Author Topic: Front Rack for Trek 520  (Read 6336 times)

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Offline RidersToTheSea

Front Rack for Trek 520
« on: April 19, 2007, 10:33:21 am »
I recently bought a Blackburn Custom Low Rider front rack for my Trek 520.

Unless I'm mistaken it doesnt seem compatible. It requires a CL1 upper eyelet (at the higher fixing). The fixing bolt appears to be designed to go right through the fork.

However my Trek has an eyelet only on one side of each front fork - outside.

Any advice would be appreciated. Is there a more suitable rack I should get?


Offline RussellSeaton

Front Rack for Trek 520
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2007, 12:08:17 pm »
I had a 1991 Trek 520.  Still have the frame and fork so I guess I still have a 1991 Trek 520.  But no parts on it and likely won't be unless I give it to someone to use since its too small for me.  But...  The 1991 Trek 520 fork had a hole all the way through the fork so the Blackburn Custom Lowrider fit just fine with the included hardware.  If the newer Trek 520 forks only have a hole on the outside of the fork blades, then the inside will be threaded.  This is how my Redline Conquest Tour fork is made.  Go to the hardware store, or bike shop, and get various lengths of 4mm or 5mm or 6mm Allen head cap screws and figure out which size is correct for the internal threading in your fork.  Don't strip the threads inside the fork when figuring out the size.  If it does not thread in easily, stop.  I'm fairly sure the thread size would be metric.  And figure out the right length to use.  Use blue Loctite on the screws when assembling.  Regular hardware stores would have hex head bolts if you cannot find Allen head cap screws.  You would have to use a 8 or 10mm wrench to tighten them instead of an Allen wrench.