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    Seatpost rack on a carbon fiber seatpost

    I would like to get a seatpost rack for when I use my bike for commuting. However, I have a carbon fiber seatpost, and a bike shop employee told me that you should not use such a rack with a carbon fiber seatpost. I have also found this advice by searching on bikeforums.net. However, I have discovered that my seat post is actually a carbon-wrapped seatpost. This leads to two questions:

    1. Are all carbon seatposts actually carbon-wrapped seatposts?
    2. If carbon-wrapped seatposts are different than carbon seatposts, is it okay to clamp a seatpost rack on it.

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    1: No...

    2: If you're light weight, and won't be carrying much on the rack...it *might* be okay, but why take the chance? You could just buy a cheap alloy post, and not have to worry about the seatpost breaking...

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    Cheap alloy post = $10.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kramnnim View Post
    2: If you're light weight, and won't be carrying much on the rack...it *might* be okay, but why take the chance? You could just buy a cheap alloy post, and not have to worry about the seatpost breaking...
    I would be carrying light loads, but I am NOT light weight (220 lb). As it is, I can feel some flex in the seat post.

    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    Cheap alloy post = $10.
    An alloy post it is then. Thanks for the advice.

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    Check out the racks made for the Electra/Townie bikes. I believe they can be mounted using the seat tube instead of seat post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneTrak View Post
    Check out the racks made for the Electra/Townie bikes. I believe they can be mounted using the seat tube instead of seat post.
    I'm not sure what Electra/Townie bikes are. Are these a brand, or are they a type of bike?

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    Electra is the brand name. Here is a link to their accessories.
    http://www.electrabike.com/miva/merc...egory_Code=TRR

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