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Rack suggestions for my Gunnar?(4 posts)

Rack suggestions for my Gunnar?DoothaBartman
May 17, 2002 3:15 PM
With school behind me for the summer I have rekindled a love affair with my bike. This year I'm interested in long distance riding for the fun of it, keeping my average around 13 or 14 mph and enjoying the ride.

I'm wanting to put a rack on my bike to carry my food and water (I'll need lots of both) and I'm wondering if there are racks that I can use on my bike that provide more attachements than a quick release seatpost model.

I've come across a model by Blackburn called the Expedition (or the EX-2) that appears to have clamps that will fit over the dropouts and chainstays. Does anyone have experience with this model? Would anyone recomend it? Are there other models that will fit my Gunnar in this manner?

I've got a Gunnar Tire Biter that has the same geometry as the more recent Hot Dog (I think).

Any recomendations will be greatly appreciated.
Blackburn's fine...but you can buy clamps alone...cory
May 17, 2002 3:50 PM
...and use almost any rack.
I've had a couple of Blackburns, one for probably 10 years. They're strong and good value for the money. But those vinyl-coated clamps can be bought separately and let you use nearly any rack you like. Grant Petersen at Rivendell (www.rivendellbicycles.com) sells them if you can't find them in shops; he also has a nice selection of racks, including some high-buck Nittos he says you can carry a hippo on. I think Home Depot may also have the clamps (they have other uses than bikes). Better to buy them locally if you can--it's a shame to pay 6 bucks shipping for $3 worth of stuff.
They're called "P clamps". Avail. at any LBS (nm)samcat
May 18, 2002 4:34 AM
re: Rack suggestions for my Gunnar?Carbon fiber fanatik
May 17, 2002 6:27 PM
cant help ya...i'm still trying to figure out how i'm going to get my martec on my eclipse gt...good luck