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Old 07-09-09, 02:20 PM
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Explain this rack to me please

I'm looking for a couple of racks...a front and a rear... and I found this on ebay with no description other than "Bike Rack"





Is this a front rack? a seatpost attached rear rack?

It sort of seems like it would be a front rack that attaches to the stem or headtube...does that sound right?
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Old 07-09-09, 02:34 PM
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Never heard of a spring rack on the front, though I suppose it isn't impossible. Aerodynamically I'd think it'd be more bad than good.

I have had spring racks that clamped to the seat post before, but it seems to me that those had leg stays that went to the rear hub.

Either way, it looks like the only attachment is the clamp to either head or seat tube. Without some sort of additional support, it would seem to me like it wouldn't be very stable with any sort of cargo on it.
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Looks like a conventional rear rack modified to a cantilever, seatpost attached rack.
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Old 07-09-09, 03:00 PM
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Judging from the angle of the attachment, I'd say it would have to be a front rack. It would be pretty weird and droopy if it were in the back.
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Originally Posted by dokydoky View Post
Judging from the angle of the attachment, I'd say it would have to be a front rack. It would be pretty weird and droopy if it were in the back.
that's exactly what led me to think it is a front rack.

I still don't get it.
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That front clamp looks really narrow...could be the photo angle though.

Maybe it mounts directly on to the headtube?
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I submitted a best offer for 10 bux... its worth it just to see what this thing is.

that clamp looks too small to fit caliper brake bolts...so I doubt its something like those mafac front racks...certainly too narrow to fit Canti brake posts..
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Would it maybe attach to the seatpost ?
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....maybe the seatstays?
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Would it maybe attach to the seatpost ?
Try handlebar stem.

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I'm guessing front rack.
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There's no doubt about it, it's a front rack that attaches to the handlebar stem.

Once you own it, you can put it anywhere you want.
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well my offer was accepted for 10 bux... I guess i'll let y'all know.

he's got 2 more if anyone else wants one
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=270293915320
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