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Front rack suggestions for an eyelet-less Bridgestone RB-T

Old 03-24-09, 07:21 AM
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Front rack suggestions for an eyelet-less Bridgestone RB-T

I recently acquired a Bridgestone RB-T, which has no eyelets to mount a front rack. I'm looking for suggestions for a good front rack for this bike.

I looked at Old Man Mountain's site, but I can't tell if any of the racks they sell will work for eyelet-less forks: https://www.oldmanmountain.com/Pages/...rontRacks.html

Thanks for any advice.
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Looking at OMM a little more closely this time, I see that the Ultimate Low Rider might work. Anyone have any experience using this rack?
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Does the fork have any eyelets at all? If it has eyelets on the droputs the you can choose from any front rack you want and use some p-clamps for lowrider mounts, many racks also come with u bolts designed to wrap around the fork leg.

If there are not eyelets on the dropouts then a rack like one from OMM is your only choice.
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3 of OMMs 4 front racks require no eyelets - this is obvious from the product photos.

do you not understand front racks or is this some sort of product shill?

i've heard their ultimate lowrider is an excellent rack, although not well known.
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Thanks. I was looking for mid-fork eyelets (I thought those were necessary for front rack mounts; didn't know dropout eyelets would work). I'll check for dropout eyelets when I get home.
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It's not "obvious" if you've never used a front rack before (like me).
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Don't mind him^, he's often a bell-end. your RBT will have dropout eyelets (at least every one ive ever seen had them) OMM are good racks, and so are Tubus. Tubus also makes a really nice mount to clamp around the fork blade and provide the mid fork attachment point:

https://www.thetouringstore.com/TUBUS...-Adapter-2.jpg

basically a fancier/sturdier pclamp.
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Originally Posted by vena_cava
Thanks. I was looking for mid-fork eyelets (I thought those were necessary for front rack mounts; didn't know dropout eyelets would work). I'll check for dropout eyelets when I get home.
I've got an old Bridgestone RB-T and it has dropout eyelets. I've never used a front rack, however.
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Originally Posted by positron
Don't mind him^, he's often a bell-end. your RBT will have dropout eyelets (at least every one ive ever seen had them) OMM are good racks, and so are Tubus. Tubus also makes a really nice mount to clamp around the fork blade and provide the mid fork attachment point:

https://www.thetouringstore.com/TUBUS...-Adapter-2.jpg

basically a fancier/sturdier pclamp.

Thank you!
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The Nitto Front Rack is beautifully made, strong, and comes with really sturdy hardware so you can mount with or without mid-fork eyelets. My tourer doesn't have mid-fork eyelets either, I don't see it as a problem.
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here is another very elegant solution from nitto:

https://www.benscycle.net/bmz_cache/0...ge.480x722.jpg

The attachments are at the eyelets and via posts that mount to the brake bosses. the lowriders are removable, leaving just the top platform. I have a set of these, but tehy have doubled in price since I bought them years ago. That said, this rack might be worth it, since it provides custom-rack quality and a unique function at a fraction of the price of custom racks...
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Originally Posted by vena_cava
Looking at OMM a little more closely this time, I see that the Ultimate Low Rider might work. Anyone have any experience using this rack?
I don't have that rack, but I do have several OMM racks I've abused for years with no issues. Great products made in the US and the guys at OMM are super helpful....
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If you can find one, the 26 liter Carradice Super C Limpet integrated pannier and front rack system does not require any eyelets or braze-ons to use. It works with front suspension as well.
Supply has been limited in recent years.

https://www.wallbike.com/carradice/limpet.html
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you can make an OMM rack work on almost anything. i have a OMM cold springs rack and recommend it highly.
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Rivendell has some beautiful smaller Nitto racks that would look very nice on that classic touring bike. Rivendell.com.
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