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Does anyone have any special notes on buying pannier racks?

I have a 520 mm cro-mo vintage tsunado road bike. It has 27 inch wheels. I'm putting a pannier rack on the back *preferably steel, but I'll consider Al. It doesn't have the upper mounts but the ...
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Mounting a dynamo headlight to a front rack

I'm using B&M dynamo powered front light (an Eyc and a Cyo) on two of our bikes and currently have them mounted at the fork crown using the stock mounting brackets. This causes a large shadow from ...
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Locking a vehicle bicycle rack

We are planning a trip with a bike rack attached to our trailer hitch. What is the best way to lock the bikes while the vehicle is unattended? I see some racks have locks on the knobs but they don't ...
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Really big panniers and other baggage

Once a week I take my bike to the local supermarket to do my shopping. My panniers fill up really quickly and I always end up with bags on my handlebars (for UK people - the bags I'm talking about ...
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Best way to mount a big backpack to rack?

Title says it all. I have a 65L backpack and would like to mount it on bike rack so it's most convenient to ride with and doesn't catch much air friction. Currently I'm doing this (sorry for the bad ...
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Can I carry my folding bike by using the rack as a handle?

I put a new rack on this bike. The rack says it can hold up to 25 kg which is about 50 pounds. Can I use this rack to grab it and carry it while it is folded? The bike is about 35 pounds. Or this ...
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Best setup for lightweight cycle touring with Ti road bike

Should I use rack or trailer? Touring would be B & B normally, but might involve some minimal-gear camping (no cooking) occasionally. If a rack - what type is best? - there are no braze-ons for a ...
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Bike Rack for Hatchback vehicle?

I have a hatchback-style Vehicle (2007 Ford Focus) and a KHS Urban-X Bicycle. Are there any standard styles of mount that work best in this situation? Can you recommend any in particular or point me ...
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Front rack is not straight with fork, is this normal? And how can I fix it?

I just received a Racktime TopIt front rack and installed it on my bike. It is heavily angled to the right, which is bad enough on its own right, as it looks pretty bad...but worse yet, because I ...
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Panniers or rack bags for photography equipment

Currently I am cycling a lot with a backpack (specifically a chrome citizen), whilst the bag is brilliant it's just not big enough for everything I'm carrying, and with a lot of weight in it it hurts. ...
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Which rack top bag fits an 11" MacBook Air with space for a little padding?

The goal is to carry a change of clothes and the MacBook Air (1.7 cm high, 29.95 cm wide, 19.2 cm deep and 1.06 kg) on a 14km commute. I've used Ortlieb panniers (on a Tubus rack) but I don't like the ...
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Light for Tubus rear rack [closed]

I recently received a Tubus rack that I am happy with. In the instructions there is a wide rear light with a double point attachment. I want one of those big lights - can someone tell me of one? ...
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Which is the safest side to place a foldable rack-attaching bike basket?

I recently received a foldable bike basket which attaches to my back rack as a gift, which I am really excited about - it will make my commute a lot easier. However, I am not sure which side of the ...
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Will using a pannier rack mounting kit damage a carbon frame Axiom vs Tubus

I am hoping to buy one of these in the next few weeks: Specialized Roubaix SL4 Expert Disc Di2 2014 Road Bike But I will be using it for commuting and need some luggage so I need to fit a pannier ...
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Can I fit rear panniers to a full-suspension bike with a dropper post?

I'm looking at the Whyte T129s and have seen that there's a couple of options for fitting panniers to the back of a full-sus bike. Topeak Freeload - see link Any suggestions whether either of ...
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Quick Release Rack with Horizontal Dropouts

I own a 1980s Panasonic (steel) road bike without eyelets for a rack or fenders, and I'd like to add a rack. The seat stays and chain stays on this bike are a bit thinner than I'd be comfortable to ...
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Child seat (or rack) at the seat post

I have 2 bikes (mountain and road) sometimes I use them in races (mostly MTB) so I don't want to have any fixed accessory on them. I'm looking for a child seat (or rack where a seat can be mounted) ...
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Which pannier racks give the best heel clearance?

