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    Socially acceptable bike rack?

    Is this appropriate?Socially acceptable bike rack?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1325028902.302170.jpg

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    Can you lower it a bit? Looks a bit odd that far off the wheel, but I guess it might interfere with the brake caliper or rotor, or increase heel strike.

    Nice looking rack though.

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    SSS, that is just what I'm worried about!

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    Is the rack even centered? Don't you have to mount it on the inside of the driveside to get it to be centered over the wheel with the offset frame? Should be able to lower it be shoving the lower struts into the tube further

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    Good question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmucker View Post
    Is the rack even centered? Don't you have to mount it on the inside of the driveside to get it to be centered over the wheel with the offset frame? Should be able to lower it be shoving the lower struts into the tube further
    Yeah I needed to use a rubber mallet to pound my nice rack down onto the struts far
    enough, and also the upper stays, your photo shows both on the outside of the
    braze-ons, mine didn't work that way, outside of one braze-on, inside of the other.


    edit: oh! And it would be easier to mount panniers if you mount the upper stays to a
    cross-bar on the top 'shelf' rather than the vertical supports, like you currently have it;
    maybe your current arrangement is why you can reach the outside of both braze-ons.

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    Here is how I mounted mine, maybe it will help.
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    Climber, can you post a pic of your brake caliper, because that is where I feel I am having the problem. Your caliper looks as if it is farther back than mine or your bosses are farther forward. Thanks

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    If I move mine down it hits the caliper!
    Socially acceptable bike rack?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1325178984.795460.jpg

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    I'm also running 203mm rotors front and rear!

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    I am running 160mm rotors. in the photo looks like the rack hits the top of the caliper but it does not, there is ample clearance,1/4" or better.
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    The caliper mounting is way different on your and mines bikes!

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    My rack overlaps the caliper; it is mounted to the inside of the drive-side braze-ons,
    the outside of the non-drive side, so I guess that's where the clearance came from.

    I've got 160mm rotors and Surly has changed the frame at least twice on subsequent
    models from mine.

    And, oh yes, mine's a 16" frame.


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    Hardy, this is off topic, but why do you have a tugnut on the brake side?

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    I needed it to keep the wheel from tilting when I braked; that was with a trailer skewer that I no longer use so I may no longer need it.

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    Gotcha!

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    Ok so now I know that the brake caliper locations are different on different year pugsleys. Has anybody found an acceptable mounting solution on a 2011 pugsley? It seems to me that on my bike the rack is too far forward and also to high!! This really puts the rack right under the saddle, limiting severely what you can vary on the rack!! This just doesn't seem altogether right!

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    Can you use spacers/washers on the mounting bolt so that if you lower the rack (pound
    those struts in!) it is moved outboard of the caliper? I guess for you the caliper mount is
    both farther up the seat stay than mine is and your larger rotors might also move the caliper
    farther up yet. I don't understand why my rack can overlap my caliper w/o touching it. But
    it seems like you need spacers/washers on the mounting bolt to get your rack outboard of
    the caliper.

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