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Suggestions for mounting vintage Blackburn rear rack to bike with no braze-ons

Old 07-14-14, 05:57 PM
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Suggestions for mounting vintage Blackburn rear rack to bike with no braze-ons

Hi, picked up a vintage blackburn on e-bay. Curious what suggestions people have for mounting it on a bike with no eyelets near the rear dropouts. The front of the rack will, however, be able to use the rear-brake bolt to mount that side.

I've heard P-clamps and tubus adapters but wanted to know if there are any other recs for just the rear dropout area of the bike.

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Old 07-14-14, 06:44 PM
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This Tubus adaptor looks interesting:

Tubus Quick Release Rear Rack Mounting System < Product Details | The Randonnee Shop
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That's pretty clever but it seems like it would want to rotate on the spindle. Maybe I missed something.
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Does your frame have a triangular shaaped opening in the rear dropout? Balckburn had an adapter that fit in there. It was round with a ahoulder on it and was threaded for the standard bolt used for mounting racks or bottle cages. You can mak something similar from a T-nut and a washer to fit over it. The T-nut needs to be wide enough so that it grips the inside of the dropout. The thick washer (i've used faucet washers) is just slightly thinner than the thickness of the dropout and fits ober the T-nut. Then you simply bolt the rack leg to the T-nut just like you would to an eyelet.

Here's an image from another thread.

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medi...A1591small.JPG

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To mount a Blackburn MTN Rack on my Schwinn I used vinyl-coated clamps on the stays and secured the top through my quick release seat post binder bolt. To keep the clamps from slipping down and scratching the stays I mounted the right one just above the chain hanging peg. The whole setup has proven secure and reliable.
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plus to the above good advice: if you hunt for them you can even find the vinyl-coated "P" clamps in stainless steel...no rust!
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Originally Posted by Miele Man View Post
Does your frame have a triangular shaaped opening in the rear dropout? Balckburn had an adapter that fit in there. It was round with a ahoulder on it and was threaded for the standard bolt used for mounting racks or bottle cages. You can mak something similar from a T-nut and a washer to fit over it. The T-nut needs to be wide enough so that it grips the inside of the dropout. The thick washer (i've used faucet washers) is just slightly thinner than the thickness of the dropout and fits ober the T-nut. Then you simply bolt the rack leg to the T-nut just like you would to an eyelet.

Here's an image from another thread.

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medi...A1591small.JPG

Cheers from Miele Man
It does have the triangle area near dropout. This solution seems pretty decent.
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Originally Posted by Miele Man View Post
Does your frame have a triangular shaaped opening in the rear dropout? Balckburn had an adapter that fit in there. It was round with a ahoulder on it and was threaded for the standard bolt used for mounting racks or bottle cages. You can mak something similar from a T-nut and a washer to fit over it. The T-nut needs to be wide enough so that it grips the inside of the dropout. The thick washer (i've used faucet washers) is just slightly thinner than the thickness of the dropout and fits ober the T-nut. Then you simply bolt the rack leg to the T-nut just like you would to an eyelet.

Here's an image from another thread.

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medi...A1591small.JPG

Cheers from Miele Man
+1 I used that adapter years ago and am looking to do a similar application again
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