Old 06-22-18, 01:56 PM
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I like to use small nylon or fiber washers between the rack and the frame. The rack won't scratch the frame's paint this way, and it'll look super clean if you ever do remove the rack.

I actually use those washers under everything I bolt to the bike (bottle cages, racks, etc). Home Depot has the fiber ones (get #10 size as I recall) and Lowe's has the nylon ones (I think they come in metric size (M5). They're pretty cheap (less than a dollar for a bag of 3 or 4).
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