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    Show us your fat front rack

    As above, I'm looking for a front rack for my Mukluk.

    Any pictures of them, brand names and web links woud be of help please?

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    See the other rack thread for some ideas:

    Best racks?

    I use a rear OMM Cold Springs on the front of my Pugs.
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    Same here, OMM Cold Springs both front and rear on Pugsley. More info on my site which might be useful. Great platform for a multitude of uses.






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    Hi John,

    I use Madison Ridge racks on both ends of my bike. I got mine from fatbirds for less than £20 each

    M:Part Ridge rear pannier rack - disc silver - www.fatbirds.co.uk



    That is an old pic, I will get a better one of the front later - I only refitted the front rack yesterday

    Off topic for a moment, Gary, what are those rear panniers you use on your bike?
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    Cheers all,

    Motorman, please can they show how it fixes to your fork?

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    here you go....





    Last edited by motorman; 11-05-2011 at 03:50 AM.
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    Dam my fork doesn't have those two bolt holes on the shoulders

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    Salsa minimalist rack
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    Sorry, don't have a front rack yet. But fyi to Mukluk owners, the newest Bontrager BackRack L fits on the rears of our bikes. Just have to bend it a little bit.

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    Motorman,

    How is that Madison Ridge rack attached to the front of your bike?

    That is a Salsa Enabler fork gracing the front of your bike, is it not?

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    No, it a Surly 135mm non offset. It just uses the 4 standard fixing points on the fork.
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    Thanks for the info.

    The search for a front rack continues...

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    OMM Cold Springs FRONT rack rather than the recommended OMM CS rear. It requires a custom lower mounting bracket that anyone with a drill and a hacksaw can make (i'm not handy). I think it's a cleaner look and is slightly more useful (no raised lip on the deck). I just bought another for the rear again because the flat deck is more versatile. I have an OMM Sherpa mounted now but the Cold Springs has more clearance.
    Edit - After looking more closely at the Enabler fork you'd probably be able to either use short OMM brackets for mounting to the eyelets or mount the lower rack struts directly. But you may need to use p clamps for mounting to the fork blade. I'm not sure that running long extender bars to the mid-fork braze-ons would make sense. But after running the Cold Springs rack in nasty mud I think the clearance you get would be worth using p clamps. All that said, if you don't run panniers the Salsa Minimalist rack is probably a cleaner front rack for the Mukluk.
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    I'm holding out for some of these freeload racks. Apparently this is only a prototype, they are in development right now.


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    Here's Dave Byers pic of a rack we did for him awhile back. My personal favorite.
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    Did manage to find these robust things.

    A-train Cycles | Racks

    But STARTING at $180USD + import duty + VAT + delivery time, they remain the nuclear option.

    They are nice though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed View Post


    Salsa minimalist rack
    appleSSeed - What's the Tee shapped bolted fitting you use to fit it to the fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirstywork View Post
    Here's Dave Byers pic of a rack we did for him awhile back. My personal favorite.
    I hope more Fatback owners respond with rack preferences- both front and back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnclimber View Post
    appleSSeed - What's the Tee shapped bolted fitting you use to fit it to the fork?
    Just the supplied hardware that comes with the rack plus some washers to space it out from the fork a bit.

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    if cycling evolves to the next level, these racks will move on. i have searched for racks, baskets, trailers with very little to find. in regards to baskets, no personality. when you want to go out and ride, the lines have to work... i converted my old road bike to a sit up beach cruiser. i'm forced to configure my own design/ size basket. i live near the beach and personally demand this in a design. as a carpenter i WILL come up with something other than a wald design.

    i'm very refreshed seeing these PHAT tire bike racks. cycling in the future needs to be refined to ride, WORK, and perform. bikes have been reinvented to match motor cycles. you can now buy motorcycles for less than a mountain bike. i have towed a trailer for 13 years to include my dog more in my life.bikes that work com] is the only true work trailer that has a future. i modified a burly flatbed for my needs, after retiring an earlier burly. love bikes, they have been a big part of my life since, .....the late 70's. it wasn't till '83 that i spent really a buck tho on a bike.

    i'll post pics of my girls trailer in a day or so. just getting ready to redo the wood decks and sides.

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    Well then.

    After a little too much time spent looking for a front rack, I'm going for the Salsa Minimalist rack.

    I can easily get one within the UK and the others seem a little too heavy duty for my needs.

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    Snap

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    I'm disappointed with this thread and its title
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Could have been worse.
    At least it wasn't "show us your rear end".

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    An alternative budget option here... I use these front and rear. Abaxo on ebay has these for less than $23 shipped:

    BICYCLE REAR RACK FOR BIKE W/ DISC BRAKES,BAGS,PANNIERS | eBay

    They fit a Pug like a glove, using a spacer on just one side. I did make an optional slight mod to mine to make the center of gravity as low as possible - I drilled/tapped a hole on the uprights so I could slide them closer to the tire. I wanted to have the bags riding as low on the bike as possible. These aren't real heavy-duty, but they work well for me with a change of clothes, my lunch, and my laptop en route to work. All on the rear rack. The front rack is mostly not used, but both racks are used as supports for my DIY fenders:


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    Well that's the Minimalist rack sorted...

