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    Jeff Jones rack/bag?

    does anyone know of a decent rear rack and bag that would suit a Jeff Jones Spaceframe?

    i plan on doing a 130mile ride in a few months and dont want to carry spare clothes and supplies on my back.
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    forgot to mention i have some rear rack mounts fitted.....rare on a jones

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    Will Jones not make you one?

    Old Man Mountain racks are great, but not sure how they will work on a Jones.

    I have a rear Cold Springs and a front Sherpa on my KM and they are good strong racks.

    LP

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    i dont fancy waiting and the huge tax bull i will pay for a custom one, otherwise id have one.

    the way the rear is designed, has me concerned of what i can/cant use on the spaceframe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saltyman
    i dont fancy waiting and the huge tax bull i will pay for a custom one, otherwise id have one.

    the way the rear is designed, has me concerned of what i can/cant use on the spaceframe.
    Any idea if these ever got going?
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    You have a custom spaceframe and you're worried about paying for a custom rack and bag?

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    those truss bags look ideal!
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    for the long wait for anything custom.....thats my main concern.

    the Jones is a very special bike, but the bag/rack will be used only a couple of times a year, it rarely gets out, and when it does its for 15mile rides or so.

    the one i have planned is 130miles long though.
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    I've used the Surly racks and think I'm going to switch to this Bontrager BackRack II. Very similar design but Bonty uses aluminum instead of steel. The upper stays are meant to be cut once you have it set even though they are full lenght in the pic. If you have a bike the caliber of a Jeff Jones you should be looking into something light to preserve the ride quality. Look into Revelate Designs. The seatbags aren't custom so they shouldn't take too long to get.


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    Gotta be titanium. Otherwise it won't cost enough.

    Tubus makes them.

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    Contact Jeff at Carousel Design Works. He does excellent work. If you need something sooner than Jeff can whip up then consider something from the roadie world. Carradice Nelson and Bagman Rack. I have both and they are great!



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    seriously:

    you don't want a canvas bag
    and you don't want a rack

    look to the Tour Divide for your answers.

    I have an older CDW seatbag that I may let go, if interested.
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    depending on how soon you need something.

    try scott felter at Porcelain Rocket

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    I believe this may be something of interest.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Jeff Jones rack/bag?-img_1031.jpg  

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    Take a look at this website...

    http://www.epicdesignsalaska.com
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    Very helpful, thanks folks.
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    i have a deposit with jeff boatman for truss fork bags, but i guess im in the quite-long-wait queue as seems to sometimes happen. the deposit went in july 2009...and infact, im not expecting them anytime soon....since then ive used the under bar wraps, and seat bags and they work really well on the jones, especially with the loop bar, which acts to increase the stability on the front wrap.

    id spoken to eric at revelate about making the jones truss fork bags for me when the delay started to grow on the carousel, but he wasnt keen. he felt it would be less stable and more likely to catch on foliage etc - particularly as i have the wide fork....

    racks: ive used old man mountain racks and i really like them. they are definitely solid. im pretty sure you can attach them to frame bosses as well, though i suspect the drop out mount would be more solid. The qr are garbage though, mine loosen if i ride loaded with them, so i took some dt swiss rws skewers apart and made a long one for the rear and used a 150mm dropout spaced one on the front, that worked well...i also know the ti tubus went through the GDR and was good and solid....

    HTH
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