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mellon farmer
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Front rack

Postby mellon farmer » 28 Jul 2019, 9:59am

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3841480400

Does anyone know anything about this rack? I am after one to put a small bag on for long days out to carry a few bits and pieces

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my F3111 using hovercraft full of eels.

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Re: Front rack

Postby Greystoke » 28 Jul 2019, 10:01am

Looks like one that fits onto the brake bosses which are not very strong. Ok if you don't overload it.

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Re: Front rack

Postby Jdsk » 28 Jul 2019, 10:51am

I wouldn't use an unbranded rack.

Jonathan

PS: Why do you prefer a rack and bag to a handlebar bag for "a few bits and pieces"?

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Re: Front rack

Postby mellon farmer » 28 Jul 2019, 4:20pm

Jdsk wrote:I wouldn't use an unbranded rack.

Jonathan

PS: Why do you prefer a rack and bag to a handlebar bag for "a few bits and pieces"?
I have a handlebar bag but the clamp is the wrong diameter for the bars, I am hoping to attach that bag to a rack, also with lights bell etc. there is no room for any kind of clamp on my bar set up

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Re: Front rack

Postby Jdsk » 28 Jul 2019, 6:35pm

I have the same problem on the tourers so I use extension bars for the secondary lights, speedometer, GPS, bell etc.

Then the bag goes on the handlebars. There are extension bars for handlebar bags that will carry lights, but they've always looked too wobbly.

Jonathan