Questions tagged [rack]

Use for racks that are installed on your bike. For the sort of rack that you park your bike in, please use the PARKING tag.

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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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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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Recumbent, diamond-frame or trailer to move heavy things?

Heavy things can be a lot of books, full beer cans, construction woods and other misc in a place where I cannot use a car and the trip is long and suitable for riding. So which one would you favor? ...
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Best way to mount a big backpack to rack?

Title says it all. I have a 65L backpack and would like to mount it on bike rack so it's most convenient to ride with and doesn't catch much air friction. Currently I'm doing this (sorry for the bad ...
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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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Would a backpack or cargo rack be better for commuting? [duplicate]

Right now I use a backpack to hold all of my supplies including spare tubes, pump, patch kits, tools, my change of clothes for work, etc. This is the backpack I use: It's about as comfortable as a ...
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Locking a vehicle bicycle rack

We are planning a trip with a bike rack attached to our trailer hitch. What is the best way to lock the bikes while the vehicle is unattended? I see some racks have locks on the knobs but they don't ...
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Will using a pannier rack mounting kit damage a carbon frame Axiom vs Tubus

I am hoping to buy one of these in the next few weeks: Specialized Roubaix SL4 Expert Disc Di2 2014 Road Bike But I will be using it for commuting and need some luggage so I need to fit a pannier ...
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Luggage rack attachments for laptops?

So, while out riding my bike, I really dislike having a backpack on. I have a trek luggage rack on my bicycle and would love to find something that could attach to it, capable of holding a 17" laptop,...
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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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Rack (& Pannier) for a bike with disc brakes

I'd like to get a rack for my bike (Haibike Land). The problem is that the bottom screws are blocked by the disc brake: (If it is not obvious from the photo, the brake and its mounting screws are in ...
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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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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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Safest way to carry luggage on my carbon frame?

I'm planning a 5 day trip on my Trek Madone 4.5. We are planning on staying motels so don't need to carry camping equipment. I need to find some type of rack that is compatible with my carbon frame - ...
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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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What kind of bike rack can go with this bike?

I'm looking for a bike rack to put on my bike so that I can hookup the baby seat with the bike. However, I don't see anywhere on my bike where I can mount the front bracket arms of the rack to it (...
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Can bicycle parking stands damage wheels? [duplicate]

I mean stands like this: If there is a little bit of wind or someone pushes your bike when they are trying to park, can the lateral forces damage the wheel?
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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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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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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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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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Do I need a Blackburn bike rack for my CoPilot Limo kids seat, or will the vintage Schwinn rack do?

I was given a CoPilot kids bike seat and the instructions say that it requires a Blackburn EX-1 rack. But will my Schwinn bike rack do the trick, safely?
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Front pannier and child-seat balance

I transport my 15 Kg kid on a child-seat. I want to set a pair of panniers. Even if I could put them on a rear rack (I don't know if I can), would it be a good idea to choose a front pannier system ...
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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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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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Trying to fit a Blackburn EX1 rack to my bike

My wife brought a second hand CoPilot Limo seat for her bike which came with a Blackburn EX1 rack. I have just tried to fit this but came accross a hopefully minor problem. Her bike is a Giant ...
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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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How can I mount a pannier rack on my (carbon fibre) Trek Madone 4.5? [duplicate]

I want to be able to mount a rack on the back of my trek madone but it has no braze-ons and I can't mount a rack to the QR because of a little wall/lip thing surrounds the QR.