Nelson,

    What are your impression now on your Big Front Rack and did it work as you intended?
    Also, how long did it take for you to receive it from the US to Portugal?

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