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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Giant Rack-It Front Rack experience + bow vs. "bow-free" front racks

I'm looking at getting a front rack for my Kona Dewey 2015, which has two sets of mounting points on the forks. Specifically looking at getting the Giant Rack It front rack (https://www.giant-bicycles....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 put a rack on a carbon road bike?

I got a carbon-framed Kestrel Talon Road Bike recently but I also want to use it for commuting to and from work and I want a place to put my lock and other stuff on the bike. Is it possible to have a ...
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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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How to carry a large backpack on a bike rack?

My 3 kids ride their bikes to school and carry 20 pound back packs stuffed quite large. They won't fit in any pannier I can find. I've considered hanging them off the side of the pannier with bungies ...
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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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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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Low-height rear rack for Bike Friday New World Tourist folding bike [closed]

I'm looking for a rear rack for my Bike Friday New World Tourist (20" wheels). I've come across a bunch of rear racks like this one that sit high above the wheel. But I'm searching for one that is not ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 these ...
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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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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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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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Minimal Low-Rider Touring Front Rack Recommendations

We're in need of a good, reliable low-rider front rack for long distance touring. I've come across a good number of heavy-duty front racks with low rider rails like this from blackburn (source: ...
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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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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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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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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 ...