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Old 08-27-10, 10:54 AM   #1
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I need a front rack!!

Does anyone know of someone that makes a basic front rack that is capable of carrying around 25 lbs and costs less than $50? I've only been able to find one: Pletscher. I keep finding either full blown pannier models or "basic" racks that cost well over $100. This seems ridiculous. Every bike shop carries rear racks that are in my price range, but nobody even knows where to get front racks. How is that possible? I made a nice wooden crate and I just want something simple and not bulky that I can zip tie it to. Any help would be MUCH appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 08-27-10, 11:46 AM   #2
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i bought one of these about a month ago ive had good luck with it, its about 2/3 or so the size of a standard rear rack but i did the same thing i bolted a small milk crate to it
http://cgi.ebay.com/BIKE-PANNIERS-FR...item43a13a178e
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This one will only mount to brake bosses. Sorry I should've mentioned it's for a 700c road bike with sidepull brakes. Any other references?
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This one will only mount to brake bosses. Sorry I should've mentioned it's for a 700c road bike with sidepull brakes. Any other references?
Does it have mounts for low-rider racks? If so you can get a rack that attaches to the low riders, something like:
http://www.axiomgear.com/products/ge...owrider-addon/
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This rack doesn't have a strut to attach to the brake stud
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Does it have mounts for low-rider racks? If so you can get a rack that attaches to the low riders, something like:
http://www.axiomgear.com/products/ge...owrider-addon/
If I could get that top section that had struts all the way to the frok ends that would be perfect. Im not running panniers so I don't need all the extra stuff though.
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I seem to remember seeing a downtube mounted front rack somewhere. Anyone have any info on it?
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tada!

http://www.hembrow.eu/frontrack.html

there's also this--
http://store.somafab.com/somialfrra.html
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YES!! Thank you!!
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