Touring - Rear rack that attaches to eyelets, and seat post
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05-18-08, 08:11 PM
I have another older bike from the 80s that has
eyelets for a bike rack near the rear hubs.
But, it doesn't have bosses on the seat stays.
Is there a rack that attaches to the eyelets,
and then uses a clamp to attach to the seat post?
I think that I've seen these, but I can't
find them. Who are the manufacturers, or
where can I get them?
(I'm already familiar with the P-clamps.)
05-18-08, 08:21 PM
Yeah there is a clamp that will work and I used it on a 2 1/2 month tour without a problem. I looked for a picture but could not find one. It looks like a circuler clamp on one end and a u-clamp on the other. They are about $3.00 where I live.
05-18-08, 08:57 PM
Tis is waht it looks like.
05-19-08, 03:17 AM
I have a rack with a similar attachment system, and I think you won't be satisfied with it. Having only one single point of attachment in the center is too unstable. I use the rack in question on an older sport touring bike, which is my "get around town" bike and not my touring bike. (It has 27 inch wheels.) I have done one light tour on this bike, for which I used only rear panniers, and only small ones.
The rack just isn't strong enough or stable enough for heavily loaded touring. I would recommend a stronger rack with the P-clamps.
06-30-08, 02:16 AM
Here is a dupe post, also in another thread
Adding bike rack eyelets to a bike with none? (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=419590&highlight=)
Well, the framebuilder I was thinking of was on vacation until
into July. So, I went ahead and bought an Axiom Odysee rack.
The idea being, to see how well the bike handled with
weight on the rear. And to start riding it to work.
But it works awful on my roadbike!!!!
See the pictures:
Just look at how high the center of gravity is!
It's definitely a rack for mountain bikes.
It is well made. Light. Good tig welding. The area for
the pannier hooks is just the right distance down.
Too bad they didn't make it for a road bike.
You would figure that they would put pictures on
their website of the rack mounted on different bikes.
But, it's just nice pictures of the racks on a
seamless background. You only do that to admire it.
Couldn't find it in silver either.
That black would be scratched in no time.
BTW, I tried to find p clamps too. But the stay is
so narrow, that nothing fits tight.
What an incredible waste of my time. To save how much
weight of an eyelet????
06-30-08, 10:17 PM
Get a traditional rear rack and use P-clamps around the seatstays. The struts linking the rack to the seatstays don't carry weight; they just keep the rack upright and prevent it from wiggling around. So your P-clamps won't slide around.
+1 get p-clamps, clamp to the seat stays.
blackburn makes a rack that comes with the p-clamps. ive used it on tour and held all my gear for 2500 miles fine. its their basic model, sold at most lbses and is under $40
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