I've just bought a new bike (Pinnacle Neon 1 2013) which has a 42cm chainstay. Just to be on the safe side, I was wondering which racks provide more heel clearance than average? I'll only be using it ...
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Pannier rear rack with no eyelets

I have a rear bike rack similar to this one, but I have no top or bottom eyelets on my Lemond bike. I want to attach it with p-clamps for a 3 day tour. How much weight can p-clamps hold? Do you have ...
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Front pannier and child-seat balance

I transport my 15 Kg kid on a child-seat. I want to set a pair of panniers. Even if I could put them on a rear rack (I don't know if I can), would it be a good idea to choose a front pannier system ...
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How do you remember which rack you have left your bike in?

I have more than once had to spend time looking for my bike at the station, what’s your method to remember the rack you put it in? Do any town have a system of numbering or labelling the bike racks ...
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Fast touring bike / Roadbike with touring capabilities [closed]

I am looking for a bike as primary transportation in the South Bay area. My commute is 5 mi, I like to do overnight trips on weekends and use the bike for shopping, which will involve occasional trips ...
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difference between rack mounts and fender mounts?

is there a specific way that bike builders build mounts/eyelets for racks for panniers and eyelets that hold fenders? I'm specifically thinking about eyelets on the rear dropouts. I know that if a ...
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Will These Bike Racks Fit a 2002 Citroen Berlingo?

Could someone please advise me as to whether either (or both!) of the following bike racks will fit on the back of a 2002 Citroen Berlingo? 3 Carrier with Clips 2 Carrier without Clips ...
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Tapping threads into braze-ons

I have a rather old frame that doesn't have threads on the rear rack braze-ons, and thus requires a nut. This nut makes contact with the chain if the chain is on the outer sprocket, so I'd like to tap ...
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Rockrider 8.1 rack and bags

I'll do a bike trip that will last a week and I need to mount a rear rack. My bike is a Rockrider 8.1 with disc brakes without threaded seat-stay bosses to attach the mounting bracket arms. A ...
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attaching seatpost acessories to rear of racks?

most night lights are designed to attach to the seatpost. but while carrying a bag on the rear rack that area get's blocked. some manufacturers sell cheap, awful, lights that attach to the rack ...
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Rear Rack for Cannondale Trail 6 with Disc brakes

I was having a real trouble finding a suitable rear rack for my bike, a Cannondale Trail 6, with disc brakes. My usual bike use is to the office (bag containing laptop, lunch, rain jacket, etc. with ...
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Topeak Explorer Tubular Rack two versions confusion

There are two versions of the "Topeak Explorer Tubular Frame Mounted Bicycle Rack" 'regular' (TA2026-B) and 29er (TA2042-B ) I'm not sure what would work best with my 700c hybrid bike? The ...
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Has anyone else experienced the Topeak MTX DXP bag getting stuck in the rack?

I've got the MTX DXP luggage bag from Topeak. Their suggested rack is the MTX Dual Side Frame, but I have the Explorer Tubular rack (image on site is reversed with the spring version). Since it's ...
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Tubus Rack Compatibility on a 29er With Discs

I have a Trek 520 with a Tubus Tara rack on the front and a Tubus Cargo (not the newer Evo model) rack on the rear. I'm thinking about trading in the 520 for a 29er with disc brakes, probably a Salsa ...
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Can you put a kickstand on the righthand side?

Kickstands are always on the left, likely because gears occupy the righthand side. Has anyone had success with installing a kickstand on the right side? After using my left-side pannier routinely ...
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What kind of panniers is this tubus rack flange for?

