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How to mount a blackburn f1 lowrider rack on LHT?

Old 04-30-15, 01:06 PM
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How to mount a blackburn f1 lowrider rack on LHT?

I recently purchased a blackburn f1 lowrider rack for my surly lht and having trouble mounting it. I have tried to mount it with the U bolts and braze ons with no success. Any tips or suggestions?
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Surly moved the lower eyelets after 2011 on the LHT so some things may work a little different depending on the year of your bike but should basically be the same. The front eyelet used to be up higher on the dropout.

I would start by locating the bottom of the rack, loosely, on the rear dropout and then rotate the rack forward and rearward a few degrees from level to see if any of the upper mounting holes in the rack line up with the midfork braze on.

If not try the front dropout mount and repeat. I know there are issues dropping the wheel out with some configurations.

I just switched to a 2015 LHT fork on my 2011 LHT and I had to change how my lowrider mounts and replace the rear fender struts due to the moved eyelet locations. My fronts still have a slightly tipped back profile as I cannot get the rack to mount level with the new eyelet locations.



You likely have this already, but if not here's a link to the
Blackburn F1 manual

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Don't have a lht but a trick that can be handy is using s spacers to move the rack outboard a bit to avoid contact with the fork or whatever. I've used one or two presta valve round lock nut thingees when I didn't have spacers or only needed a small amount.

As an aside, looking at the PDF for the rack, I'm amazed how this rack hasn't appeared to have changed at all from the one I bought in 1991, and still works fine. The design must be good for them to keep it this long.
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Fabricate an adapter**? , yes the spacers are Important so the back of the rack is as wide as it is at the front. ie parallel ..

Many people are Clueless when trying to use the U Bolt fork mount , so you are Not alone.

**Use 3 bolts 2 in the slots in the rack 1 to go in the fork boss . triangle wont rotate around any 1 loose Bolt.

I have done that on bikes with a wide disparity of the fork eyelet and the rack mount ..

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My dear fiets, you really did miss your calling in the diplomatic corps.

( I'll add in a wink so you take that with a smirk, cuz sometimes I agree with you)
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