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Bicycle Travel => Gear Talk => Topic started by: ride1948 on July 17, 2011, 11:45:14 am

 
Title: Front rack
Post by: ride1948 on July 17, 2011, 11:45:14 am
I own a Cannondale T800 and have been using it with just the rear racks for short weekend tours.
Now planning to start extended tours and plan to use Ortlieb front panniers to match my rear ones.
Can anyone recommend or has experience with matching/fitting a front rack for my T800?       
Title: Re: Front rack
Post by: erniegrillo on August 03, 2011, 04:11:55 pm
i have a cdale T800 and went with the Tubus front rack.  Did a fully loaded tour down the pacific coast and was very happy with it.  I used Ortlieb bags but the tubus would probably work well with any bag.
Title: Re: Front rack
Post by: RussSeaton on August 03, 2011, 10:41:57 pm
Based on pictures I found online, it looks like the T800 has a regular steel touring fork.  Braze ons in the middle of the fork for the racks.  Eyelet down at the dropout for the racks.  So it will take any and all low rider racks.  I use an aluminum Nashbar low rider.  Works fine.  No longer offered.  Its similar to the Blackburn.

http://www.blackburndesign.com/rack_fl1_standar_new.html
Title: Re: Front rack
Post by: gpshay on August 05, 2011, 01:55:29 am
her is a pic of my T-1000 with a Nitto large front rack that i am very happy with
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=1r4vFZo&page_id=99850&v=4a
Title: Re: Front rack
Post by: indyfabz on August 05, 2011, 01:41:33 pm
her is a pic of my T-1000 with a Nitto large front rack that i am very happy with
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=1r4vFZo&page_id=99850&v=4a

I love my Nitto Big front rack. I put my sleeping bag on the front platform.
Title: Re: Front rack
Post by: HONDO on August 05, 2011, 05:11:26 pm
Can I add a rack question? my old cannondale mt. bike only has the eyelets at the dropout in front with no braze ons up the fork for securing the rack. I know it had a front rack back in 86 but cannot remember how it was set up. Anyone know of a rack for this type of front fork? thanks.
Title: Re: Front rack
Post by: Pat Lamb on August 05, 2011, 05:29:09 pm
Assuming your mountain bike is old enough not to have suspension, you probably used P-clamps to brace the rack up high on the fork.  $1.79 a pair at Home Depot.
Title: Re: Front rack
Post by: HONDO on August 10, 2011, 01:16:56 pm
Then P-clamps it is. Thanks
Title: Re: Front rack
Post by: RussSeaton on August 10, 2011, 04:24:14 pm
Can I add a rack question? my old cannondale mt. bike only has the eyelets at the dropout in front with no braze ons up the fork for securing the rack. I know it had a front rack back in 86 but cannot remember how it was set up. Anyone know of a rack for this type of front fork? thanks.

http://www.blackburndesign.com/rack_fl1_standar_new.html
As you can see from this picture, the Blackburn lowrider rack comes with the hardware for clamping the rack to a fork without the braze on in the middle of the fork leg.  U clamp would be a better description of what is needed.

This one is a bit big, but its the style you want.
http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardware-Hardware-Fasteners-Hooks-Racks/h_d1/N-5yc1vZaq9j/R-202183426/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053