Old 06-19-18, 04:41 PM
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hokiefyd
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Thanks; I wish I could tell you more about them (make/model/etc), the stays, but they really are nice. Here's another picture.


IMG_20180516_115503869 by jnjadcock, on Flickr

The Roam has fairly wide seat stays, and the Topeak rack's mounting holes in the front are somewhat narrow, so I found these that run straight ahead and then flare out. They absolutely fit perfect. I don't know if the Crosstrail's seat stays are far apart like the Roam's are. If so, then you may need to spread the sheetmetal stays apart some to make them fit (and that's one of the things I didn't like about mine -- they just didn't look right). These happen to fit perfect; I got lucky.

I bet you can find similar ones online, though, if you didn't like the chrome stays that come with just about every commonly available rack sold today.
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