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For the upper mounts, there are brackets that clamp on the seat stay or the seat post and provide the regular braze-ons. I'm betting the p-clamps will hold more weight than the rack will, however try it well before your tour.


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Steel, steel, steel. Anyone who has owned a good to high end steel bike (4130 tubing or better, with Prestige being perhaps at the top of the touring food chain) and has also owned aluminum will disparage aluminum until the sun goes down. There is no comparison. As to bar ends, they are perfect for touring, and cantilever brakes are the best choice ...


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No, there is no structural difference. Bikes with two eyelets are meant for a rack and panniers, but are basically the same tabs. If you only have one eyelet, you can attach both rack and panniers to the same one, and use p clamps to secure the rack to the seatstays. A lot of racks come with hardware to do this.


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There's no difference that I'm aware of. My bike has 2 sets of eyelets, and I have a fender screwed into one set, but I could just as easily use the other set. I suppose the same could be said of using either set for rack mounts. Looking at it from a structural point of view though, it would probably depend on the bike and the materials it's made of. But ...


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I've had a similar rack (halfords branded) to those 2 (they use the same basic setup) on an estate with a very steep tailgate, and can't see any reason why it wouldn't fit a Berlingo (which has a tailgate I presume, swing doors might be an issue). I did tend to set it up with the bottom of the rack on the rear bumper, but I didn't have to, it was just that ...


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Typically, you have to try a rack or check the manufacturer's compatibility list in order to see if it fits. The latter is not a sure option though - I once purchased a Thule rack which wouldn't clear the lip spoiler on my car, despite it being listed in the Thule compatibility list. It turns out that the models they test for compatibility on are the very ...


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Those style of racks are pretty versitile, I would be surprised if they do not fit. The only problem may be that as you Citroen has a near verticle rear, the bikes may sit further out from the rear than needed, depending on rack design and adjustments. This puts weight further behind the rear wheels affecting handling. I used a Rhode version of these ...


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I wasn't going to answer the question with this, but due to the latest comment from the seeker, I figured that some photos will be useful. So until you get the braze-ons tapped, here is a backup solution (or a permanent if you want) that worked for me. I found that the hardware that came with my rack was too small to thread into my bike, but did fit ...



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