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Old 07-19-16, 12:19 PM
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Porteur rack to fit fork without forward facing eyelets

I'm assembling a new commuter with different parts I had laying around and the only fork that fitted has low-rider mounts but no forward facing mounts for a rack. I want to install a porteur style rack. The bike has cantilevers. (see picture)

Do you know of anything with these characteristics:
  • 26" wheel compatible
  • Mounts on fork crown hole and then either on the axle or low-rider mount
  • Possible to attach a dynamo-powered headlight
  • Extra points if it can be attached to the fender (this bike will get some 60mm long gilles berthouds)
  • Extra points if it's available in black
I know the SOMA Porteur Deluxe but it seems a bit overkill. I will never carry more than 10kg on this rack.

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Minoura Gamoh Porteur is in the same league as the Soma so it might be overkill. I owned two of them and they worked well. Wald makes a pizza rack but it won't handle 10 kg.

I replaced my porteur rack with a Nitto front rack with a Wald basket zip tied to it. I was never carrying much weight so this was an easy compromise. You could get an inexpensive front rack that attaches to the canti posts and fork crown and put a basket on top of it. You could do that for less than 35 dollars.
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wont the basket move? could you show me some pics of your setup?
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I use 6 zip ties to hold it down and it never moves.

I started with the porteur rack and it was overkill. Plus I didn't like how high everything sat. A true porteur rack should just clear the front tire and fender. Then I went to the Nitto rack and large Wald basket but wasn't quite as stable. I then added a second pair of struts to Mark's Nitto rack (from Rivendell) and it was much better. I went with the smaller basket because I really didn't need the larger size for most day to day riding. Hope this helps.

First Gamoh Porteur rack.



Replaced with Mark's Nitto Rack with single strut.

Replaced with double strut and smaller basket. I keep a net on the basket and a few toe straps to fasten things down.


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Specialized Pizza rack mounts to lowriders.

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CETMA CETMA racks ? CETMA Cargo

Very small shop, USA. ask and he might add your light mount.

I Got one of these , No longer produced but some shops may have them in their inventory.

Looks like this: https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...s.php?id=32144

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Originally Posted by blakcloud
I use 6 zip ties to hold it down and it never moves
Thanks! Looks good to me. My low-rider mounts are a bit too far away for that rack I think, but a Nitto M12 fits just fine.

Originally Posted by skimaxpower
Specialized Pizza rack mounts to lowriders.

This looks pretty good! And the price seems to be reasonable. If I find it here (germany) and it fits I might get this one. Thank you so much
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