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Old 06-12-13, 04:43 PM
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Any help tracking down a DAHON Traveller Front Rack? Anyone got a spare?

All,

I'm trying to find a source for the DAHON Traveller Front Rack. I called Dahon and they are out of stock. Thor doesn't have any either.

Maybe someone here knows of a source or perhaps has a spare they could part with?

Thanks,
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Old 06-13-13, 12:22 AM
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Probably halfway across the world from you, but in stock: http://www.derfaltradshop.de/epages/...jectID=6924411

(a 'real' bike shop and reputable place to buy)
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Old 06-13-13, 11:15 AM
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Actually I have one that I got to try on my Swift. It sorta fits with some spacers and slight bending, but I've never ended up using it. PM me if you're interested.

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All,

I'm trying to find a source for the DAHON Traveller Front Rack. I called Dahon and they are out of stock. Thor doesn't have any either.

Maybe someone here knows of a source or perhaps has a spare they could part with?

Thanks,
Warr
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Old 06-13-13, 04:22 PM
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PM sent, with some details about the version I'm looking for. Many thanks for your offer.

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Old 06-18-13, 12:56 AM
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PM sent, with some details about the version I'm looking for. Many thanks for your offer.

-Warr
just in case i do have one that i took out from my Speed TR. almost brand new. if epicyclist didn't work out, PM me.
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Old 06-18-13, 12:34 PM
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Thank you VM. I haven't heard back from EP, and a local source claims they are "this close" to getting one for me, but if I don't hear from either of these, I'll touch base with you later this week.

BTW, do you know if your old rack is the old style or new style?

Old style:


New style:


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Old 06-19-13, 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by wernst View Post
Thank you VM. I haven't heard back from EP, and a local source claims they are "this close" to getting one for me, but if I don't hear from either of these, I'll touch base with you later this week.

BTW, do you know if your old rack is the old style or new style?

Old style:


New style:


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mine is the old style.
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Old 06-19-13, 10:58 AM
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Binwind,

Are you saying you might have a spare rack to offer as well?

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Binwind,

Are you saying you might have a spare rack to offer as well?

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Doubtful- he was a spammer who got caught in the act and no longer a part of the Community.
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Argh, BikeForums won't let me send PMs until I've made 50 posts, even in response to PMs sent to me first.

I listed mine on Craigslist; you can contact me that way, and I'll reply from my real email.

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/3883157631.html
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Old 06-20-13, 02:27 PM
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EP,

I just sent you an email through Craigslist. It looks like you have the "new style" with the crossbars, and that's exactly what I need.

Thanks for making the effort through the Craigslist posting -- very clever.

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Old 07-11-13, 04:54 PM
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Many thanks to everyone, especially Epicyclist, for helping me locate the rack I needed. It is now installed and being used every day during my commute to work.

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Old 11-30-17, 11:23 AM
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Well, I love it when Google helps me find *my own posts* from the past, but here we are again.

My Mariner was stolen off the train last week, and as I decide upon its replacement, I'm back where I started from: these Dahon front racks just aren't made anymore and are impossible to find.

If anyone has an old one in their garage/attic/closet that isn't being used, I would be very interested in buying it from you. Black or silver, old style or new style, it doesn't matter. I wound up using front panniers all the time and would like to continue doing so.

BTW, I know Thor sells a model from Tern that doesn't work on Dahons due to the differences in front brake placement, but I see photos of something clever someone did to make a bracket that allows for the attachment of a Tern front rack on a Dahon here:



Cheeky, and I think what I will do if I can't source a real Dahon rack.

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Old 12-02-17, 05:40 PM
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I asked several times with no response about the same rack. It is a nice one. Tern does make a similar one. I have put another front rack on but having the lower hook mechanism and attachment down the fork is a nice approach.

The rack here pictured attaches easily to the v-Brake and fender mount points. It does give a good platform to carry lots of stuff which I tent to have go up the handlebar post and attach there. They are easy to find and not expensive.
Also available in Silver in the US.

You could combine some "lowrider" attachments with this style of rack and be able to emulate the Dahon Traveller and carry some small front panniers. I'm really not sure, however, that that is worth the effort. You can put a whole lot above the rack and tire. That said, I should try that as I have some Panniers which should work up front -- just critical to brace them off the tire. Not sure that the Traveller front rack has enough sway bracing. Another rack might be better, especially if something new is going to have to be made anyway.
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good point badmother ...... I have used the above rack .... they are cheap and astoundingly nice for the money, but that's about it, would rather spend 3 times as much for a good rack
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Originally Posted by badmother View Post

Such racks also provide great support under a bag attatched to the stem with a Clickfix Caddy. I increase the weight I carry in such a bag when I have a rack to support under the bag.
Don't most of the stem mounts stay static when the fork moves? Would need perhaps a slide mechanism on the rack to allow supporting a bigger load. Alternatively, some sort of a "hinge" on the stem mount to allow the pack to travel with the rack below.

Most likely just need to give it a spin. Dahon's new Luggage Rack is quite nice as an alternative. Something to consider...

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Old 12-07-17, 08:29 AM
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not sure what you are saying with the "static". They move together. This is a similar setup on my BF NTW. Basket atatched to stem with a Caddy. Resting on a front rack.

The new Dahon rack is not for me Sticking out too much (the truss) and too bulky plus the weight limit.
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I agree about the Truss's "sticking out" a bit too far for aesthetics, if not other subjects.. Pretty sure it is to handle the cables, but I like everything close to the stem and handlebar post.

I just need to see what you mean by "caddy". Likely in the thread somewhere. Yes, though, if attached to the stem and not the headset tube, then they will travel together. I was thinking the clickfix you meant was attached to the headset tube like the Truss and some of the other attachments are doing.

All good, and agreed. Resting weight on an over wheel rack, and stabilizing it to the Handlepost/Handlebar/Stem is a very effective way to go.
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I do like the caddy works on seatpost as well ... that's why I always try to keep some in stock
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