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Front racks and forks with no eyelets (on a aluminium cyclocrosser)?

Hello there.

I am considering to put a front rack on my Jamis Nova Sport, which unfortunately has no eyelets.

So my option would be to use any kind of clamps. Thinking about it, I get a little nervous about such a improvised solution.

Is there anyone here who tried to attach front racks on a cyclocross (with an aluminium fork) which has no eyelets? Is this a stable solution? I mean there will be a reason, why Tubus does offer some kind of clamps for it. Right?

Any help is very much appreciated.

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another option is Old Man Mountain racks the bottom mount is the QR axle (you use a 2nd Rear one for more length)

the ends of the cantilever brake bosses is another upper mounting place .

the hoop on them makes the rack pretty solid , a large P clip wrapped around Rubber and tape should work
with an oddly , non round ,shaped fork-blade.

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I have an OMM front rack for panniers, but if you can get away with less carrying capacity, the Revelate Designs harness and a dry bag also works well. Great for lighter, bulky stuff such as sleeping bag, pad, clothing, etc.

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I went with Thule tour rack on my bike without eyelets. It very stable and works on all bikes, front or back. The Tubus solution probably works fine, but if you have disc brakes on your bike the brakes might come in the way for the lower eyelets.
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I've seen tabs with eyelet(s) that are mounted/sandwiched in between the QR's.
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Two fine options for you:

Opiton 1: Get a lowrider front rack that attaches to Cantilever mounts instead of the mid-blade brazeon. Examples:
Tubus Smarti
VO Campeur front rack

Option 2: Get a front lowrider rack made for mid-blade brazeons and use a P-clamp or U-clamp to attach.
There are lots of bits for this available online.
Tubus makes a great kit especially for this.
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