RE: [CR]Re: TA front rack MAFAC


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Subject: RE: [CR]Re: TA front rack MAFAC
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 12:52:49 -0500
Thread-Topic: [CR]Re: TA front rack MAFAC
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From: "Cheung, Doland" <CheungD@bv.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


To save others some time and hassle...

I tried fitting my TA rack to Weinmann centerpulls and I couldn't figure it out. From what I remember, either the spacing wasn't correct or the Weinmanns didn't disassemble at the pivots.

It was easier to just swap the front Weinmann for a Mafac Racer and it worked.

Doland Cheung SoCal

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of Jan Heine Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 9:58 AM To: Rich Pinder Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]Re: TA front rack MAFAC
>Do you think the TA racks work on the bolts of the Mafac 2000 centerpulls ??

They do work with Mafac 2000 (which have the same geometry as Racers). I have seen one mounted on an otherwise rackless Singer "sport-touring" bike (ordered without racks by a U.S. customer).

The racks can be bent to fit a lot of configurations.
>Do they work under the existing bolts, or are longer bolts required to
>mount these ??

Existing bolts work, but the Herse-style bolts that separate the attachments would be nice in this application. -- Jan Heine Editor Bicycle Quarterly 140 Lakeside Ave #C Seattle WA 98122 http://www.bikequarterly.com