I was bolting on my Tubus Nova front rack and noticed that there were bolt holes on the bottom of it, and got to wondering what they are for. The instructions are mostly in pictures and just show ...
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Do I need a Blackburn bike rack for my CoPilot Limo kids seat, or will the vintage Schwinn rack do?

I was given a CoPilot kids bike seat and the instructions say that it requires a Blackburn EX-1 rack. But will my Schwinn bike rack do the trick, safely?
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best rear rack for fuji absolute bike?

my trail bike (only i've ever attached a rear rack) have a straight line from the seat stays holes to screw in the rear rack and the top clearance for the rear tire. my wife's fuji bike has the rear ...
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Experience with surfboard bike rack (or cart)

I want to make (DYS) a rack or cart for carrying a surfboard on my bike. The idea would be to have space for only 1 board and being able to go as far as 150 km. So it should be as light as possible, ...
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What kind of tail lights can I attach to the rear of my rack?

Every taillight I've owned has mounted to the seat post, but when I load my rear rack the seatpost light is no longer visible. Instead, I'd like to mount a light to the rear of my rack, which has a ...
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Safe child seat attachment

I was told by my bike shop that the bike I have can only mount a child seat at the seatpost. My son is 2 and I need a safe child seat for him. I have been having great difficulty finding one that ...
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Luggage rack attachments for laptops?

So, while out riding my bike, I really dislike having a backpack on. I have a trek luggage rack on my bicycle and would love to find something that could attach to it, capable of holding a 17" ...
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How can I carry a tripod on my bike?

I have a tripod for my SLR camera that I want to carry on my bike. It's just a generic tripod like this one, but if I strap it to my top tube it rubs against my legs while riding (and it's slightly ...
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Can I use my nitto campee rack on my bike?

I just purchased a Nitto Campee 27R rear rack. It seems like it's not wide enough to mount on my All-City Space Horse, which has rack bosses and 130mm rear wheel spacing. Has anyone tried to ...
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What are the things called that you attach a rack to?

I'm looking to purchase a bike for my commute to work and want a bike I can attach a back rack to. Looking around on-line it is very hard to figure out with which bikes this is possible. What is the ...
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Problem fitting luggage rack to bicycle

I recently purchased a new bicycle, unfortunately I am struggling to fit the existing luggage rack I had to it. The eyelets for connecting the rack to the bicycle are positioned below the top of the ...
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Best Way to mount Wald rear folding baskets to the rack on a Batavus Fryslan

I just got these awesome Wald rear folding baskets as an early christmas present from my Girlfriend. The hardware they came with will not fit on my Batavus Fryslan Rack. What would be the best way ...
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Is there Rack (luggage carrier) for Ragley Blue Pig?

I'm planning to buy Ragley's Blue Pig frame. It's not supposed to be used for very long rides, but, if I wish to take a few-days trip, a large backpack looks like a bad idea. So, is there any rack ...
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Finding a rattle in my bike

I recently installed a rear luggage rack and washed my bike, and now I get a buzzing rattle when I ride over bumps in the road, independent of whether I happen to be pedaling at the time. It sounds ...
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What bike (carrying) racks are available for Pop-Up Campers?

I've got a popup (tent) trailer and need to carry 6 bikes. I'd prefer not to put them on the roof of my van (the roof rack is rated to only 100 lbs and it's really high for lifting bikes onto). So ...
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How to choose a front rack

I am thinking about getting a front rack for when I am doing some touring. What should I look for when determining if it will fit. Steel or aluminum? Better styles?
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What kind of bike rack can go with this bike?

I'm looking for a bike rack to put on my bike so that I can hookup the baby seat with the bike. However, I don't see anywhere on my bike where I can mount the front bracket arms of the rack to it ...
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Trying to fit a Blackburn EX1 rack to my bike

My wife brought a second hand CoPilot Limo seat for her bike which came with a Blackburn EX1 rack. I have just tried to fit this but came accross a hopefully minor problem. Her bike is a Giant ...