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Rear rack on Schwinn MTB

Postby seemax » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:28 pm

Hi all,
I have a circa 2000 Schwinn Moab that I'm trying to fit a rear rack to. The upper mounts are ok but it lacks the obvious holes above the rear axle for the lower mounts. The RHS appears to have a threaded hole of sorts but not right size. The LHS has no hole but does have 2 vertical holes on a little platform. The rack is from a Beto child carrier. What's my best option? Long P-clamps of some sort?

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Re: Rear rack on Schwinn MTB

Postby Baalzamon » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:04 am

If it's those 2 threaded holes you are referring to, that looks like for a disc brake. So your next solution you have already thought of, p-clamps
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Re: Rear rack on Schwinn MTB

Postby pjt » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:43 pm

They look to be on the wrong axis for a disc brake - the holes would be rotated around 90 degrees. My thought is that for it's something like an OEM kickstand.

To solve the problem you can get some racks that attach to the rear quick release rather than the frame - Old Man Mountain and Tubus make them. A quick google finds this page which has lots of odds and ends that help put racks onto bikes without the proper mounts (and I'm guessing you could jury rig something similar from Bunnings based on the pictures...)

http://www.thetouringstore.com/TUBUS/Fi ... 20PAGE.htm
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Re: Rear rack on Schwinn MTB

Postby Duck! » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:46 pm

Definitely not disc brake mounts; the holes are too close together as well as on the wrong axis.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Rear rack on Schwinn MTB

Postby alchemist » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:21 pm

Definitely disc brake mounts, the top end models came with discs in 2000.
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Re: Rear rack on Schwinn MTB

Postby alchemist » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:25 pm

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