Thursday, May 14, 2009

adjustable cantilever mount porteur rack, pannier compatible

i started this rack a very very long time ago. id been working on it on and off, mostly off. i was putting off finishing the final cantilever and pannier attachments because i couldnt commit to the design. im happy with how it turned out.

here is the rack without the front pannier supports.
here it is with the pannier supports
this is a top-down view of one of the pannier thingys. if you look at the tab that mounts to the fender eyelet on the fork, i slotted the tube at an angle, and bent the tab (before brazing).
it is spaced far enough away from the rack to give ample clearance for pannier mounting clips. i checked the clearance with ortlieb and arkel panniers. both work just dandy. here it is installed:
so i designed the pannier mounts to also take advantage of low-rider braze-ons if present.
here is a photo of the rack in NON-lowrider mode:
here is a picture of it with the low-rider mounts in place. please pretend that there is actually a braze-on on the fork. i left enough space on the bracket to work with wider MTB touring forks. for road/cyclocross type bike shimming it with presta-nuts at the rack, or the fork, or both, will do the trick. you can also see there is ample adjustability to fit different bikes.
here is some detail shots of the adjustable cantilever mounts.
give lots of room for differing fork geometries. the mounts also work on 26" wheels
im thinking about drilling a second hole in the tab that affixes to the brake for even more adjustability. while mocking it up on different forks i found a second hole would give a lot more flexibility. more presta-nut spacers too.

some details of the platform



Alec said...

This is really nice! A really uncommon design with a lot of versatility, I think. How do you feel about its flex under a load? Would it maybe benefit from an anchor through the brake bridge also?

When you're ready to sell them, I still want one just like that for my new crosscheck (we exchanged emails a few days ago).

good luck!

Joel said...

Very nice. Just the sort of rack I would want to have on my to-be-purchased next bike. I have a fully racked tourer, but this would be perfect for having on a commuter, making it great for light touring, grocery runs, whatever, by having the wider platform and pannier supports.

D n L said...

the rack can also accept the fork crown mount you mentioned, i just didnt have it installed for the pictures.

Alec said...

Awesome, well planned. I'm excited.

PS: i in our email conversation, I was "James Burney," my "official" name .

D n L said...

that explains why i couldnt find an alec in my inbox!

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