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Old 07-03-08, 12:42 PM
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touring rack on a merckx?

ok, well i did a search but was very confused by what i found....
i have a 94 corsa extra that is soooo nice to ride i want to tour it accross the country
it has no braze ons fro racks or fenders
i got the fenders sorted out, but
what is the best rack to put on it and the bet method to attach it so i can carry a 30 or 40lb pack in back?
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Could try this:


Old Man Mountain Cold Springs


The Cold Springs Rear is our toughest no-eyelet compatible rack. It's laser-cut top plate is a single piece of 6061-T6 Aluminum that is folded at the rear for a unique look and added strength. This is OMM's original model, first designed in 1996.

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

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Load Capacity: 50 lbs.
Weight: 610g
Length x Width x Height
11.75" x 6.25" x 14.25"
Avail. DISC, ROAD, MTB, or 29"

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[QUOTE=robow;6995544]Could try this:

wow, expensive!!!
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Definitely not cheap, or you could use the Sherpa rear rack which is less expensive. You can also take a standard rack and with a little ingenuity that I have seen by others, copy the idea and use a longer skewer.
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[QUOTE=ChiapasFixed;6995740]
Originally Posted by robow
Could try this:

wow, expensive!!!
Aside from expensive, they won't work. Such racks are made for use with frames with canti bosses, unless I'm missing an adaption kit or another model they sell.

I have two classic steel Merckx race bikes (one Kelme Team bike and another rare model that I brought in from Europe).

Blackburn once made THIS rack with a single upper stay that could be mounted to the brake bridge on a road bike. I have one but haven't seen them for sale in many years. Perhaps someone else makes something along those lines. Otherwise, take a look at the FIT SOLUTIONS at www.thetouringstore.com for ideas.

I'd personally consider the Tubus Logo because it lets you set the bags further back which will come in handy on a race bike. Take a look around www.fullyloadedtouring.com and you'll see a couple of racing bikes that have been used for loaded touring.

I hope you get something sorted out and find yourself touring soon.

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