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Old 04-01-09, 06:12 PM
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Help with a front rack...

Help!! I need a front rack for my Trek 7.3 that will hold an Acorn rando bag. Having lots of trouble finding that rack that doesn't require a drilled fork crown, which the 7.3 does not have. Anyone??
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Old 04-01-09, 06:49 PM
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I like the Surley nice rack if you can fork mount it and need a strong platform to work from. This is mine on the way home today. It has a cargo net over it.
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EDIT: I missed drilled fork crown! Well, my post isn't very helpful then, sorry. I'm curious at how you mount a fender without a fork crown hole?

Some of these might work: https://www.rivbike.com/products/list...l#product=none

See "Mark's rack" and "Mini". They can be attached with clamps.

The Surly can be mounted without eyelets but it's a bit of a pain to adjust the first time.

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Originally Posted by Erick L
EDIT: I missed drilled fork crown! Well, my post isn't very helpful then, sorry. I'm curious at how you mount a fender without a fork crown hole?

Some of these might work: https://www.rivbike.com/products/list...l#product=none

See "Mark's rack" and "Mini". They can be attached with clamps.

The Surly can be mounted without eyelets but it's a bit of a pain to adjust the first time.
Both Mark's rack and the mini require a drilled fork crown. But isn't your fork aluminum? If so...can't you drill it?
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My wife used an Old Man Mountain rack, Sherpa on her Trek 7.5

https://www.oldmanmountain.com/Pages/...rontRacks.html
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Thank you!!
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Originally Posted by mechanicalron
I like the Surley nice rack if you can fork mount it and need a strong platform to work from. This is mine on the way home today. It has a cargo net over it.
Not to hijack the thread (although there have been plenty of good answers already) but what are those things at the bottom of your front rack?
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OK exactly what is a "drilled fork crown" and how do I know if I have one or not?
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Originally Posted by spinnaker
OK exactly what is a "drilled fork crown" and how do I know if I have one or not?
It is the hole drilled through the fork crown (top of fork, center) where you would mount a typical caliper brake on a standard road bike.
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Why not just drill a hole in the fork? Is your frame a fixed track frame? Unless it's a track bike, I can't understand why the fork wouldn't be drilled already.
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Originally Posted by fuzz2050
Not to hijack the thread (although there have been plenty of good answers already) but what are those things at the bottom of your front rack?
I go camping in cold weather and my front panniers are huge. They mount to the bars at the bottom of the rack and keep my bags out of the spokes esp on trails.
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