I have ridden road bikes forever, but I purchased my first mountain bike a few months ago. It is a 2003 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo. I want to put a rear rack on it to carry various things on the trail. I saw several holes in the dropouts so I ordered a rack which seems excellent. Here is the problem. On the right dropout there is one hole only, a threaded hole. Clearly a rack would bolt right on there. On the left dropout there are three holes, one threaded and two drilled through the dropout. The threaded hole that apparently "matches" the one on the right side is two inches below the dropout, while the threaded hole on the right is only half an inch below the dropout--not even close to aligning. On the left there is a hole drilled through the dropout that is 5/8" below the dropout, but this does not align correctly with the threaded hole on the right. So, in short, the left dropout has three holes where a rack might attach, but none of these aligns with the single threaded hole on the right. Are these dropouts incorrectly drilled, or is it simply impossible to put a rack on this bike (that will be straight). The frame has not been modified.
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