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  • @AlexD, second dibs then

  • I’ll keep you updated

  • Minoura Gamoh is a great shout for a budget Porteur rack and pretty bomb proof, only about £50z

  • Just bought one- looks like they are back in stock

  • I got one of the metro racks off a friend in a trade and fitted it the other day. Feels very nice and sturdy. Don't know why they seem to be the only option in the price range!

    Lack of locktite nuts is a bit of a peril though, and I don't know what to do with one of the brackets that came with it, but other than that, great!

  • Anyone here had experience with the Cane Creek Viscoset headset cup?

    https://bikepacking.com/gear/cane-creek-­viscoset-review/

    Looks like an interesting addition for front-loaded bikes.

  • What are my options for a low profile low rider with a platform? I really like the Rivendell designed nitto but also like the the Pelago... I really want to avoid p clips and would prefer to modify my fork for direct mounting. Hope that makes sense...

  • What mounting points do you have?

    Where are you?

  • Few other options would be:

    Pass and stow
    Surly nice rack
    Tubus grand expedition (not out yet I think)

    I'd also think about fitting tubus duo lowriders and then have a separate, smaller platform rack like a nitto/rawland up top. Adds a bit of flexibility.

  • Varohna frameworks will be adding any mounts I need, I live a road down from them in hither Green

  • Thanks!

    Edit, I reeeeeeeeeeealy like the look of the Tubus.

  • Oh right - I misunderstood a bit... The specialized pizza rack has platform and can attach panniers but not lowrider. That said it's ~500g lighter than the Surly Nice front rack

    Like @pj2606 says getting a duo and a small platform would be more flexible, but also potentially lighter. Duo is <500g, Nitto M18 is 350g. That totals slightly less than the Specialized. Downside is more expensive, plus the platform isn't as wide

  • Just seen that Tubus is pretty light

  • Clever idea. Odd that they don't mention stack height as a con. Although I guess most bikepacking bikes aren't slammed stems. Either way its quite tall.

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