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 Post subject: Fitting a rack to a C16R
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:36 pm 
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Got a Blackburn MTN-1 I want to put on my C16R. The wishbone stay has no conventional rack eyelets, but it does have a threaded insert where the monostay meets the wishbone.

Was planning to DIY a bracket but is there anything I can just buy to make it easier and still do a nice neat job?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:46 pm 
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I have seen in the past, an adapter that is a U shape that Blackburn themselves had as a spare parts for frames like your’s. May have been sold with the rack too when bought new. Try google or sjs cycles or ebay.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:48 pm 
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Have a ferret around in here, there’s bound to be something that can be wrangled:


https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/rack-spares/


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:12 pm 
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Found this and looks like it is on eBay.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:40 am 
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I've fitted one to my P7, will drag out some close-ups. I fitted a single strap between the rack and frame using the threaded hole. The rack is so rigid I had no problem with sway or loosening of the fixings.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:15 pm 
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Have a nickel P7 which my partner uses as a day bike. Best fix is simple aluminium collar with bolt through, inner tube to grip and stop frame scratch, having bent arms on rack. that was on a cheap rack though, not a lovely blackburn. The single eye is the mudguard eye of course, but a simple U shaped section of alloy strip (the 15mmx3mm strip you can get in B&Q) with a single hole in the middle and a hole in each 'arm' to bolt the arms on the rack to would do it.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:11 pm 
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Thanks guys.

hamster wrote:
I've fitted one to my P7, will drag out some close-ups. I fitted a single strap between the rack and frame using the threaded hole. The rack is so rigid I had no problem with sway or loosening of the fixings.


This sounds like what I've had in mind. The rack has 2 centrally located holes so a steel strap could be made up...need to find something suitable...I'm guessing bending ally plate would compromise it's strength.

...would be good to see your pics.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:14 pm 
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I guess something like this would probably work. I wonder if the holes would line up...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143541224984


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