HPV Gekko

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climo
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HPV Gekko

Postby climo » 8 Jun 2020, 6:31pm

Just bought one and now looking for a rear rack for it. Has anyone got one for sale?

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Cunobelin
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Re: HPV Gekko

Postby Cunobelin » 8 Jun 2020, 7:51pm

They are unique, and in two forms. My Gekko has an early one, and my wife's later one is far better

The early one has the weld at the base of the upright:

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The later one has the weld half way up making the rack easier to use:

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Re: HPV Gekko

Postby climo » 9 Jun 2020, 8:15am

Thanks. Looks like I'll have to buy new. Is the rack high enough to carry full sized 40l panniers? Do you know the max width of tyres as I'm thinking of putting balloon ones on for comfort?

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Re: HPV Gekko

Postby Cunobelin » 9 Jun 2020, 9:07am

climo wrote:Thanks. Looks like I'll have to buy new. Is the rack high enough to carry full sized 40l panniers? Do you know the max width of tyres as I'm thinking of putting balloon ones on for comfort?


I toured with two full-size Ortlieb panniers and a medium "Dry Bag" no problems. They were difficult to fit the original rack unless you used QL2

The newer track is more forgiving

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Re: HPV Gekko

Postby climo » 9 Jun 2020, 11:01am

Cunobelin wrote:
climo wrote:Thanks. Looks like I'll have to buy new. Is the rack high enough to carry full sized 40l panniers? Do you know the max width of tyres as I'm thinking of putting balloon ones on for comfort?


I toured with two full-size Ortlieb panniers and a medium "Dry Bag" no problems. They were difficult to fit the original rack unless you used QL2

The newer track is more forgiving

Any idea of the tyre max width?

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Re: HPV Gekko

Postby nigelnightmare » 9 Jun 2020, 11:30am

You can fit Schwalbe Big Apple's which are 50-406 or 2".
I believe you can go bigger if you remove the mudguards.
HTH

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Re: HPV Gekko

Postby Cunobelin » 9 Jun 2020, 11:50am

nigelnightmare wrote:You can fit Schwalbe Big Apple's which are 50-406 or 2".
I believe you can go bigger if you remove the mudguards.
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YEp...

If you remove. the front mudguards, the sky is the limit!

Back, I have gone to 1.75

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Re: HPV Gekko

Postby OldBloke » 9 Jun 2020, 11:54am

The limitation on the Gekko is the back wheel. HPV handbook say max of 2.0". My eyeball assessment on my Gekko is that I wouldn't be able to fit anything bigger than 2.0" on the back, even with the rear mudguard removed.

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Re: HPV Gekko

Postby climo » 9 Jun 2020, 1:29pm

Thanks guys. I think what I'll do is to fit 2" BA's on the front and an M+ at the rear as it's thorn & flint city round here. I'll use the mudguards.