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    need rack ideas for Karate Monkey w/ discs

    I know it not supposed to be done, but I'm here in Bagram, Afghanistan w/ my 29" Karate Monkey running disc brakes and I seriously need some way to safely transport my crap to and from the PX, etc.

    any ideas or suggestions are most welcome.... I'd even even hand a pink wicker basket on my handlebars, I'm that desperate!

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    There are seatpost-clamp racks available, like this Topeak model.

    I've always wondered about the racks designed for disk brakes... I've seen ones like this that are designed to work with disc brakes... I'd imagine they'd be Karate Monkey friendly.

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    Old Man Mountain, http://www.oldmanmountain.com/. Here is a photo of them installed on my Troll. They mount at the axle and brake bosses..


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    does that rack _require_ QR levers?

    I am running Surly New Disc hubs w/ 15mm nutted solid axles


    For now, I zip-tied an discarded Easter Basket I found in the trash to my handlebars, all the buddies in my unit said it looked "gay as h&ll" but BFD, I can carry _some_ stuff now. At least it is blue and not pink, and I did take the fake grass out of it!

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    Yes, QR levers needed.

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    If you're not carrying a lot of heavy stuff, and you're not trying to ride single track with the rack on, look at one of the Topeak Beam racks with their pannier supports. They are nice if you need a rack some of the time as it's quick to remove and stow.

    http://www.topeak.com/products/Racks/MTXBeamRackV-Type
    http://www.topeak.com/products/Racks/MTXDualSideFrame

    They also have some racks designed for bikes w discs. Doesn't appear that they require the use of QRs.

    http://www.topeak.com/products/Tubul...evgljcogcbhak5

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    I would suggest this.

    http://waldsports.qbsoft.com/index.c...157basket.html

    If you are mostly just riding around and not on trails so much a basket is pretty convenient. I have one on an old beater, and it makes shopping and stuff easy. This big one is a little heavy, and they take a few minutes to put on and take off, so there is that.

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    Got lucky, My new KM has rack mounts on the seat stays.
    Keep the Rubber Side Down

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    Got a Sunlite gold rack on the back of my Pugsley, works with discs no problem rated at 50lbs. For smaller items you could get one of those bike messenger bags. You would be surprized how much beer you can get into one.


    Post up pictures of your easter basket rig, be sure to put the fake grass back in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErvSpanks
    Got lucky, My new KM has rack mounts on the seat stays.
    Hine HAS rack mounts, they are just blocked my my disc brake caliper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottybinwv
    Post up pictures of your easter basket rig, be sure to put the fake grass back in it.
    Will do, but the "Easter Grass" is long gone.

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    I've seen a lot of crazy stuff in the Stans like pink flamingos zip tied to hmmvs but never an easter basket on a bike. you've got to post a pic of that.
    “Let me 'splain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandSquid
    Hine HAS rack mounts, they are just blocked my my disc brake caliper.
    find either the AF or Army hydro shop and have them bend you a piece os ss tubing to go around your caliper. flaten and drill the lower end for the mount and slide the upright from the rack into it.
    “Let me 'splain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.”

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    Went with a Topeak MTX BeamRack V-Type and a Sette Rear Rack Pak.
    Will see how it works out...

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