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Old 04-27-24, 07:59 PM
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Rack design resources?

Last spring I built a front rack for the first time. It was a great learning experience and it's probably pretty obvious that every skill needs improvement here. I'm thinking about maybe starting another project and was wondering if anyone might suggest resources that have been helpful for them, in particular with respect to how to think about rack design.

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I know of no rack specific design stuff but some, me included, use CAD (cardboard aided design). Some, me included, have made rack making fixtures to help with the actual construction. Andy
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I know of no rack specific design stuff but some, me included, use CAD (cardboard aided design).
Okay thanks! My approach was pretty similar, except on a Wacom tablet.
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These are semi-standard locations for front rack bosses. I think I finally have them correct.

Top (hourglass usually) rack boss location: 140mm below the hole through the fork crown.

Low rider 165mm up from the fork dropout eyelet.

Racks are one of the few parts of framebuilding where there is room for experimentation.
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