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Old 11-02-18, 10:15 AM
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Found A Bike Rack On My Commute

Any idea what rack this is? I don't recognize the logo, but it looks like a lower-case b. I could only guess Blackburn, but it doesn't look quite like any Blackburn's I'm familiar with.

I really had to go to the minimum adjustment with the struts ... I'm not sure it's appropriate to go this far, maybe I should saw the extra off?



Found this rack near someone's trash can on my way to work this morning.

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Old 11-02-18, 10:23 AM
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sorry can't help, but just lying in the road? score! if those stays aren't getting in the way, you can just keep them & the rack might be useful on another bike some time in the future ... I've got 1 rack that I've been periodically torturing from bike to bike since 2008 but it may be giving up the ghost soon, cuz I recently had to re-rig a cpl retaining screws ... plus they make them so much lighter now

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Originally Posted by specialmonkey View Post
Any idea what rack this is? I don't recognize the logo, but it looks like a lower-case b. I could only guess Blackburn, but it doesn't look like any Blackburn's I'm familiar with.

I really had to go to the minimum adjustment with the struts ... I'm not sure it's appropriate to go this far, maybe I should saw the extra off?



Found this rack near someone's trash can on my way to work this morning.
It's a Bontrager BackRack. Not a bad looking rack over all. Your's looks like it's not quite level and you could stand to cut off the rack stays.
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@rumrunn6 Good idea about the struts. I was riding on the sidewalk to approach a particularly scary intersection and noticed it behind someone's trash can! I almost told myself I didn't need it because it didn't look like it would fit initially, then I thought better of it when I realized the struts were adjustable. But even then I wasn't sure it would work until I got to work to try it out. I had to swap screws with ones that were on my frame to hold a second water bottle, luckily they were long enough (the ones holding the fender originally were not), I used the originals to hold the struts. I rode to work, 2 miles into a 10 mile commute, with it in my left hand which was also on the left side of the drop bar, but I could only brake and shift with my right, which seemed like the most versatile choice (though I'd normally prefer a front brake if I have to choose ). I almost stopped to zip tie it to my backpack (good to carry zip ties)!

@cyccommute Thanks for the ID and suggestions!

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You see these from time to time. This happens when a non-disc bike molts and enters its disc phase of life. It molts and throws off the old skin and rack. If you hang around, you might be able to spot the newly-emerged disc bike in the vicinity.

(Great find!)
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You see these from time to time. This happens when a non-disc bike molts and enters its disc phase of life. It molts and throws off the old skin and rack. If you hang around, you might be able to spot the newly-emerged disc bike in the vicinity.

(Great find!)
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Stewart beat me to it, but yeah, it's a Bontrager. I have the BackRack Deluxe L on my old mountain bike. Great rack. The stays are meant to be cut once you have the right fit.
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As said above, its a bontrager backrack. I have 2 of them in disc format on my bikes, and I can't speak highly enough of them. Good quality, pretty darn sturdy (wrecked my mountain bike pretty hard with one attached and it fared better than me, couple good scuffs) and if you get the bontrager specific bag its set up for quick release. Nice find!
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