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  • Need to hack these out I think so that the bag can sit flat.

    You just 180 them to face the other way and then zip tie them to the back of the rack. I always leave mine on on the off chance I need to use the basket with bars and no rack in the future. I've dont it on loads of bikes

  • What rack is that?

  • V1 Rawland - just get a nitto M18

  • Does anybody have a Nitto M12 and a ruler handy?

    I have this Nitto NF-22 which fits nicely onto my fork, and I wondered if the M12 fit is the same, or whether it's a bit bigger. I'd like to know the spacing for the canti stud struts, and the distance from the fork crown hole to one of the struts, as shown in the pictures, but I don't want to spend £££££ to measure it myself.

    Thanks!


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  • Does anyone have a silver front basket that they'd be willing to part with, nitto/wald etc? I have all the mounting gubbins. I'm using a basket from B&Q, which was £6 but weights a tonne.

  • So them SJS slash Jtek slash whoever canti racks… anyone had any luck fitting one to a suspension-corrected fork?

    The fork crown on my Troll is a few cm higher than is typical, and as such the short part of the stock bracket is too, well, short. Before I start hammering and bending and all that, any tips?


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  • What are the bag options for use with a smaller rack e.g. Nitto M12? Is it just rando-esque bags like the Restrap one, or will rack bags have enough strength to sit on a small rack? Something like this, or the Mack Workshop one but unsure how it will cope

  • The Mack Workshop rack bags don't have any 'internal structure' like a rando bag does, it's just the material giving it form - like a backpack. No easy way to put any plastic board or whatever in it to give any rigidity as the floating liner is stitched in at the top.

    I couldn't get it to work with my SJS small canti-rack, but that's my fault as it's really designed for a rack that's full width/a basket.

  • Thanks for the info - that's a shame. There seems to be a real lack of affordable rando bags, I suppose they're quite a niche product.

  • Hi Folks,

    I'm looking for front rack suggestions. It's to fit on my Genesis Fortitude Adventure 29er, it's got loads of mounting points on the fork legs and as well as mudguard and rack eyes. I've used it for years as a commuter with a rear rack and panniers and now need something for the front too for suermarket runs, lugging compost from the gardencentre, that sort of thing.

    I was thinking a Minoura Gamoh rack (rather than the King with the sides and wooden base). Anything else I should be considering?

    Cheers

  • @NurseHolliday may have some photos for you of his

  • Instead of bending, use a bit of metal to extend the bracket. I used something I already had in the toolbox.

  • Took a punt on this for £10 (+£5 deliv) - fitted it today and pretty impressed. Very light and holds up to 9kg. Recommended if you have canti / v-brake bolt fittings.

    https://www.bikester.co.uk/cube-rfr-rack­-front-M422534.html

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