    Now I'm looking for a bag to fit this. What kind of bags are you guys using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorman View Post
    Hi John,

    I use Madison Ridge racks on both ends of my bike. I got mine from fatbirds for less than £20 each

    M:Part Ridge rear pannier rack - disc silver - www.fatbirds.co.uk



    That is an old pic, I will get a better one of the front later - I only refitted the front rack yesterday

    Off topic for a moment, Gary, what are those rear panniers you use on your bike?
    nice, will these go straight onto a 2011 pug anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slackadaisical View Post
    Well that's the Minimalist rack sorted...

    Now I'm looking for a bag to fit this. What kind of bags are you guys using?
    at £65 I'm thinking again about my "snap" decision.

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    johnclimber

    Er...sorry mate, ya lost me!

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    I said snap (as you do in the kids game of cards when you get the same thing) straight after your post when you said "I'm going for the Salsa Minimalist rack.".

    But I've changed my mind because I've reaised that the Salsa Minimalist rack a lot of money for 4 or 5 bits of wire.

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    Right. With you now.

    Definitely slow on the uptake this evening.

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    Salsa Minimalist, works awesome for stuff.

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    John, can you not make a home made bracket from the hole at the bottom of the headset to the Madison rack? Some Alu flat bar from B&Q..
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    Quote Originally Posted by motorman View Post
    here you go....





    i really like these, and want them for my pugsley, i take it theyd be fine, just maybe adjust the aluminium bars at the top?
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    Aye, I'm sure they would fit fine, just need a squeeze here n' there to get them to fit nice.

    I'm really happy with mine for the money
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    Anybody tried the Salsa Minimalist racks on a Fatback?

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    Urbana Racks

    Supposedly this rack holds 150lbs and mounts to standard rack points.

    Looks like a good candidate for mounting home brewed fender ideas as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    Supposedly this rack holds 150lbs and mounts to standard rack points.

    Looks like a good candidate for mounting home brewed fender ideas as well.
    Is it wide enough for fatties?

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    Quote Originally Posted by apbtlvr View Post
    Is it wide enough for fatties?

    Don't know, but many "off the peg" racks are, so I wouldn't be surprised to find out it works. Just throwing that info out there as something that looks interesting from a "heavy duty" viewpoint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    Don't know, but many "off the peg" racks are, so I wouldn't be surprised to find out it works. Just throwing that info out there as something that looks interesting from a "heavy duty" viewpoint.
    I totally agree and thanks for spotlighting this rack. It does look interesting for the very points you mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    Supposedly this rack holds 150lbs and mounts to standard rack points.

    Looks like a good candidate for mounting home brewed fender ideas as well.
    Checked into the URBANA RNR racks through the US Distributor, Working Dog Bicycles. Cost of the rack is $120. I did ask about compatibility with various named brands of fat bikes and tire widths of 3.8 to 4.5". They could not say, citing lack product familiarity and recommended I check with URBANA directly. They added "that the spacing between eyelets on the Urbana frame is 148mm, while the rack’s arms are spaced about 188mm before being bolted down. One possible problem is that the forward arm of the rack is designed specifically around the Urbana frame. It may not work with other frames."

    Based on the original photo, the forward arm might be removable via two screws on top. Based on this other photo, I'm not so sure. But if that's possible, it should be possible to jury rig a different clamp option compatible to one's bike. Any forum members living in Seattle could check it out first hand, if so inclined as this shop is located there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthony.delorenzo View Post
    I'm holding out for some of these freeload racks. Apparently this is only a prototype, they are in development right now.

    These caught my eye as well....
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    I got mine from a member here on MTBR, can't remember his screen name. Very clever design, he hacked & modded a Civia Market rack by removing the lower legs, top bow, and most of the adjustment rods. New holes were drilled in the tubing, and the legs fit inside the eyelets on the offset side.

    His photo, showing the inside-out attachment point:


    On the front of my 907 in Brooklyn during the 5-Boro Bicycle Tour:

    Didn't have a rack-specific bag, so I lashed down a small backpack with the orange bungee cord.

    Stayed put for 50 miles of bike paths, cobblestones, potholes & highways in NYC.

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    Nice looking FatBike in Iowa City!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    Supposedly this rack holds 150lbs
    Kind of not enough imho.

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    Anyone have a recommendation for a front rack for an Enabler fork that won't break the bank? I like the look of the A-train but at $180, its a bit out of my price range! Anything similar that is readily available and less than $75?

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    Man, was thinking the same thing as Highdell, this could get real dirty and we'd get shut down by the mod. One can only Hope.
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