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Old 08-24-19, 02:51 PM
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Rear rack suggestions

I have acquired a Mongoose Dolomite and it has little to no rack bosses for rear rack attachment. What rear rack would fit this frame without modification (p.s. I would intend to zip tie a rear fender under the top deck of any rear rack I acquire.

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Old 08-24-19, 02:59 PM
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Better people may reply, but looks like a tough sale unless you go with a light seat post rack....
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Old 08-25-19, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by slothead View Post
I have acquired a Mongoose Dolomite and it has little to no rack bosses for rear rack attachment. What rear rack would fit this frame without modification (p.s. I would intend to zip tie a rear fender under the top deck of any rear rack I acquire.

thanks,
Slothead Tom
They sell cheaper alternatives with clamps as substitutes to braze-ons for racks, but I've heard nothing but good feedback on the Thule below.

https://www.amazon.com/Thule-Pack-Pe...55611353&psc=1
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Old 08-25-19, 10:22 PM
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Presently using a rack that clamps on the seat post. it can hold up to 22lbs. No complaints
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Old 08-26-19, 11:10 AM
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Marcus can you PM me with a link to the rack that clamps to the seatpost? Thanks.
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Old 08-26-19, 04:33 PM
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This is the rack that I have on my fat bike.

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Old 09-10-19, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by slothead View Post
I have acquired a Mongoose Dolomite and it has little to no rack bosses for rear rack attachment. What rear rack would fit this frame without modification (p.s. I would intend to zip tie a rear fender under the top deck of any rear rack I acquire.

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Slothead Tom
What did you end up going with?
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Old 09-12-19, 08:20 PM
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If you are still looking, I fit a Filzer PR 4 on my Fatboy.

https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5022-4...r-Pannier-Rack

To mount a rack without eyelets you can use P clamps and a seat post clamp that has eyelets on it.

https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5022-4...Rack-Parts-Kit

https://www.thebikeshop.com/product/...YaAoh3EALw_wcB



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Old 09-14-19, 09:33 AM
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I used a rack with p-clamps at the top for many decades. Given that many racks have sheet metal mounts at the top, it seems like that is clearly adequate. I have always wondered about p-clamps at the dropout though.
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Old 09-14-19, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
I used a rack with p-clamps at the top for many decades. Given that many racks have sheet metal mounts at the top, it seems like that is clearly adequate. I have always wondered about p-clamps at the dropout though.
I would be wary of using the P clamp to hold a rack stay on the dropout area of the frame if the rack stay rested on the frame itself. I would worry that downward impact from the rack onto the frame tubing might damage the frame.

But I would use a P clamp to hold the rack stay beside the frame, so that the impact is borne by the clamp and not the frame tubing itself.

This is how the traditional M5 bolt holds most racks systems to the frame at the dropout area and the front fork.

Here is a simple drawing to illustrate - I am not an draftsman

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Old 11-14-19, 12:36 PM
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MEC Filzer PR4 rack mounted on 2017 Felt DD70. Some racked come with clamps for stays. Some bending mods were required.
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