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20lbs on one side of the rack is probably going to be a problem anyway. I would look at a fixed pannier on one side of the bike with a hook on the top of the rack to allow the backpack to hang opposite the pannier. Put a sheet of plastic or plywood to stop the backpack going into the wheel :) The take some of the heavy stuff and put it in the pannier. My ...


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You might want to look into convertible backpack panniers. Mine is a little small by your standards but comes in a bigger version. It's cheap and not hard wearing so I wouldn't recommend it, but when I was looking there were proper bike luggage brands selling comparable bags with better mounting hardware.


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After a very lengthy period of research, I came across what seems to be the only two proper purpose-built luggage racks for road bikes without eyelets which are not light-duty "seatpost racks" (at least on the part of the Web which is in the languages I understand): Streamliner Road DLX from Axiom Cycling Gear Pros Looks very sturdy: It's even made of ...


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There are some racks that mount directly onto the seat tube and utilise a quick release clamp; they only take a small load tho. This would avoid clamping onto the carbon. As others have hinted its not such a hot idea to do this as carbon is not designed for that kind of compression. You can find evidence of this with car racks where carbon frames are not ...


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I would tie it to the back rack, with the top of the tripod under the seat, as much forward on the bike as you can not to interfere with your legs. The feet end of the tripod will stick out behind the end of the rack. If possible pack it in a bag, which will protect it and make sure you have a good visible color on the 'bottom' end of the bag. Either as ...



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