I recently bought a Forge Sawback 5xx with Tektro discs. Problem is, the rear caliper prevents me from attaching a rack which forms the base of my child carrier (Topeak "Baby Sitter" model). I tried just taking off the rear caliper but the problem with that, of course, is that it's not very safe to ride with just a front brake, especially with a 30# kid on the back of the bike.
Here's a photo of the top of the seat stays. There is a hole drilled in the aluminum there, maybe that could be used to mount a brake caliper?
I asked the mechanic at the LBS if it would be possible to retrofit cantilever brakes but he called my frame "disc-specific" and said it was impossible. So basically I'm looking for a second opinion. Is there any hope for me being able to use my child carrier and have rear brakes on this bike? Any ideas would be appreciated.
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