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Rack for a roadbike ? (or eyelets)(8 posts)

Rack for a roadbike ? (or eyelets)Jusme
Mar 6, 2003 7:49 AM
What's a good rack for a road bike without brazeons/eyelets? Is it possible to add brazeons to a frame?

And another question what is generally the largest wheel/tire your average road bike can take? Is a 700 x 30 cyclocross tire out of the question?

Thanke ye, thank ye
re: Rack for a roadbike ? (or eyelets)gtscottie
Mar 6, 2003 8:13 AM
You can get racks that hook to your seatpost but generally you can't carry a lot of weight. You can also check with you LBS and they may have lots of ideas. The other option is to pull a trailer if you are touring. I have a BOB YAK that is a great trailer to pull That is how I got around the no eyelet thing.

Not sure about the tire thing
there're seatpost mounted rackscyclopathic
Mar 6, 2003 8:14 AM
even Performance has several models. Unfortunately they have 25lbs limit /no serios touring/. Too bad you don't have eyelets most racks can be mounted w/o brazeons.

The biggest tire you can fit is 28mm and you can't use fenders.
Funny I was going to ask about seatpost racks...MrDan
Mar 6, 2003 8:23 AM
Hmmmm,
I've been wondering about those seatpost racks / rack-pack setups. Are they stable at high speeds, or do they tend to bounce all over the place or otherwise affect handling or annoying in any other way?

... and yes you can get clamps that wrap around the seat stays and serve as attachment points. I haven't set this type of thing up in a long time, but mine have nice plastic "liners" that go between the metal clamp and your precious frame tubes...

-D
Funny I was going to ask about seatpost racks...gtscottie
Mar 6, 2003 8:30 AM
Seat post racks are not as stable as the full bolt on type and some tend to bounce.
the problem I had was the rack mount turning on the seatpost and no matter how hard I tightened it down it seemed to work lose after awhile.
Vinyl-coated clamps solve that problem...Silverback
Mar 6, 2003 8:34 AM
Most bike shops and many hardware stores carry vinyl-coated clamps you can put around the stays, then bolt the racks to those. I've used them many times to carry pretty heavy loads w/no issues at all. I forget what they're called (I always ask for "those little vinyl-covered clamps"). They look like a C with lips, and there are holes in the lips that get the bolts. If you want, you can protect the frame with a turn of bar tape or something, but they don't scratch.
re: Rack for a roadbike ? (or eyelets)dcdre
Mar 6, 2003 1:26 PM
Check out www.oldmanmountain.com. They have racks for both eyelet and non-eyelet bikes, road and MTB. I have one of their rear racks for my MTB which I used a bunch last year. Works great.
re: Rack for a roadbike ? (or eyelets)gtscottie
Mar 6, 2003 3:34 PM
So Cool now why didn't I think of that?!?!