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pls help-my axiom rear rack doesn't fit my cross check

Old 05-09-12, 09:26 PM
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pls help-my axiom rear rack doesn't fit my cross check

I have a axiom streamliner rear rack and a 56cm surly cross check. The top rack mounting stays interfer with my bikes vbrake cables. Any advice on how get it to fit? Raise the rack somehow? Get an adapter that attaches to the caliber brake mount? Do they even make those? Thanks for your help, tried contacting axiom with no luck
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P-clamps higher or lower on the seatstays?
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Some photos of your setup would be helpful. There are numerous ways to secure your rack; keep in mind that the majority of the stress is on the lower fittings which support most of the weight of the rack and load. The front attachments basically just keep the rack from rotating back and forth. Aside from the previously-mentioned P-clamps there are seat post clamps with rack mounting ears (Google "seatpost clamp with rack mount") as well as "monostay rack mounts" which might be adaptable. Do some Web searching and keep an open mind and you should be able to find a solution.
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I also have a 56cm Cross Check with Avid V-brakes and the brakes do indeed interfer if you use the seatstay braze-on mounting points. I got around this by using a single center bracket that goes from the center of the rack's front to the hole in the brake bridge. Blackburn and many other rack include this center mounting point.
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Jiveturkey-The P clamps are lower than the stays. dsbrantjr & HillRider- Thanks for the help, I'll do some more research with the info you recommended
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Originally Posted by krizzo
Jiveturkey-The P clamps are lower than the stays.
I was suggesting buying two P-clamps and installing them wherever you want on the stays.

The seatstays are the frame tubes that run from the top of the seat tube to the rear dropout. P-clamps are a separate part you can buy; the rack's upper supports can bolt into these.

For example:


https://www.bikecommuters.com/2008/07...-your-friends/

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Home Depot has the P clamps. They're in the electical section.
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Of the 4 models of Streamliner racks found on the Axiom website, two of them are shown using only a single front stay that woudl be attached to the brake bridge. It is very likely that whichever model of Streamliner rack you have can also be set up with a single stay at the front attached to the brake bridge. THis is how I have the rack on my commuter bike set up, because it interferes with the brake cable when I use two stays.
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That same Web page shows their "Trekk Seat Collar" which is another option for the front mount of your rack.
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