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    Tubus tara and top rack

    Hi fellows
    I am thinking to mount a top rack on my tubus tara like in this picture

    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/p...size=large&v=1
    But this one is very expensive in Germany, any advice to an alternative front rack.I already tried with the racktime topit http://www.bikebagshop.com/racktime-...ck-p-1614.html and didnt work on my bike because of my magura HS 11 brakes (was not possible to open it with the rack on)
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    surly nice, jandd extreme, ird lhasa ?

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    Nashbar.com sells a very inexpensive front rack, normally for $16 but now on sale for $9. Not sure if they would ship to Germany, but a similar low-cost rack might be available from European shops. Some of the British on-line shops have wide selections of racks.

    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...93_-1___202601

    By the way, I have the Nitto rack (or similar model) shown in your first link. It is nice rack, but doesn't hold much as it's only about 10 cm wide x 21 cm long. Salsa Cycles includes a slightly larger rack with their Casseroll sport touring bike; perhaps they would sell the rack separately.

    Soma Cycles also sells a relatively inexpensive front rack for about $30.

    http://store.somafab.com/somialfrra.html
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    I wonder if the Salsa Minimalist rack would work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Hermit View Post
    I wonder if the Salsa Minimalist rack would work?
    The Salsa Minimalist rack will work. I have one mounted on my Salsa Down Under front rack. The problem is you can't get any until the end of May, maybe. I got the last one Freeze Thaw had in stock. Apperently they only make them once a year and when they are gone they are gone. I love mine. I didn't like the Nashbar rack. Functional enough for day trips but not enough for multi day trips. Still what do you want for $13 dollars shipped. I am sure Nashbar will ship to Germany. Call if the webpage dosn't display something. Even at $9 after shipping the cost may prohibitive.

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    Humor me. Isn't what you are talking about the Duo not the Tara?

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    also
    this ones surly nice, jandd extreme, ird lhasa will not work with tubus,the nashbar is for the brakes not working with magura brakes,the minimalist I only read bad reviews online and now the made a recall of the minimalist,maybe will work the soma mini alloy or the ******** athlete 2 b http://www.amazon.de/dp/B0078L4XL6/?...SIN=B0078L4XL6
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    Yes I understand, the Magura Rim hydraulic brakes are excellent,
    but for the less informed, to pull/install, an inflated tire,
    You have to remove
    one of the calipers/slave cylinders.
    there is a Quick release mounting bolt,to facilitate this.

    So a front top of the wheel rack that mounts on the same
    boss, mid fork, as the low rider rack is a good idea..
    instead of the Both canti/V brake bosses, type..

    In the midst of a tour when I passed thru Newcastle, Northern England
    I got a small rack fabricated quickly by the folks at M Steel /Joe Waugh,
    bike makers , there..

    so you may find a bike fabricator to make one for you, as well ..
    OP being in Germany , should be able to find a shop to knock one out
    somewhere near where they live..

    Have something fabricated for you.. then you can have features added ..
    Light bracket, additional tie down points , a bit wider, become choices.
    Last edited by fietsbob; 05-15-12 at 09:20 AM.

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    I've never understood the need for hydraulic rim brakes. Std Vees seem to work pretty darn good, and if you need more, I'd move to a Avid BB7 disc brake, which is still mechanical, no cylinders/line/fluid/special lever required.

    Quote Originally Posted by gdlerner View Post
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    this ones surly nice, jandd extreme, ird lhasa will not work with tubus

    Not to work WITH Tara, but as a substitute for Tara plus some other platform add-on rack.

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    The magura brakes were on my bike when I gott it and I only want to add some plattform not replace the tubus
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    333 has not ridden a Bike with a set of Magura's Hydro Stop brakes on them , obviously.

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