Author Topic: Trouble mounting rear rack on my road bike  (Read 4351 times)

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Offline gavin_japan

Trouble mounting rear rack on my road bike
« on: June 07, 2006, 11:10:53 pm »
I am planning on using a 2005 Jamis Quest for a credit card tour this summer.  I naively thought that because a bicycle had mounting bolts for a rack that one would fit.  The rear caliper brake is getting in the way of the left sided strut from the rack.

Any Suggestions on a safe and sturdy way to jury-rig something?

Offline RussellSeaton

Trouble mounting rear rack on my road bike
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2006, 12:28:11 pm »
Get a rack with a center mounting slot and the appropriate part that goes over and behind the caliper brake to attach to the brake mounting bolt of the caliper itself.

Go here and find the Carriers and Racks section.  Under Rear Racks you will see the Blackburn MTN1 rack.  If you look at the picture closely you will see it has two bolts in the center of the rack.  As well as the ones on the side of the top for the two included mounting things.  You can either bend one of the included mounting things so it goes in the center track and goes behind the caliper brake.  Or go the Rack Accessories section at SJS Cycles and find a piece that says 90 degrees or S bend on it.  That piece goes in the center track of the rack and bends over the back of the caliper and attaches via the brake bolt.