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Old 07-06-20, 01:44 PM
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WTB: front rack

Hopefully a vintage Blackburn rack suitable for an 80s touring bike with mid fork eyelets.
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You might want to specify a low-rider front rack in your title, since that is what are designed for those mid-fork mounts. Blackburn made a couple of models, the standard ones with the hoop over the front wheel, and the Custom that was a sort of double-loop rack on each side of the wheel. Good luck! Somebody's bound to come through for you.
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
You might want to specify a low-rider front rack in your title, since that is what are designed for those mid-fork mounts. Blackburn made a couple of models, the standard ones with the hoop over the front wheel, and the Custom that was a sort of double-loop rack on each side of the wheel. Good luck! Somebody's bound to come through for you.
I see. I'm such a noob when it comes to racks. Here's a pic of the style I'm looking for. But the bosses on my '86 Schwinn Voyageur are in the middle of the fork, not in front like this one. I'm having trouble finding anything new built for the (apparently) older standards.

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An '86 Voyageur would have bosses for lowriders. A front rack as you have shown above is a newish thing. There are older flat-top front racks but they bolt at the fender eyelets and the fork crown, as on my old RB-T with its Jim Blackburn front rack.


Here is a pic of the original lowriders installed (web photo). Note that this one uses U-bolts to attach to the fork blades since there are no bosses but these would bolt to your Voyageur using the bosses instead (no U-bolts needed) and can be combined with the front rack as on my bike by the simple step of omitting the hoop and bolting the lowrider part to the rack stays...


...as on this Fuji. I used a setup like this on tour also.




An here is a pic of the Blackburn Custom lowriders.


So the question remains, what do you want?
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
An '86 Voyageur would have bosses for lowriders. A front rack as you have shown above is a newish thing. There are older flat-top front racks but they bolt at the fender eyelets and the fork crown, as on my old RB-T with its Jim Blackburn front rack.


Here is a pic of the original lowriders installed (web photo). Note that this one uses U-bolts to attach to the fork blades since there are no bosses but these would bolt to your Voyageur using the bosses instead (no U-bolts needed) and can be combined with the front rack as on my bike by the simple step of omitting the hoop and bolting the lowrider part to the rack stays...


...as on this Fuji. I used a setup like this on tour also.




An here is a pic of the Blackburn Custom lowriders.


So the question remains, what do you want?
Thanks that helps a lot! (And nice bikes)
I guess Iím after modern then. I donít think I need anything as hefty as a low rider or full size rack. One of the new Nittos might be the ticket.
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Thanks that helps a lot! (And nice bikes)
I guess Iím after modern then. I donít think I need anything as hefty as a low rider or full size rack. One of the new Nittos might be the ticket.
You should take a measurement of how far down the fork the mounting holes are. If they were meant for low riders, the standard Nitto M18 rack struts may not reach. Nitto sells longer struts. Here's the M18 on my Sequoia, to give you a visual. This is as far as the stock 235mm struts will reach.

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The Nitto M12 is another option. It's designed to mount to your cantilever studs. I have no experience with it, but it's not adjustable, so I'd be leery.
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You should take a measurement of how far down the fork the mounting holes are. If they were meant for low riders, the standard Nitto M18 rack struts may not reach. Nitto sells longer struts. Here's the M18 on my Sequoia, to give you a visual. This is as far as the stock 235mm struts will reach.

This looks like exactly what I'm searching for, thanks.
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Here is my Nitto Mark's rack with very long stays on my Centurion Pro-Tour
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