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Old 06-19-10, 02:29 PM
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Front Basket/Rack Fork has no mount holes

So I purchased this Paul Components front wood basket/rack. Problem is, I don't have any mounting holes on my bike.

Any suggestions as to how to do this? Can I use a clip to create a mounting hole? Which type of clips have you used or have you seen people have success with?

Thanks a lot for the help.

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Would a clamp band like this be good?
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P-clamps (available in a variety of sizes at most bike shops, hardware stores, and automotive stores) would probably work better by providing some offset to the mounting point.

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Did it not come with instructions or hardware?

Their web page clearly indicates that it uses a stem clamp system. You could probably rig it up to attach to the fork crown, although that wouldn't be as good.

Edit: I probably misunderstood. You mean braze-ons at the fork drop out? Yes, get a quality band clamp like what you've shown.
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Are those more flexible P clamps better than the nitto ones that I found online? Are they just as good?

I found those nitto clamps online, but don't know of any bike shops that carry those. I do know of a shop that sells the ones that you posted.
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Both types should be easy to find. I've seen them at Home Depot. The one's you post a pic of are better, but the P type may be a better fit.
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