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Offline brad

Front Rack for Novara Safari
« on: April 14, 2010, 04:28:06 pm »
Any other Safari riders out there have their bike fully racked? I have been using a bob and rear rack only but am now looking a front rack. I have tried the blackburn - which I had on two previous touring bikes, but it did not exactly fit very well.

Any other makes models you have found which work?
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Offline Rep

Re: Front Rack for Novara Safari
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2010, 09:36:25 pm »
Any other Safari riders out there have their bike fully racked? I have been using a bob and rear rack only but am now looking a front rack. I have tried the blackburn - which I had on two previous touring bikes, but it did not exactly fit very well.

Any other makes models you have found which work?

I have the Tubus Tara low rider.  It works very well with the BOB I pull.  Call Wayne over at The Touring Store for help.  http://www.thetouringstore.com/
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Re: Front Rack for Novara Safari
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010, 10:26:51 pm »
Hi!
I looked for three years before I found a rack to work: I have an Old Man Mtn. Cold Spring on the front of my '06 Safari. It installs easy, sits solid and looks great. I hope to actually try it out early in May. I tried a Delta Low Rider and a Jandd Expedition front rack, which I really wanted to work, and it might have if I had bought the disc brake adapter posts. I will post back after I have done a trip with the new rack on the Safari.

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Offline miles2go

Re: Front Rack for Novara Safari
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2010, 02:53:57 am »


I second and third the Tubus Tara.  We have an older Safari and the one shown in the photo (as well as many other touring bikes), which my wife toured Alaska with and the Tara worked beautifully.

Offline brad

Re: Front Rack for Novara Safari
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2010, 03:11:19 pm »
Hans, Do you have any pics of your OMM rack on the bike? Just wondering if what if any work-arounds you used for the disc brakes. I had to bend one of the fender arms to get it to fit.
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Offline brad

Re: Front Rack for Novara Safari
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2010, 03:41:38 pm »
Disregard - My Novara Safari was stolen today at Franconia Metro in Alexandria VA near DC. Three years of commuting on that bike and as a 2006 model no hope of replacing it. Ironically last night I just put a "Life is Good" sticker on the downtube.

Anyone out there have a line on another Safari? :)

Brad
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Re: Front Rack for Novara Safari
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2010, 11:00:14 am »
Ouch, Brad! Crummy deal.  >:( I'd post on the classified section and on CraigsList and see what you can find. You might even find a 2006 Safari with a "Life is Good" sticker on the down tube!

I will take a picture later today and post anyhow. Rack and brackets fit great out of the box, and don't interfere with braking or stearing.

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Hans
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