Nice Rack? But how do I get it on my bike?
June 3, 2010 11:19 AM Subscribe
Bike/Cycling: Modern features + classic styling = fit problems. I want this
rack to fit on this
bike. Help me ponder modifications necessary to make it fit - or sadden me greatly and tell me I'm going to have to settle for something uglier.
posted by brandoniain to Travel & Transportation (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I bought a steel framed bike with disc brakes and I love it. Wouldn't trade it for the world. It's somewhat classically styled with an unpainted / gloss coating, a goodly (but not overwhelming) amount of chrome, and brown drop wraps and saddle. It fits me better than anything I've ever ridden before and I love it.
Ideally, I want a constructeur rack like this
one from Velo Orange on the back.
I know it's going to need modifications if I want it to fit. My first thought was just spreading the support legs wider and then spacing out the tang to mounting spot with a piece of metal and a longer screw. Would the weight transfer along that extra difference be a problem, though? Is there any other way to make it fit around the disc caliper?
Uses for rack: Putting a small, handbuilt wooden crate on it. It's 14x21 and weighs only a couple pounds. Not planning on carrying anything heavier than a bag full of groceries.