Questions tagged [rack]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Light for Tubus rear rack [closed]

I recently received a Tubus rack that I am happy with. In the instructions there is a wide rear light with a double point attachment. I want one of those big lights - can someone tell me of one? ...
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Which is the safest side to place a foldable rack-attaching bike basket?

I recently received a foldable bike basket which attaches to my back rack as a gift, which I am really excited about - it will make my commute a lot easier. However, I am not sure which side of the ...
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Quick Release Rack with Horizontal Dropouts

I own a 1980s Panasonic (steel) road bike without eyelets for a rack or fenders, and I'd like to add a rack. The seat stays and chain stays on this bike are a bit thinner than I'd be comfortable to ...
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Pannier rear rack with no eyelets

I have a rear bike rack similar to this one, but I have no top or bottom eyelets on my Lemond bike. I want to attach it with p-clamps for a 3 day tour. How much weight can p-clamps hold? Do you have ...
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difference between rack mounts and fender mounts?

is there a specific way that bike builders build mounts/eyelets for racks for panniers and eyelets that hold fenders? I'm specifically thinking about eyelets on the rear dropouts. I know that if a ...
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Will These Bike Racks Fit a 2002 Citroen Berlingo?

Could someone please advise me as to whether either (or both!) of the following bike racks will fit on the back of a 2002 Citroen Berlingo? 3 Carrier with Clips 2 Carrier without Clips Please note: ...
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Tapping threads into braze-ons

I have a rather old frame that doesn't have threads on the rear rack braze-ons, and thus requires a nut. This nut makes contact with the chain if the chain is on the outer sprocket, so I'd like to tap ...
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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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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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Which rack top bag fits an 11" MacBook Air with space for a little padding?

The goal is to carry a change of clothes and the MacBook Air (1.7 cm high, 29.95 cm wide, 19.2 cm deep and 1.06 kg) on a 14km commute. I've used Ortlieb panniers (on a Tubus rack) but I don't like the ...
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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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Rear Rack for Cannondale Trail 6 with Disc brakes

I was having a real trouble finding a suitable rear rack for my bike, a Cannondale Trail 6, with disc brakes. My usual bike use is to the office (bag containing laptop, lunch, rain jacket, etc. with ...
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Which pannier racks give the best heel clearance?

I've just bought a new bike (Pinnacle Neon 1 2013) which has a 42cm chainstay. Just to be on the safe side, I was wondering which racks provide more heel clearance than average? I'll only be using it ...
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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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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 ...