Fender/Rack Installation

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by William Collins, Dec 6, 2003.

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  1. Hi everyone,

    I have a Litespeed Appalachian with Avid road mechanical disk brakes. I'd love to install a rear
    rack and fenders and use the bike for light touring, but can't figure out how to install them
    since the disc brakes get in the way of the fender and rack eyelets. Anyone have a solution?
    Thanks in advance

    Bill
     
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  2. Peter

    Peter Guest

    William Collins wrote:

    > I have a Litespeed Appalachian with Avid road mechanical disk brakes. I'd love to install a rear
    > rack and fenders and use the bike for light touring, but can't figure out how to install them
    > since the disc brakes get in the way of the fender and rack eyelets. Anyone have a solution?

    "P-clips" (not their real name but it describes the shape) around the seat stays can be used instead
    of the eyelets. You can find them in hardware stores - usually even with rubber coating on them to
    protect the frame.
     
  3. Tim McNamara

    Tim McNamara Guest

    William Collins <[email protected]> writes:

    > I have a Litespeed Appalachian with Avid road mechanical disk brakes. I'd love to install a rear
    > rack and fenders and use the bike for light touring, but can't figure out how to install them
    > since the disc brakes get in the way of the fender and rack eyelets. Anyone have a solution?

    Depends on your definition of "light touring." Consider a saddlebag rather than panniers, if you
    don't need to carry camping gear and food (which seems to me to be "heavy" touring by definition):

    http://rivendellbicycles.com/webalog/baggage_racks/

    http://www.wallbike.com/carradice.html

    http://www-math.science.unitn.it/Bike/General/Packing_List.html

    (See also Jobst Brandt's Alps tour reports on this site).

    http://tinyurl.com/y2i7

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/bags/

    http://milly.org/rambouillet/
     
  4. Rosco

    Rosco Guest

    Take a look at the racks made by www.oldmanmountain.com. They have racks that fit bikes with disc
    brakes and rear/front suspensions.

    "William Collins" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Hi everyone,
    >
    > I have a Litespeed Appalachian with Avid road mechanical disk brakes. I'd love to install a rear
    > rack and fenders and use the bike for light touring, but can't figure out how to install them
    > since the disc brakes get in the way of the fender and rack eyelets. Anyone have a solution?
    > Thanks in advance
    >
    > Bill
     
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