Author Topic: Front Rack  (Read 2712 times)

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Offline ColoradoKid

Front Rack
« on: November 06, 2010, 06:14:30 pm »
I'm looking for a front rack for my commuter bike. (It's what I ride when I'm not touring) Becase it's a commuter bike, I don't want to spend a lot of money on it. (It has a side pull type of brake)  Does anyone have any ideas?

FredHiltz

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Re: Front Rack
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010, 10:04:58 pm »
What sort of loads will you carry on it?

Fred

Offline pptouring

Re: Front Rack
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2010, 11:48:59 pm »
and you may want to clarify, "I don't want to spend a lot of money..."




Offline ColoradoKid

Re: Front Rack
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2010, 01:35:27 pm »
Well, I bought cheap bags before only to find out they don't hold up very well. I would love to find a good plan for a DIY with Corrplast but as of yet, I haven't found one I like.

FredHiltz

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Re: Front Rack
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2010, 02:03:40 pm »
We cannot read your mind, only your words. If you care to answer the questions, you might get some relevant ideas.

Fred

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Front Rack
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2010, 07:38:18 pm »
One of the country-type stores (now mail order IIRC) had a sign that was something like, "The experience of quality lingers long after the memory of the price."

That said, I've got a Tubus Tara front rack and it's great.  Grab some Ortlieb Sportspacker (plus) panniers to go on them, and you'll not regret the purchases.  Or find a $30 rack with $50 bags every 1-2 years.

Offline pptouring

Re: Front Rack
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2010, 06:19:16 am »
Double Ditto what pblamb wrote!

Offline gpshay

Re: Front Rack
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2010, 02:08:31 pm »
these folks have a large selection

http://www.bikemania.biz/Bike_Racks_s/92.htm