Rack

Discussion in 'General Cycling' started by Brendan Halpin, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Amy suggestions for a rear rack for a bike with eyes in the drop-out but
    no bosses on the seat stays?

    Are P-clips the answer?

    Brendan
     
    Brendan Halpin, Sep 2, 2011
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  2. Or a seat clamp with rack mounts. eg something like this:
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=19012
    There are a few different brands for these, with different diameters
    available.

    P-clips are fine anyway, unless you are going to be carrying very heavy
    loads (or maybe if you have a carbon frame).

    Or you could attach a rack to the brake mounts somehow (assuming
    V-brakes or cantilevers).
     
    Craig Wallace, Sep 2, 2011
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    Clive George Guest

    Blackburn supply P-clips with their heavy expedition racks, so I suspect
    they reckon they're up to it. The seat stay mounts don't take anything
    like the load the chainstay ones do, and have you seen the crappy strips
    of bendy metal between the rack and the stays?
     
    Clive George, Sep 2, 2011
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    Ron Lowe Guest

    P-clips work fine, or you can self-engineer a bracket that is held by
    the brake mounting bolt. I've seen several of these on Audaxes,and
    they varied from rough to well-engineered.
     
    Ron Lowe, Sep 2, 2011
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  5. The seat clamp is something I didn't know existed, and it might work
    well here -- it's a small frame. P-clips are even simpler, though.

    Thanks all, for the info.

    Brendan
     
    Brendan Halpin, Sep 2, 2011
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    Rob Morley Guest

    On Fri, 02 Sep 2011 14:08:28 +0100
    Usually - the front mounts only need to steady the rack, the bottom
    mounts take most of the load. Try to angle the straps so their
    attachment points are equidistant from the bottom mount, to reduce the
    likelihood that they will bend.
     
    Rob Morley, Sep 2, 2011
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    Phil W Lee Guest

    (Brendan Halpin) considered Fri, 02 Sep 2011
    14:08:28 +0100 the perfect time to write:
    Yes, P-clips, seat clamp with rack-mounts, or 3 point mounting, using
    the seatstay bridge.

    The weight almost all goes through the eyes on the drop-out, so the
    top mounts only need to be strong enough to stop the rack tilting
    forward or back.
    4 point is better than 3 point, as it helps prevent side to side sway.

    If you go the P-clip route, get vinyl coated ones, or put heat-shrink
    over them before fitting, to protect the frame finish.
     
    Phil W Lee, Sep 2, 2011
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