Questions tagged [rack]

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Is it feasible to jerryrig a motorbike saddlebag as a bike pannier?

There’s a used rear bike rack and a used motorbike saddle bag people are selling in my area. I already set up a time and date to pick both up before I realized that this bag was for motorbikes, but I ...
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How would one determine if enlarging the loadbearing screw holes for the bike rack is a good idea?

I've had multiple times the issue of the loadbearing screw for the bike rack breaking in half, and it's always a hell to get out. There seem to be two schools of thought: Drill a bigger hole and put ...
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Boot rack capacity with mountain bike

I recently purchased a Spectral 29 AL6 which, with pedals, will be around the 16kg mark (or just under). I currently drive a Holden Astra TS (here's what it looks like), which doesn't have a tow bar ...
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How can I get a long rear rack with flat deck?

Is there a rear rack that has a long platform (over 16in/40cm) where there's a flat space to set things on top (as opposed to just tubes)? With a two-leg kickstand to position the bike relatively ...
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Will a rack fit on these rear-facing eyelets?

I have a gravel bike, a Nukeproof Digger, and I'd like to fit a lightweight pannier rack to it. It comes with 2 rear facing eyelets on the seatstays. Pannier racks seem to mount using eyelets on the ...
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Rear pannier rack legs seem to narrow in width - is my rack damaged?

I bought a pannier rack but it seems way too narrow to fit on my MTB bike (in terms of the axle width), I can sort of push apart the two legs (of the rack) but even then the spacing is only 10CM (when ...
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Can I attach a rear cargo rack directly to the seat clamp?

I'd like to install a rear cargo rack on a bike that doesn't have eyelets for the top attachment. Would it be a bad idea to attach the rear rack stays to this seat clamp that's welded onto the frame, ...
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Back rack good for commute?

Doing commute and thinking about buying a back rack for my bike to put my backpack on. Since the bag causes me to sweat. Do people who have back racks on their bike find it useful for this purpose?
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Topeak rack - rear light bracket is annoying [closed]

My wife has a Topeak Explorer rack.It has an bracket on the rear for a light or reflector. It is useless to mount any of the rear lights we own and is ugly. Anyone find any use for it or cut it off? I ...
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What is the brand of this rear rack?

I have a bike which was bought in Germany in 1995. It has a super nice steel rear rack which, after 25 years, has no wear marks besides some scratches in the paint. Does anyone know which brand this ...
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Can I install a disc-brake pannier rack on a bike with V-brakes?

I have a MTB with V-brakes. 14-15 years old. I want to get a pannier rack. Will a rack suitable for a bike with disc brakes (eg Topeak Super Tourist DX) fit a bike without disc brakes? I’m not sure if ...
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Rear dynamo light (tail light) or reflector without rack?

I have a light / reflector designed to mount to a rear rack. It has two horizontal holes for bolts, like this: I do not have a rack. But I do have rack mounts like these on the seat stays: Is there ...
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Why is my rear rack shaped like this?

I recently bought a used bike that had a rack attached to it. Until last night I didn't notice this strangely shaped part on one of the sides of the rack (circled in purple in the picture). This isn't ...
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Please suggest a Hitch Bike Rack Theft Protection Solution

Recently I purchased hitch bike rack. This is my second bike rack. My first one was stolen when I left it installed on car (car parked on street). The one which got stolen was a THULE bike rack. The ...
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Seatpost mounted luggage rack on carbon frame

Planning on taking my carbon Ribble to Wales to go play in the valleys. Need to carry limited luggage from point to point. Looking at a seatpost mounted rack like the Topeak RX beam, but wanted ...
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Buying rear rack during pandemic crisis - go real bottom, up high, or wait?

As you may know from my other question, I'm putting together a bike to commute. I'm big, heavy, and roads will be paved only first half of the way. I will need to buy a rear rack for my bike. Thanks ...
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Can i put a rack for panniers on a Carbon road bike w/ Thru axle? [duplicate]

I was looking at getting a new Trek Domane SL 5 for commuting, but i don't see any way to mount a rack on it? I need to carry a laptop bag and a change of cloths. Is there any way to do this on that ...
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Thu axle mount for bike lugage rack

I would like to mount a luggage rack on a bike that has no mounting holes and a thru axle. Is there an adapter that I can use to replace the thru axle with something that provides attachment points? ...
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What type of brake is this? Adjustment questions

Is it a side pull brake? I am trying to match this brake to the Park Tools videos on YouTube. This brake seems closest to a side pull brake in this video, but that video mentions a double nut at the ...
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How would you recommend securing a pannier rack on a bike without braze-ons?

My bike has lugs for mudguards/rack down by the rear drop-outs, but not in the usual places at the top of the seat-stays. My two options seem to be: use P-clips around the seat-stays fashion a ...
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Safe to mount rear rack for Grail 7.0 al 2020 ( no eyelets )?

The 2020 model of Canyon al 7.0 gravel bike does not come with eyelets: https://www.canyon.com/en-sk/road-bikes/gravel-bikes/grail/grail-al-7.0/2370.html But for longer tours ( for what I would like ...
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Giant rack adapters

I'm looking for replacement inserts to mount a Panner Rack. I'm not sure what the name or part no. is, but I've attached a photo of the parts on the left hand side of the frame. I've lost the pair on ...
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Wobbling Topeak QuickTrack rack bag

I have a Topeak Super Tourist DX rack and an MTX TrunkBag DX bag, which fit together using Topeak's QuickTrack system - a dovetailed plastic foot on the bag slides into a metal channel on the rack. ...
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Tern Spartan (front rack) on Bike Friday NWT

Does anyone have experience with putting a Tern Spartan™ low-riding front rack on a Bike Friday New World Tourist? Will it fit? Tern Spartan front rack: Bike Friday NWT Bike Friday standard front ...
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Why don't couriers use rear racks?

