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Help me with my lowrider rack (Tubus Tara)

Old 03-20-09, 04:24 PM
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Help me with my lowrider rack (Tubus Tara)

I just bought a tubus tara for my bike, but it does not fit on my fork properly. I have mounts on the bottom and middle of the fork, but it just does not fit properly. There would be no problem if the mounts on the lower end of the rack were on the front of the fork instead of the back. I think I might have found a solution, but I want to know if you guys think it is a good idea. I have these clips (shown in picture), and I want to use them on the lower end of the fork to hold the rack up. Do you think they will be strong enough. I am only going to put about 20-25 pounds on the front rack. The clips are meant for the seat stays, but they fit on my fork, and I think they might work.
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Old 03-20-09, 04:52 PM
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should work but what fork are you running? it's pretty adjustable to a point. can you mount it at all? Is it a matter of it not being level?
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Originally Posted by kyakdiver
should work but what fork are you running? it's pretty adjustable to a point. can you mount it at all? Is it a matter of it not being level?
I have a 1989 Trek 400. What happens is when I try to rotate the bottom, so that the bars will be level, the fork gets in the way. It would be very tilited if I did not use these mounts.
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You might consider taking a picture and sending it to wayne at the touring store. He might have come across this and has a way of making what you have work. He's a good guy to work with. https://www.thetouringstore.com/

If he doesn't have a quick answer I would be surprised. I repeat that he is one of the good guys when it comes to touring stuff. Chatty bugger though.
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