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    Pugsley Rack Options With No Need For Modifications

    I am looking for a front and rear rack for my Pugsley that doesn't require any modifications to mount, aside from the Surely Nice Racks? I've tried searching and it appears that most require some kind of modified brackets of some sort. I was hoping for something not so bulky looking as the Surely Nice Rack.

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    I bought a cannondale "touring" rear rack it was cheap and bolted right up. I'm looking for a front now...

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    Planet Bike Eco Rack and Axiom Journey both bolted up using the "inside" of the driveside eyelets. Both of these racks can be found under $30 too!
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    the £15 ones from edinburgh bike shop are great, I think coastkid has them on his pugs, as do I on mine

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    Sunlite, gold model is what I got on the rear of my Pugs. $30 No mods.

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    Thanks for the suggestions, I'll be checking some of these out.

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    Second the Axiom Journey.

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    Your Platform For Adventure



    the same model rack fits front or rear. can be swapped from bike to bike. They can be set up and swapped between a range of decks and pannier or drybag options. Products

    I believe that QBP distribute them in the US of A. (we do them in Australia)

    Elvis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cozz View Post
    the £15 ones from edinburgh bike shop are great, I think coastkid has them on his pugs, as do I on mine
    Cozz do you have a link to these as i've had a look and not sure which ones which

    also will they fit front and back?

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    What racks are you using?

    I used Bontrager Back Rack I's on my Pugs and the front did require a slight modification but nothing too crazy. I just had to cut the vertical loop off of the "back" of the front rack. The mounts worked great and were a breeze to set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis @ Dirt Works View Post
    Your Platform For Adventure



    the same model rack fits front or rear. can be swapped from bike to bike. They can be set up and swapped between a range of decks and pannier or drybag options. Products

    I believe that QBP distribute them in the US of A. (we do them in Australia)

    Elvis.
    Have you tried mounting the rear? Methinks the cable routing may be problematic.

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    Here`s the link to the Edinburgh Bike Co-Op `Revolution Adventure Pannier Rack Mountain` racks, hurry up there`s a sale on and there £8 each!

    Revolution Adventure Pannier Rack Mountain (£8.00)
    plan it...build it....ride it...love it....
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    Cheers for that CK

    All ordered and only £8 each bargain!!

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    Anyone running racks on a small pug? Tried on of mine last night and the angles are pretty severe. Any idea what works best?

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    Gary Fisher rack

    Just mounted up an old GF rack that I had lying around. I used the inside of the drive-side eyelet and the outside of the non-drive-side eyelet. I used a small spacer (an M6 nut on an M5 bolt) on the left side as well. I also needed spacers on the seat stay eyelets because they were much farther apart than the rack braces - however the rack was centered between those eyelets which is a good sign! All of the bolts (except the drive side) are 25mm long, so they go through *all* of the threads in those wide eyelets. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.







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    Quote Originally Posted by FrontRanger View Post
    Anyone running racks on a small pug? Tried on of mine last night and the angles are pretty severe. Any idea what works best?
    The Surly rack works - I get a little hamstring interference at full extension but not enough to be bothersome (doesn't hit when pedaling), let me know and I'll send pics if desired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrontRanger View Post
    Anyone running racks on a small pug? Tried on of mine last night and the angles are pretty severe. Any idea what works best?

    I have an Axiom Pheonix on my small, but don't really like the fit. I'm prolly just going to get a custom frame from A-Train cycles. Obviously more expensive, but I'll waste that amount of money trying to get a perfect fit.

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    Either the Old Man Mountain Cold Springs or Sherpa rear racks will mount front or back on any Pugsley frame (including small) without modification if you get them with Pugsley mounting kit available at no extra charge from OMM or bikebagshop.com. They are light, strong and infinitely adjustable.
    That said, with minimal mount fabrication (front) or modification (back) I think the Cold Springs front rack mounts more cleanly and looks nicer. See OMM FRONT rack on Pugsley fork for a description of a simple front mount I (with 2 left hands) fabricated with a hacksaw, drill, and file. For the rear all you need is a hacksaw to shorten the provided Pugs mount to lower the front Cold Springs rack to a good position.
    If anyone wants dimensions for the front mount I fabricated let me know.

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    Has anyone tried the Tubus LOCC? I have seen them installed on a Pugsley but cannot tell what clearance there is. I also read that an extension part is required to clear the calipers. I am interested in the LOCC for my Fatback so if anyone has any input on them I would be happy to hear it.

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    PUGSLEY RACK OPTIONS (Again)

    I am looking for a cheap option for a front or rear rack $35 and under for my pugsley. I live in the USA so some of the options may not be sensible if I factor in shipping from other countries. Suggestions??

