Author Topic: front racks  (Read 4574 times)

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Offline bigringer

front racks
« on: April 27, 2007, 03:45:40 pm »
I am looking for a good front rack.  I have a rigid fork with no mounts or hole in the top of the crown.  I have seen racks that use the brake bosses for support and they sound like a good idea.


Offline ride29

front racks
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2007, 07:23:15 pm »
If you don't mind spending for quality, I recommend Old Man Mountain. If you go to their web site (www.oldmanmountain.com) and e-mail them, John will set you up with a rack that will fit your bike and meet your needs.

I needed a rack that would fit:
1) my mountain bike
2) with no rack mounts
3) no brake bosses
4) with 29er tires
5) and beefy front shocks
6) and disc brakes

...and John got it right on the first attempt. Very helpful.

Daryl Bernard
Daryl Bernard

Offline Wuz

front racks
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2007, 06:54:42 pm »
On a similar note, I just don't have a mid-fork mount.
I want to avoid paying for a custom rig, is there a simple compression type mount out there to make that attachment point?

Offline JayH

front racks
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2007, 08:45:00 am »
Wuz, you can try to see if you can find a P-clamp which is probably found in piping sections of hardware stores, something that will fit around the fork leg and has a female screw tap that you may be able to use, in place of eyelets.  Of course, if it's a steel fork, you can also get some welder to weld eyelets on it if you trust the skill. But a P-clamp (which is called a P-clamp cause it looks like a 'P') may be used.  

I have an Old Man Mountain Cold Spring front fork used on a hard tail MTB with a Marzocchi Bomber Z2 fork on it. I have a QR skewer customized for it and the top mounts are the brake bosses. (I have v-brakes, not discs).

Jay