Racks and fenders on the One Way

Ted in Minneapolis asked:

I want to put both front and rear racks on it for commuting as I’m tired of having weight on my back – the sweat and the pain of it…wondering if you’ve done/are going to mess with racks?

I mounted a rear rack on the Raleigh One Way without too much difficulty. On the rear, there’s is only a single set of mounting holes for both the fender and rack right above the fork ends. You can try to use the stock screws that come with the bike, but I recommend going to the local hardware store with the screws and getting longer screws. Ensure the diameter and thread pitch are identical or you will forever ruin your fender/rack mount!

The rack pictured below is an old Rhode Gear I bought used sometime in the mid-90s. This one came with a child seat, but it works well now for carrying gear. I’ve lost one of the stays, but I’ve put up to 60 pounds on it without any problems.

Raleigh One Way rear rack

The front is a little easier, with two separate sets of mounts for fender and front rack at the front fork end. Note that there aren’t any rack mount holes mid-fork, so front racks that require mid-fork mounts won’t work.

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