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Old 04-23-15, 09:16 PM
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Tubus Tara front rack

I just finished mounting my Tubus Tara low rider front rack to my 2014 Disc Trucker in size 56 with 700c wheels. The horizontal bars are not level. They are tad bit higher in the front. It's not off by much but I really wanted them level.

Has anyone else had this happen?

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Have you tried playing around with the 3 mounting holes on the top and the 2 different mounting points on the bottom?

Pictures, closeups, might help.

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Agreed with Doug64. Sometimes fitting a rack takes some time with the level and changing mounting points and spacing things out and such. I spent quite a bit of time fixing a rear rack that a co-worker installed that was rubbing on a brake cable and had to do some crazy bending to make it fit and not rub. Granted it wasn't a Tubus rack or even a front rack or a Surly, it was a cheaper Fuji road bike and a Topeak kid carrier rack.

I know it was a dickens of a time initially trying to figure out mounting the Tubus Duo rack, though I am glad I held out for it, the hoop is just not my thing.

I would take some time and work on it till it is perfect and then crack open your favorite beverage and relax, then go riding.
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Messed with it as much as I could. There are 3 mounting holes on the top bar and I've got it in the last one. If it had one more hole it would be perfect.
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Are there two sets of eyelets on the disc trucker fork dropout like there are on the regular LHT?

While it might make sense logically to use the eyelets above the axle, my Tubus Ergo fits better when I use the fender eyelets that are lower and behind the axle. The Ergo also has one more way to adjust it that you do not have with the Tara, so maybe this will not help.

Since I also use fenders, I use the same bolts (long ones) to hold the rack and the fenders on, rack on the outside, fenders on the inside held on with a nut (nylock nut, plus some washers). I do not use disks, I do not know if the way I do it will work with disc brake unit or not.



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MSN shows the Ergo tubus - Ergo + https://www.tubus.com/documents/13286...go_Nova_BM.pdf

This is the Tara .. tubus - Tara + https://www.tubus.com/documents/1323681925_Tara_BM.pdf

If really obsessed with the top rail being dead level , you can always Fabricate a piece to bolt between the fork and the rack .. use 3 bolts . 2 on the rack tube/




my Koga OEM, Ergo, uses spacers to make it wide enough to clear Disc calipers .. 03 WTR came disc equipped my 04 came with HS33 rim brakes ..

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Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN
Are there two sets of eyelets on the disc trucker fork dropout like there are on the regular LHT?

While it might make sense logically to use the eyelets above the axle, my Tubus Ergo fits better when I use the fender eyelets that are lower and behind the axle. The Ergo also has one more way to adjust it that you do not have with the Tara, so maybe this will not help.

Since I also use fenders, I use the same bolts (long ones) to hold the rack and the fenders on, rack on the outside, fenders on the inside held on with a nut (nylock nut, plus some washers). I do not use disks, I do not know if the way I do it will work with disc brake unit or not.
This was my thought as well.
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My Tara's bars aren't quite level, either, but the bags mount to either side of the struts so they're not going anywhere when mounted.
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Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN
Are there two sets of eyelets on the disc trucker fork dropout like there are on the regular LHT?

While it might make sense logically to use the eyelets above the axle, my Tubus Ergo fits better when I use the fender eyelets that are lower and behind the axle. The Ergo also has one more way to adjust it that you do not have with the Tara, so maybe this will not help.

Since I also use fenders, I use the same bolts (long ones) to hold the rack and the fenders on, rack on the outside, fenders on the inside held on with a nut (nylock nut, plus some washers). I do not use disks, I do not know if the way I do it will work with disc brake unit or not.



Good luck.
That is the way I have mounted the rack on my disc trucker. The rack is level. Try it.
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It's not perfectly level on my LHT. Never been an issue for me.

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It's not perfectly level on my LHT. Never been an issue for me.

The chrome springs on that flyer look pretty good. Overall, nice looking bike.
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I ended up mounting it 3 different ways. When I put it the way the instructions called for it would rub my tire. (got a pretty large tire on there) One way made it impossible to remove the wheel and the way I had it mounted made if very unlevel. I ended up building a couple of custom brackets and raised the arm connection on the fork by one inch. It works but it's not perfect.
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