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    front Rack photos please.

    Looking for front rack photos please, excuse me, Bicycle front rack photos and baskets.

    Specifically hoping to see topit, frontit, and blackburn mtf mounted on a Cross Check. And/or baskets on cross checks.

    I'm also curious to know what is hauled, what it cost and the brand/model of rack/baskets.

    What I am trying to accomplish is find a reasonably priced rack that will mount level, (bugs me if the racks are not level...) plus see some cool Surly photos.

    thanks!
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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    Here are some pictures from my Pugs
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    It's a modified Hebie 135 with Tubus roundstays
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    nice modification

    the small bracket/strap connected to the brake boss, (and elsewhere); did you make those? That is a nice tidy look.

    How did you get such a nice bend in the support brace?
    looks great!

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    The brackets come stock with the Hebie rack
    front Rack photos please.-img_0448%5B1%5D.jpg

    I removed the original roundstays that's riveted to the top and
    replaced the stays with Tubus roundstays, I atached the stays with SS
    nuts, bolt and alu spacers.

    The brakeboss mount is no longer realy a brakeboss, I cut the studs and drilled
    some 6mm threads in the remains and atached the brackets with 6mm
    bolts on the frame.

    The bend? There's no magic behind that, I wasted some stays for testing,
    but the final result is worth it
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    I have the Nashbar front rack on my CC:





    That's a Carradice saddle bag on the front. It works OK, but I'd like to get a more front specific bag someday (especially with a map case)

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    I can't put a photo up, but I use a Racktime Topit on the front of my Salsa Vaya. I zip-tied a wire basket to it and LOVE IT!

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    I would like to see a rack basket combo for the front if a 2012 Karate Monkey.

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    Here's a Sunlite GoldTec front rack on my Troll. Such a bargain, and easy to install. These things are less than $20, and perfect for anything under 40 lbs. Now, if I wanted to run panniers, or if I had a suspension fork, I'd opt for an OMM, but this is fine for now.
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    Modified Bontrager Deluxe rear rack on the front. The same rack is on the rear. For the front I cut off the curved lip section by the head tube. The secondary attachment is on the brake posts with some older Bontrager 90 deg legs. Newer style straight legs can be attached with a simple L bracket to the brake posts.

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    I ended up with a Jandd extreme front rack....with modifications to fit my Disc Trucker fork(not sure if it's the same as a Cross Check fork)
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    I had originally had purchased a Blackburn Mtb Front rack but it would not clear my 700 x 35c tires, I guess the LHT I saw it mounted to had 26" rims. So I found the Jandd extreme rack that fits 26" and 700c...or so I thought. When I tried to mount the rack I had the same problem...the rack hit the fender and tire. So I bobbed the fender hoping this would give enough room but....it didn't. I ended up re-drilling the bottom mounts 1/2" lower on the arm and trimming the end:
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    This allowed me to mount the rack high enough to clear the tire.
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    I'm now hoping I'll have enough room to fit 40c cross tires I planned to run. It looks like there is enough room and the rack is almost perfectly level with a ever so slight reward angle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brokebike View Post
    Here's a Sunlite GoldTec front rack on my Troll. Such a bargain, and easy to install. These things are less than $20, and perfect for anything under 40 lbs. Now, if I wanted to run panniers, or if I had a suspension fork, I'd opt for an OMM, but this is fine for now.
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    Think this would work on the Ogre fork?

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    I ran one of those on a karate monkey fork (the older style, with v-brake mounts), so probably! Had to bend the "diving board" a bit, but it mounted fine.

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    a surly nice rack rear on the front of my ogre..

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokebike View Post
    Here's a Sunlite GoldTec front rack on my Troll. Such a bargain, and easy to install. These things are less than $20, and perfect for anything under 40 lbs. Now, if I wanted to run panniers, or if I had a suspension fork, I'd opt for an OMM, but this is fine for now.
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    I love this setup! Thanks for the tip on the Suntec, might grab one instead of the Surly 8-pack I was eyeing. How has it held up? Can you strap a basket to it?

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    got my Sunlite Gold Tec for $13.....took a little persuasion and a couple of extra parts but Im pretty happy with it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by manida View Post
    got my Sunlite Gold Tec for $13.....took a little persuasion and a couple of extra parts but Im pretty happy with it.

    What extra parts? Is that a troll or an ogre? What do you carry on it? Thanks!

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    My LBS provided an extra nut and bolt for the hole on the fork...and the included brace had to be bent slightly (they did the work and I watched, lol)

    So far Ive just used ball bungees (very handy!) to strap leftovers to it!

    That's an Ogre XL.

    (Surly Nice Rack on the back with Arkel Trunk Bag)

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    Cool! And what are your experiences with the Arkel back trunk? Can you mount that on the front in a pinch?

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    If I wanted to fit a front rack and a fork-mounted front light from B&M, what rack/parts should I get?

    Assume absolutely zero ability to modify anything. Tightening a screw is about the most technical thing in my powers. But I like front racks.

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    re: the Arkel Trunk Bag, I love it. I'd imagine that the goldtec front rack is too small for it, though.
    It attaches to most racks pretty easily though, Velcro straps. Takes about 4 seconds to put on/take off.

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    Racktime Topit Rack. Trying to save money for the Surly 24 pack rack and the Porteur House handlebar bag.
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    So far, I am diggin' the 24-Pack Rack.

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