I've noticed that lots of courier companies prefer their riders to use messenger bags or backpacks. When a rack does get used its often a porteur rack of the front wheel? Does anyone know why these ...
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Blackburn Central bike Rack [closed]

I'm trying to mount a blackburn central rear bike rack on my Kona Dew bike. I'm on step two of the four step instructions and cannot seem to fit the extender rod through the cam lock when the cam lock ...
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How to add rear rack to a full suspension bike?

I'd like to carry 20 - 40 pounds or so in panniers on my rear rack. I've carried that much on my hard tail so it's not a problem for the biking itself. The cantilevered rack style that is supported ...
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Front rack for front suspension bike?

What are some good options for a sturdy front bike rack (for carrying 30 to 40 pounds) on a front suspension bike?
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Folding basket - is there such a thing?

I'd like to be able to go to a grocery (or some other) store on my commute from work. I've got a rear rack (b-tween). I know, that I can permanently mount a basket on it, but I'd prefer not to since ...
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Can I install a back bike rack without attachment to the rear part of the frame?

Can I install a back bike rack without attachment to the rear part of the frame? Also, if someone can clarify, whenever I google bike rack I get hits on racks designed to carry bikes on a car ...
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The best way to mount a rear rack

I've bought Bontrager Backrack light and I am thinking about different ways to mount it on my road bike. Some details: at the bottom the rack attaches to the quick release screw. the tubes ...
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Soundsystem for bicycle

Before starting to build a soundsystem for my bicycle I would like to ask where I can be redirected or provided info for a) a ready-made solution, b) a set of clear instructions on how to make one. ...
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What’s a good way to carry a kid’s bike on an otherwise full bakfiets?

I have a Workcycles KR8 bakfiets and the 3yo just got his first pedal bike. We wanted to take him and his bike for a fifteen minute ride to the park where he could ride by himself, but chucking his ...
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What is a good way to mount / secure a regular backpack, while commuting? [duplicate]

This is a purely commuting issue. I have an around 3km route to the office, and a regular backpack (laptop, accessories, notebooks, ...) which is not a problem to carry around during autumn and ...
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Rack bags options

I've attached a rack to my bike, this one: Now my question is: what are my options for bags or something I can attach to it? I'm not asking about a product rec, just for a list of options with pros ...
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Cargo Rack Suggestions?

I recently bought a bicycle, and have found the need to purchase a cargo rack to go on the back of it. After scouring Amazon looking for a reasonable one, I’ve discovered that, while there are many “...
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Can I install a rack if I install plugin mudguards?

I bought a Cube Cross Pro https://www.cube.eu/2019/bikes/trekking/tour/cross/cube-cross-pro-bluenorange-2019/ I want to install a rack and mudguards. I found these nice plugin mudguards https://www....
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Purpose of fork with single bidon mount and no eyelets?

I saw a fork that had a single bidon mount on each blade, midway down, and no eyelets on the dropouts. I don't understand the use of this. I was under the impression that any front rack would need an ...
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Mount mirror to front rack

I have a large front rack that is 17 inches wide. Is it possible to attach bike mirrors to the back side of the rack that extends to the right and left of the bike?
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Why do rear pannier racks have a raised "nose"?

I am tempted to saw off the raised "nose" on my unbranded 2nd hand pannier rack because it's forcing me to lift the child seat substantially, which obviously has implications on stability. But I feel ...
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Is a Surly front rack compatible with tubus mount for eyeless forks?

I am looking at the Surly front rack and was wondering if it's compatible with this Tubus mount. If it's not I'll have to go for the Tara but I was keen on having a platform on my front rack. Any ...
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Cetma Front Rack Clamp Part?

I just bought a used Cetma front rack and I'm looking for these types of "clamps". I need the right diameter for BMX handlebars so 22.2mm I believe in diameter (7/8 inch). Does anyone know what they ...
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Hitch mounted bike rack swaying

Should hitch mounted bike racks move or sway when traveling? My current one (1.25", two bike trays with arms clamping on the tire) will sway and move when traveling with bikes on it. During the ...
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Which holes to use for mounting rear rack?

I just got a rack to mount on the rear of my bike frame, but I'm puzzled at which mounting holes to use. On the right side of the bike there's an obvious screw hole for mounting, but the corresponding ...
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Adapter for a M5 screw for a 6mm hole

I have lost the fixtures required to attach a bike rack. The hole at the bottom of the rack has a diameter of 6 mm. It requires an adapter which sits in that 6 mm hole so that a M5 bolt fits snugly. ...
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What are the differences between a seatpost-mounted and frame-mounted rear rack

I am in the market for a rear rack. I noticed that there are two categories of rear racks: Seatpost-mounted rear racks, such as this one: And frame-mounted rear racks, such as this one: I'm ...
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Rear Bike Rack for Full Suspension?

I have a Giant Warp DS3 and id like to get a rear rack but am struggling to find anything decent & compatible. is there such a rack? 2001 Giant Warp DS3 from Bicycle Blue Book.
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Options for carrying a smart briefcase on a bike (pannier or otherwise)

Situation I don't own a bike: however due to a recent change of office location, I have worked out that I could cycle in half the time as driving through rush-hour traffic every day. I'm therefore ...
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Can I move one bike with a second bike with a QR and carrier-rack attachment?

I thought of drilling a hole in a rear rack then put the quick release in, therefore securing the bicycle on the rack and making it possible to move a bike with another to another place that seems ...
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Will 28" - 29" rack suit my 27.5" bike?

The particular rack is Cube Luggage Carrier Bosch The particular bike is Cannondale Trail 6 with 27.5" wheel size. Can the rack be attached to my bicycle in a right way?
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