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Old 03-31-09, 08:02 AM
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front rack recommendation?

Any recommendations for a front rack that will work with the following bike/specs: 08 Novara Safari, 26x1.25(slicks)-1.95(studded) tires, fenders, disc brakes?? It does have a braze-on half way down the fork. There are also mounting holes on each side of the dropout.
Uses will be grocery and full loaded touring. Will probably do some baby camping trips first, not too sure about job security right now to plan a real tour.
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Originally Posted by sumguy
Any recommendations for a front rack that will work with the following bike/specs: 08 Novara Safari, 26x1.25(slicks)-1.95(studded) tires, fenders, disc brakes?? It does have a braze-on half way down the fork. There are also mounting holes on each side of the dropout.
Uses will be grocery and full loaded touring. Will probably do some baby camping trips first, not too sure about job security right now to plan a real tour.
Tubus Tara. But only if you are looking for a lowrider rack. Can't make a recommendation on a rack with a deck because I don't use 'em
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www.OldManMountain.com
awesome racks, and tons of hardware to choose from, fits every bike I've ever tried.

measure the fork, around where a canti boss would typically be, and email/call OMM, use band clamps to fit the fork.

this pic, is using their Sherpa model
mounted to a Cdale Xtracycle/conversion.

the Cdale fork has no braze-ons at all... and disc brakes.

plus you can use their racks on just about any other bike

at the moment, that rack is on the front of my Big Dummy

OMM makes a few racks.

you may be interested in their Ultimate LowRide, which gives you 2 mounting positions.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
Tubus Tara. But only if you are looking for a lowrider rack. Can't make a recommendation on a rack with a deck because I don't use 'em
I had a Tubus Tara. It's a great rack - rock solid. But I wanted to try a deck so I bought a Jandd Extreme. It's another great rack and also rock solid. The Tubus is lighter.
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ditto on the sherpa.
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Think I'm gonna try the deck rack first, probably Jandd. Thanks for the suggestions.
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