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Surly 8 Pack rack —> Kona sutra LTD?

Old 06-01-19, 07:16 AM
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Surly 8 Pack rack —> Kona sutra LTD?

Hey all,

Has anyone mounted the Surly 8 pack rack (front shelf rack) successfully on a fork that doesn’t have the crown top side eyelits (as on Surly forks)...?

I have a Kona Sutra LTD I’m trying to use for commuting/touring and would love to add a lighter weight (i.e., not a full porteur pizza rack-style platform) front rack to support a rando bag, and the Surly (IMO) is one of the better looking/durable ones I’ve found.

Pros: aesthetics, durability, CroMo
Cons: If not mounted in the “surly-recommended way” - ? durability/carrying capacity, difficult to “jury-rig”....

Has anyone done this?

Just curious!

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Costs less, aluminum, very versatile mounting to lower or mid point brazeons, fork crown, or even brake studs.

Soma Porteur Rack w/ optional fence is another option....
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That's pretty cool looking, mount front or rear. And that slot and rubber strap for your U lock is a sweet feature
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