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Offline fjord

Tubus Rack Mount - Advice Please
« on: August 08, 2012, 09:46:32 am »
Hi,

I'm looking at getting Tobus rear rack, and maybe a front rack.  Can anyone please advise as to what mounting hardware I might need?
« Last Edit: August 09, 2012, 10:46:52 pm by fjord »

Offline Doug64

Re: Tobus Rack Mount - Advice Please
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 08:17:46 pm »
It depends on what kind of bike you have-- eyelets on the dropouts, fork and seat stay brazeons.  You might not anything to a lot.

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Tobus Rack Mount - Advice Please
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2012, 09:24:44 am »
I'm guessing this is a typo, and you're looking at a Tubus rack.

Tubus ships their racks with the bolts, nuts, and spacers you'll need if your bike has appropriate eyelets.  If you buy from a reputable dealer, and have the right mounts, you're all set.  (I've never heard of dealers stripping hardware off a rack, but I know some "people" strip derailer cables and sell them separately from the shifters they came with, so you never know.)

If you don't have the eyelets, you can probably make the rack work using P-clamps.  Look in the plumbing or electrical section of your local hardware store.

Offline indyfabz

Re: Tobus Rack Mount - Advice Please
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2012, 11:05:45 am »
Get in touch with Wayne at the Touring Store:

http://thetouringstore.com/

A real person who will answer any questions regarding Tubus racks, including mounting options. He will sell you one at a good price. And he will provide service after the sale in the event there are any problems.

Offline fjord

Re: Tubus Rack Mount - Advice Please
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2012, 10:46:23 pm »
Yes, I meant Tubus.  Thanks for all the info and for the referral.

Offline Huli

Re: Tubus Rack Mount - Advice Please
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2012, 11:26:00 pm »
I just ordered the Tubus rack for my bike.  Wayne was on vacation so I talked to Cormac.  After talking on the phone twice and 10 emails with pictures I was a believer! Thse guys know their stuff.

Offline Huli

Re: Tubus Rack Mount - Advice Please
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2012, 06:41:23 pm »
the tubus Longo EX racks fit perfectly on a Cannondale SL2.  with the ortlieb bikepacker bags i cant imagine needing much more than a water bag.