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Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 03:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 878
Posted By smasha

Wow, that thing looks like a roll-cage for the...

Wow, that thing looks like a roll-cage for the front wheel.

I'm not seeing the net weight listed anywhere, but I'm wondering if that might be about the same weight as a steel rack like the Tubus...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 878
Posted By smasha

Yes! The Tubus Grand Expedition Front...

Yes!

The Tubus Grand Expedition Front Carrier might be overkill and over-budget for me, but that's a design feature I think I'd want. Not sure why it's not more common…?
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Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 878
Posted By smasha

Yeah, my new bike has those, and also a bolt-hole...

Yeah, my new bike has those, and also a bolt-hole at the top of the crown (caliper brake boss?). I'm not sure if it has mid-fork bolts inside the fork - I haven't picked it up yet - but it comes with...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 878
Posted By smasha

I'm thinking of a single, forward-facing...

I'm thinking of a single, forward-facing bolt-hole that's dead-centre above the tire, top of the fork, below the steerer tube (if I have the terminology right?). I think I've seen some German...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 878
Posted By smasha

Yeah, my intuition tells me that a loop or rack...

Yeah, my intuition tells me that a loop or rack over the top should add stability, if not strength. Whether that's true or not, I don't know. Ideally, I'd like to bolt it to the top of the fork, eg...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 878
Posted By smasha

When I lock my bike up during hours of darkness,...

When I lock my bike up during hours of darkness, and find pieces of the bike missing, or broken, or (this has happened a few times) someone is using my pannier rack as a seat. Maybe I can attribute...
Forum: Touring
07-01-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 878
Posted By smasha

One-piece vs two-piece front pannier racks

I'm seeing that some low-rider front pannier racks are one-piece (eg Surly Front Rack, Tubus Tara) with a "loop" or "shelf" connecting both sides, and some low-rider front pannier racks are two-piece...
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