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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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 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 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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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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Drill into steel frame for cargo rack

So I have a bike without pegs for the mounting of a cargo bike rack. It is a steel frame so I was thinking of installing make-shift pegs myself. Is this going to breach the integrity of the frame? ...
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Drilling and cutting rack mounting bracket arms

I bought a rear rack so I can finally switch from backpack to pannier. My bicycle is 28" so I picked a rack that can cover 26-28" with "adjustable height screws". Upon trying to mount it, I ...
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Pannier rack for larger diameter seat post

I have recently purchased an old, second-hand folding (or at least collapsable) bike, a Daewoo shuttle to be precise. In order to use it for commuting, I would like to fit a pannier rack onto it. It ...
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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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Tying tether on old luggage rack

I've got a bike with an ultra-old luggage rack which isn't of the kind which has a cheap spring-loaded "clasp" but rather an elastic tether which is permanently attached to the frame at the front and ...
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How can I extend my rear rack backwards?

My pannier rack/carrier is not long enough and consequently, if I want to pedal with the tip of my feet, my heel touches my bike bags. I have seen that Basil sells a "carrier extender" (see there), ...
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Should I buy a new bike rack if my current one has been bent?

I recently bought a bike rack from a well-trusted store to fit onto my schwinn circuit bike. Just today, however, I had accidentally bent the bike rack. It wasn't horribly disfigured but it was ...
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What do i do if the bicycle rack on the bus is full? [duplicate]

I'm planning on riding the bus to my friends house tomorrow (so i would like answers asap please) and i'm planning on taking my bike so we can ride together but im worried the bike rack on the bus is ...
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rack for Kona Paddy Wagon

I have a 2010 Kona Paddy Wagon which I use for commuting and I'm tired of riding with a heavy backpack (I need to carry a laptop). The bike has only one set of eyelets, which I currently use for ...
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My rear wheel keeps getting side to side wobble issues. Can it be too much pannier weight?

It's now already the second time that the rear wheel has issues with side to side wobble and I would like to understand why this is happening. The first time I had a bike mechanic to tune the true ...
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Luggage carrier for fatbike [closed]

I need a bicycle luggage carrier (rack) for my Scott Big Ed fat bike, but it is not easy to find one that fits. And it looks like it is not possible to add front rack since the bike has front ...
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Stripped threading on upper rear rack bracket

One of the rear rack holes on my aluminum frame have become stripped after a year of taking the rear rack off at least once a week. I've been using this bike for commuting and weekend riding, so I ...
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Oval p-clamps for front rack mounting in fork

I would love to find some oval p-clips to mount a small front rack on a bicycle without any eyletes. Are there any available? Or any other solution?
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Luggage rack - upper fastener broken. Can it be repaired?

Recently the upper fastener of my luggage rack broke. The part that broke is a small block with two holes, which connects the rod that is screwed to the frame with the rod of the luggage rack. See ...
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Rack and fender on one eyelet spacing issue

I just had fenders mounted on my bike, but there is a minor issue. Here is the picture of the situation: The two fender stays can be see going to the left of the image, and the rack stay is the ...
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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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When installing a rear rack, should I attach the struts to the frame or the seat post on my small bike?

For context, the bike is a small Giant Liv Alight and the rack is a Transit Rear Rack which carries up to 40 lbs. The distance between the mounting eyelets on the rack and the ones in the frame is ...
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Bike Rack (w/hitch) - Any easy-to-remove anti-wobble bolts/pins?

I've just purchased a hitch for my car and the Allen S535 bike rack. It comes with an anti-wobble bolt that is screwed onto the hitch but it is very time consuming when I need to remove the rack off ...
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What type of bicycle parking rack should my company install? [closed]

Recently there are many people coming by bicycle to our company. I would like to solve the problem about where they should park their bikes. Do you have any suggestion about what type of bike racks ...
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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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“Racing bikes” with fenders and a rack

I'm new to the sport of cycling, although I have been biking as transportation for a few years. I'm a poor college student in possession of a hybrid bike, a Mongoose Crossway. I went into a local ...
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Rear rack or similar storage options for child's bike (16" wheels)

My 4 year old has taken to riding with abandon, and we're starting to get into summer, where we hope to do some trails together. I have a rear wheel bike rack which is sufficient for storage of what ...
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Carry road bike inside an SUV

I'm in the process of getting a road bike. I already have a SUV with interior space large enough to carry a road bike. Worst case, I might have to remove the front tire and place it horizontally. Are ...
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Can a carbon fiber bike have rack eyelets?

With the new generation of gravel bikes, I was curious if any of them are being made with carbon fiber frames and rack eyelets. Are carbon frames capable of bearing the weight of racks installed on ...
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Best setup for lightweight cycle touring with Ti road bike

Should I use rack or trailer? Touring would be B & B normally, but might involve some minimal-gear camping (no cooking) occasionally. If a rack - what type is best? - there are no braze-ons for a ...
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How to install rear rack & fenders on a vintage road bike

How feasible is it to install a rear rack and fenders on common vintage road bike frames (e.g. Peugeot PX-8, Raleigh Record/Super Course etc.), and how can it be done, exactly?-- on my "true" ...
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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.
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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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Panniers or rack bags for photography equipment

Currently I am cycling a lot with a backpack (specifically a chrome citizen), whilst the bag is brilliant it's just not big enough for everything I'm carrying, and with a lot of weight in it it hurts. ...
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Are there fenders designed specifically for bikes with racks?

I have a bike with a rear rack and want to buy a rear fender. Is there any fender that is specifically designed to be used in a combination with a bike rack?
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What is the best technique for carrying a large box on my bike rack?

FedEx has a large package for me, and it has me wondering--what's the best way to carry a large box on a bike with a rear rack? What types of tie-downs, knots, etc should be used? For context, this ...
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Can anyone suggest a way to mount my rack to prevent it impeding the rear brake?

I have a topeak rear rack the mounting of which is interfering with the operation of the rear brake. Unfortunately, my frame (a 2009 Scott Sportster P4) only has mounting lugs on the outside of the ...
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Experience with surfboard bike rack (or cart)

I want to make (DYS) a rack or cart for carrying a surfboard on my bike. The idea would be to have space for only 1 board and being able to go as far as 150 km. So it should be as light as possible, ...
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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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What kind of tail lights can I attach to the rear of my rack?

Every taillight I've owned has mounted to the seat post, but when I load my rear rack the seatpost light is no longer visible. Instead, I'd like to mount a light to the rear of my rack, which has a ...
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Do I need a special rack for my Schwinn Ascension hybrid bike with disk brakes?

Do I need a special rear rack for my Schwinn Ascension Hybrid bike that has disc brakes? Or will the regular Schwinn bike rack work
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Can I carry my folding bike by using the rack as a handle?

I put a new rack on this bike. The rack says it can hold up to 25 kg which is about 50 pounds. Can I use this rack to grab it and carry it while it is folded? The bike is about 35 pounds. Or this ...
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Pannier rack restricting dérailleur movements

I fitted a pannier rack to my bike and the placement of it caused the rear derailluer cable and housing to be pushed outwards slightly, increasing the tension in the cable, I guess. The derailleur ...
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Does anyone have any special notes on buying pannier racks?

I have a 520 mm cro-mo vintage tsunado road bike. It has 27 inch wheels. I'm putting a pannier rack on the back *preferably steel, but I'll consider Al. It doesn't have the upper mounts but the ...
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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 ...