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    I use this one with the xl mounting bracket purchased directly from PB


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    Topeak Supertourist rack worked well for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrontRanger View Post
    I use this one with the xl mounting bracket purchased directly from PB

    That looks like the one that came on my Pugs... It's a Planet Bike Versarack Disc. You have to apply a little force to get the thing to mount up centered on the rack mounts, but no modifications needed.

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    Anyone knows if the Racktime Fold-it rack fits on a Pugs with Larry tires?

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    how big of a rack do you need/want?

    I put a Gamoh on my pugs with room to spare. you need to work with it to fit it right but the supports are super wide and easy to make right.

    it's big and can carry a ton of weight, like if you need to take a case of beer and some other things to a party or whatever. or groceries. or a wheelbarrow.
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    Benswift, thats one nice rack you have up there.

    Anyone thinks that this rack will fit a pugs?





    I've contacted Racktime and they say that it will probably fit, but not 100% sure

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    Ok, since no one seems to have experience with the Racktime, how about the Tubus Logo (or Vega)?
    There was a guy who had one on a Mukluk with Endos on Darryls.

    Mukluk Rear Rack

    If it fits there, would it fit a 2013 Pugs frame with Larrys on 80mm rims?

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    For anyone interested, my Tubus supplier just sent me an email assuring that the Logo fits the Pugs with a Larry

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    Again for the sake of good forum database, the Tubus Logo does not fits the Pugs with a Larry on 80mm rims

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    Hi, I'm after an off the shelf pannier setup for my 2011 pug.
    Preferably steel and durable.
    Also what panniers do you recommend.
    Is there any sites for touring sit-ups for pugs touring.
    Are frame bags robust for long duration touring.

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    Hi. I was wondering whether the Topeak Explorer 29er Tubular Rack w/disc mounts would fit to a Pugsley (without too much modifications). I have also their trunk bag so a quicktrack compatible rack would be nice.



    I have an old Topeak rack that attaches to seat post but its carrying capacity is rather limited.

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    Unless you are carrying heavy items, Wally world has Schwinn rear racks that are seat post mount. I have one on my Pugsley and it works great for about $8. Its heavy, but my Pugsley isnt exactly a lightweight xc bike anyways...
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    ^I have a seat post mount rack too. Unfortunately it sits too high in Pugs (although in my Beargrease it's fine) and its weight carrying capacity could be better. Anyway, I heard from another forum that Topeak Racks should have enough clearance for 4" tyres, but I partially solved my problem; I bought a cheapo rack from Biltema which happens to fit to offset rear just fine. I even can use the Topeak bag with it as its locking mechanism goes around the rack's front loop, although it has to be secured with a bungee cord

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    I used a rack I found at walmart for the rear and a bontrager for the front, i flipped the
    bontrager around, just find a rack that has the adjustable eyelets on the legs or the rack will sit too high, good luck :-)

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    the Topeak Explorer rack fits on my Pugsley Neck Romancer. The disc mounts line up, it just needs the Salsa Rack lock.

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    Well, thanks for all answers

    It seems that my only problem now is that I have very little time for bikepacking/touring

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileydog View Post
    the Topeak Explorer rack fits on my Pugsley Neck Romancer. The disc mounts line up, it just needs the Salsa Rack lock.
    And one more thing, if I may ask: does the rack sit straight as the Pugs has offset rear triangle.

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    It's not centered over the tire. I don't have the rack collar yet, but you might actually be able to bend the rack stays down. The Topeak bag does butt up against the saddle. Depending on how high your saddle is, you might need to move it forward or raise it if you want the rack perfectly level. Mine is ok just a little off.
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    Thanks for the answer w/pic

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    Der---forgot the quote. see below

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyttyra View Post
    Hi. I was wondering whether the Topeak Explorer 29er Tubular Rack w/disc mounts would fit to a Pugsley (without too much modifications). I have also their trunk bag so a quicktrack compatible rack would be nice.





    I have an old Topeak rack that attaches to seat post but its carrying capacity is rather limited.

    I've been running this one on my Pugs for a year now. Works fine. No modifications needed.

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    I used a Bontrager disc rack and cut the extension from the right side to compensate for the offset of the frame. I also mounted it to the lower fender mounts, because it keeps the weight much lower and still has clearance.


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    Thanks for the great pictures!

    what size is the frame and the rack?

    Bontrager has both a large and small version of that rack.
    I plan on pursuing this option for my large pugsley.

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OSRRmtb View Post
    I used a Bontrager disc rack and cut the extension from the right side to compensate for the offset of the frame. I also mounted it to the lower fender mounts, because it keeps the weight much lower and still has clearance.


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    Thanks for the great pictures!

    what size is the frame and the rack?

    Bontrager has both a large and small version of that rack.
    I plan on pursuing this option for my large pugsley.

    Thanks again!

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