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low rider rack- some questions
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Apie (10.6) Jun 18, 2013.

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Andrew Bedno and rb are now friends
Oct 1, 2013
rb replied to Gecko's discussion Best waterproof panniers for the money?
"i have had my classics for a few weeks now- the shiny surface is really easy to keep clean- oil, gunk, and muck, just wipe or fall off the bag. I'll hazard a guess that is what David is referring to."
Jul 10, 2013
rb replied to Gecko's discussion Best waterproof panniers for the money?
"+1 on Ortlieb. I broke down and spent the coin for some front roller classics. I use them on my rear rack and have totally kept my stuff dry. They don't look all that cool, but they are built with they best attaching system, have been using…"
Jul 9, 2013
rb left a comment for David of the North (David606xx)
"thanks for the friend add- I think that we have met on rides- one time I think we were zooming down Wells to go to MAss w bk... are you the guy that has tyres made into fenders?"
Jun 20, 2013
rb and David of the North (David606xx) are now friends
Jun 20, 2013
rb might attend David of the North (David606xx)'s event
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Between the Glaciers Ride--to Madison and back again at Madison WI and then back again!

June 22, 2013 at 6am to June 23, 2013 at 11pm
We'll get up early, jump on the Metra to Harvard, ride 75 miles of gorgeous hills on Wisconsin's smooth two-lane blacktop to Madison where Becky Jollay will host us at her big house by the lake. Home cooking, local beer, mattresses on the floor.  In the morning, we wake up and ride back to Harvard unless we get waylaid at New Glarus or something.  Who's in? See More
Jun 20, 2013
Apie (10.6) replied to rb's discussion low rider rack- some questions
"On my long list of wants: http://www.passstow.com/psgallery0.html Nice porteur rack with low riding front panniers (not my bike)"
Jun 18, 2013
Sue Clark replied to rb's discussion low rider rack- some questions
"I've got these: http://salsacycles.com/components/down_under_rack They don't have the over-the-top bit for rigidity. I do have a touring bike, so I'm not sure how they'd work on a fork that's not drilled for front racks.…"
Jun 18, 2013
rb replied to rb's discussion low rider rack- some questions
"thanks Kelvin, The bikes that I'm using are mid 80s rigid mtn bikes. My miyata in particular is pretty much a touring machine from the factory, albeit with 26" wheels. Thanks for the Bruce Gordon link. He looks to build some excellent…"
Jun 18, 2013
Kevin Mulcky replied to rb's discussion low rider rack- some questions
"Look for racks that connect above the front wheel; either with a hoop or a flat top. These racks will be more rigid by design, which is especially important if you're using p-clamps. If your mountain bike has front suspension, or if you plan on…"
Jun 18, 2013
Tricolor replied to rb's discussion low rider rack- some questions
"I bought a Tubus for around $110 from Amazon earlier this year.  It worked well, and when the front fork, frame, and wheel were destroyed the rack only had a tab bent.  I'd worry more about the bags you plan to use if you're…"
Jun 18, 2013
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to rb's discussion low rider rack- some questions
"I've found that my touring bike rides best with about a 30/70 front/rear weight distribution. If you're not going offroad a low rider will be fine. If you're going to be someplace where catch stuff might be a problem you should look…"
Jun 18, 2013
rb replied to rb's discussion low rider rack- some questions
"thanks for the feedback. Cameron- great point about the ride height of a low rider rack. I am not a small person, and I feel that I already have enough mass over the rear wheel, so that is the main interest in moving some cargo up front."
Jun 18, 2013
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to rb's discussion low rider rack- some questions
"Bags have a fair amount of adjustment to work with a variety of racks, and most racks are typically pretty similar to work with most bags. Anything marketed as a front pannier, as well as most smaller rear panniers, should work with any low rider…"
Jun 18, 2013
Casey Carnes replied to rb's discussion low rider rack- some questions
"The Nitto Campee Rack is pricey, but comes with many different mounting parts for different bikes.  If you are running v-brakes or cantilevers on both bikes, it would be a good solution, but not easy to move between bikes.   This axiom…"
Jun 18, 2013
rb posted a discussion

low rider rack- some questions

I was trying to do a search, because I recall a discussion from a while back, but couldn't find it.I am looking to get a front rack. This will go on a mtn touring rig that I have now, and a 700c touring bike, when I am able to get one.I don't have lowrider mounts on my forks. So while not optimal (in my opinion) I will probably be using p clamps.I was looking at the Axiom front low rider racks, and they seem decent.With those racks, do you have to use the Axiom front panniers, or are there…See More
Jun 18, 2013

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Cruiser, Folding Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
I am really into biking of all types. I find myself spending more time on old Raleighs for commuting, fun and distance.
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At 12:13pm on June 26, 2012, Joe J said…

I thought the Raveonettes at Green Fest Sunday was as good or better than Dino Jr., and that is saying something.  Very impressed with both shows

At 12:36pm on June 2, 2012, Joe J said…

was interesting trying to get some people home last nite. we went to exit as well for some punk raaawk

 
 
 

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