Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:59 am
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed ✔ FIXED
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken ✔ FIXED
- Avatars cannot be uploaded ✔ FIXED

Please note that we will soon do some changes in WW board template design in case to get a fully mobile/desktop responsiveness board!
If you find more errors please post it here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139062


All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:20 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:32 pm
Posts: 44
Location: San Francisco, USA
I'm converting my Surly Crosscheck to a lightweight (light cargo, the bike is heavy) tourer and I'm looking for a front rack recommendation. I'll be carrying a couple of panniers on the front packed minimally (no camping gear or large amount of food). The front rack Surly makes is insanely heavy and I'd like to add as little weight as possible to an already heavy bike. The fork has no mid-blade eyelets.

I have no experience with touring or racks at all, any advice appreciated.

_________________
I make http://frugalrouleur.com 8)

http://twitter.com/frugalrouleur


Top
   
Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:20 pm 


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:31 am
Posts: 535
I have a Nashbar aluminum lowrider rack on my touring bike. Similar to the Blackburn model. I do not know if Nashbar even sells their rack anymore. I think Blackburn does. But not sure, assume you can find someone selling it on the internet. It was "the" touring rack company for 30-40 years. They sell a model that can be clamped onto the fork blades, assume you have eyelets at the fork ends. Don't know if its the lightest but its aluminum rods and no platform rack on top to add weight. Mounts lowrider panniers on either side.

Here it is. $40. Up in the corner of the picture you can see the U clamp you use to bolt it to fork legs if there is no braze on hole on the fork.
http://www.blackburndesign.com/racks/fr ... M6Otcs5CM8


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:08 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:32 pm
Posts: 44
Location: San Francisco, USA
Thanks! Looks like Nashbar do still sell exactly the same rack for only $20 http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10 ... 7572_-1___

_________________
I make http://frugalrouleur.com 8)

http://twitter.com/frugalrouleur


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:31 pm
Posts: 7
Although it can't compete with Nashbar on price, the Tubus Tara is light, elegant, and much stronger than the Nashbar rack.

Image


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:04 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:32 pm
Posts: 44
Location: San Francisco, USA
I much prefer the look of the Tubus Tara and that's what I ended up buying. It is very light.

_________________
I make http://frugalrouleur.com 8)

http://twitter.com/frugalrouleur


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Touring with road bike - minimalist setup advice sought

in Road

jever98

13

851

Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:23 pm

jever98 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Seatpost mount rack vs frame mounted rack

in Commuting

shlammed

1

174

Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:29 pm

RussellS View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Front wheel advice

in Everything wheels

Irishboy

1

213

Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:04 am

Multebear View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Lightweight front hub maintenance

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Everything wheels

sedi

15

472

Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:31 am

jekyll man View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Lightweight front wheel raising questions

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road

2old4this

25

1624

Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:49 am

muntos View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited