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I would suggest splitting the weight in half and putting it low on your bike for stability. Here is my daily commuting configuration (2 matched 6 gallon plastic waste baskets mounted by hose clamps to a standard bike rack.) (Your emptied backpack could be rolled up and placed on top if you need it for off-bike use.)


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Typically, mini front racks have the type of mounts you are looking for. You will also likely need an arm to hold the light otherwise you will have to mount the light upside down, which the B&M is not designed to do. A number of manufactures sell these type of racks and arms. The racks will typically have a number of mounting points around the rack, ...


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If you anticipate stopping in places with a real potential for bike thievery, I would lock the bikes up the same way I normally would while leaving them unattended in the city, with u-locks. No sense losing the bikes mid-trip. On trips with little to no chance of such potential for theft, I'll be in proximity to the car the entire time, or I'll just be at ...


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Don't rely on the racks locks alone to keep you bikes safe. They willat very best, slow the thief down (shows the point). A hitch rack provides a good lever that can be effectively used to snap the rack (or the hitch) off to take the bikes, and if the bikes are damaged in the process, the thief just walks away leaving a mess. Strong cable lock though a ...


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There is more than just air friction to consider. If you extend the rack back then you would have too much weight aft and it would make the font wheel lite (it may even bring it off the ground). Vertical you don't have base size to secure and now you have weight higher. The bike would be wobbly. You are not going to have a lot of speed. I would go ...


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This is more of an extended comment. If you're mounting it on one side, that's likely to be quite a lot of weight off-centre, which will also affect the handling. I'd aim for vertical, but you'll need something solid underneath to support the weight - like 2/3 of another rack inverted and bolted/clamped to your rack. Alternatively you might get this to ...


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For B&B touring on a road bike, large seat bag works nicely. The weight is higher on the bike than with rear rack and panniers, but it solves clearance issues. Carradice of Nelson makes some nice ones. Brake power on a road bike is mostly limited by weight distribution. You will lift the rear wheel before locking the front wheel or running out of ...



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