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Old 10-26-04, 07:52 PM
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on my 2003 Marin Portofino... I have a fender braze-on in the front, and some form of braze-ons in the rear... but only one set in the rear...

if I want to add both a rack and fenders, will this be a problem?
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Old 10-26-04, 07:58 PM
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I just got a new rack for my birthday. When I put it on the back, I realized that it was basically open on top which would allow any rooster-tails to spray my back. What I did to alleviate that was to get some heavy acrylic stock (scrap from a local plastics shop) and made a deck for it. Look at http://www.llantup.com/gizelle-taillights.jpg (sorry about how huge the pic is - I forgot to resize it) to see what I mean.
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Old 10-26-04, 08:05 PM
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If you are talking about the eyelet down near the dropout, you should be able to run both a fender and a rack with the same hardware. You might need a longer bolt to get both on there, but it definitely works.
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Old 10-26-04, 08:17 PM
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sweet... that's what I needed to know, thanks
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Old 10-27-04, 04:49 AM
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Put the rack stays closest to the frame and the fender stays outside. This will put less stress on the bolts.
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Good call. I was wondering which order would be better.
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Old 10-27-04, 11:31 AM
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You can do it this way too. There are clamps around the rack struts that secure the fender stays.
That allows removal of the fenders without disturbing the racks themselves.
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It depends on the rack you get, but the Bruce Gordon racks, and I think Tubus racks have fender mounts to aliviate the problem.


http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/tubus_racks.asp

http://www.bgcycles.com/racks.html

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