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road bike seatpost rack: any recommendations?(7 posts)

road bike seatpost rack: any recommendations?Marc in Montréal
May 17, 2001 1:38 PM
Hello all! When using my road bike I miss the rear wheel rack of my touring bike. Must be a quick release mechanism seatpost rack and very light. Thanks for ideas. MARC
re: road bike seatpost rack: any recommendations?pmf
May 17, 2001 2:09 PM
I use a seat rack on my beater bike (a Kestrel ... oh, the shame) for commuting. I recommend you forget about a rack with quick release. It'll still be a pain to take on and off. You'll spend lots of time monkeying with the rack when you put it on because you want to have it on the post against the seat collar (if you're using a bag on it). The easier thing to do is just get another post and saddle. Permanently afix a rack onto one post with a saddle. If you want to ride without the rack, pull off the whole thing and stick the other post/saddle on. Its a little expensive, but very convenient.
Topeak makes oneShelley
May 17, 2001 2:54 PM
I have one that I use on both my mountain bike and road bike. It is made by Topeak (can be found at just about any mail order company, ebay has them or your local bike shop) and works great. Has a quick release so you do not have to take your seatpost in & out or have to mess with screwing it on at all. Only can put about 20lbs on it, so it is not made for heavy touring. How light it is I cannot say in comparison to others like it. I think Performance makes a similar one as well as Delta. Not sure if they are both quick release or not. Hope that helps some!!
Try MootsLazy
May 17, 2001 4:00 PM
I think Moots has a rack for seatpost use. Titanium too. I'm sure it's very aero. LOL
Try Mootsthbirks
May 17, 2001 9:07 PM
I just saw that in their ad in Dirtrag. Ahh, i mean velonews. It looks real spiffy. Apparently you have to use their bag with it, i think. I'm gonna go check their site now.
Thanks everyonesMarc in Montréal
May 18, 2001 8:25 AM
That Moots Titanium rack is JUST WHAT I WANTED! GREATTTT!!!!
re: road bike seatpost rack: any recommendations?Stickers
May 17, 2001 7:50 PM
Trans-It by Performance is light. It is not quick release, I do have a quick release here, can't get rid of it. Too easy to steal. Too heavy. Keep in mind that your saddle needs to be quite a bit above the seat tube on your frame, or there will not be much room for your STUFF. Good Luck.