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Rack & Fender Recommendations, no eyelet Paramount

Old 06-27-08, 12:37 PM
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Rack & Fender Recommendations, no eyelet Paramount

Early 1990s Paramount PDG Tange lugged bike with Rivendell type fit (long and comfy cockpit) has returned home after years and still seems to work. Will be converted with triple crank running to wide range 7 spd tourer/commuter.

No eyelets.

Rear dropouts have open triangle.

26 mm tires have surprising clearance, could probably run 28s just barely with standard fenders. Might have to do a little cutting on the fenders, but not much.

Wish to run front low rider, rear standard racks.

Wish to run full fenders if feasible.

Considering P clips on the fork by dropout. Will that be sufficient for a front rack load?

Considering making or if someone can point me at one a fitted piece for the triangular cutout in the dropout, plus P clips at the top.


If this approach is impractical in the long term, I'll braze eyelets on and repaint the dropouts. But that's a lot of trouble.

Suggestions on any of the above, especially with proven current brands, would be most helpful. I usually just drag stuff out of the junk boxes, but I've used up all the old racks and fenders!

Thank you very much
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You have several options.

1. Some shops still have Blackburn eyelet adapters that fit in the triangle of the dropout. Here is a picture of one:

https://www.stanford.edu/~dru/pics/gearbig.JPG

Here is one for sale:

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-B...-kit-17229.htm

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/produc...DR200000000000

2. Tubus makes quick release adapters for racks as well:

https://www.tubus.com/index/lang/en/r...20Accessories/

https://www.thetouringstore.com/TUBUS...ONS%20PAGE.htm

https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/tubus_racks.asp

3. Old Man Mountain has racks that use quick release skewer mounts, similar to Tubus above:

https://www.oldmanmountain.com/Pages/...RearRacks.html

https://www.oldmanmountain.com/Pages/...rontRacks.html

4. Can fabricate your own, like this (scroll down and find this section "Mounting the REI 736-890 to a Bicycle Without Braze-Ons by the Rear Wheel Axle"):

https://bicycleluggageracks.com/ (Warning, some graphic, nude pictures here)

5. Instead of panniers, use saddle bags and handlebar bags, such as like Acorn offers, and pull a trailer:

https://www.acornbags.com/

Fenders can be mounted onto racks or doubled on the eyelets you create/use, or use p-clips or cable-ties to mount fenders.
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Wow -- thanks for the reply bwgride!

While I'm not the OP I was just pondering this problem today coincidently, and now have a wealth of resources.
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Very good. Thank you very much. REI Safari rack will get ordered, and I have enough ideas to go on for the rear. Looks like strong enough stuff exists for fudging a front rack and fender system. I do have fabrication capabilities, although limited in metal currently. Nice ideas, excellent!
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