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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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    World of Bikes - Iowa City - Rim Transplant

    The rack is a handbuilt bc-rack by a-train cycles.
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    Salsa minimalist rack
    Rudy Projects look ridiculous

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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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