building up a gt zum frame for commuting and light touring. I'm wanting to run mustash bar which won't fit a traditional handlebar bag, so I'm wanting to find 26” fork with mounts for bags. Cheaper is better. Any ideas for this? oh, I'm running V-brakes.
You can also get front platform racks that mount to canti studs and fender (brake) hole. Very pretty Nitto stuff for big $$$ or the Nashbar version that a lot of people claim is the best bargain since $2 per gallon gasoline. They`ll hold a bag up where you can reach it while riding.
And I`ve seen pics from a guy who mounted a Blackburn style rear rack to his fork. Cheap, clean, and looked like a very easy hack.
I was hoping for a cheaper alternative to the Surly forks. It looks like the LHT fork or the Troll fork would do the job but I wondered if there were any others. Like a Kona P2, but I don't think they come with bosses for a front rack.
I have seen that smaller front rack I think it was called a randonneur rack. That would probably work I didn't realize that it was attached at the brake bosses. I'll look into that too.
^^ Cool, I didn`t know that Axiom offered front platforms. It looks like some of them even have back stop bars, which is handy for toting a big bag.
Hartmame, do you already have a rigid fork? If you can find somebody in your area who does brazing, adding a pair of bosses might turn out to be a reasonable option too. It`s a 20 minute job, including prep and shooting a little patch of Rustoleum.
I wish I did have an old fork but the only fork I have is an old Manitou Mars. For touring or trekking I'd rather have a rigid fork. I might build the bike up with the Mars fork so I can ride it while I'm hunting down the fork I want.
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