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    Mounting rear rack on Seek 0?

    Has anyone had success with mounting a rear rack to a Giant Seek 0 with the IGH? The bike has replaceable dropouts and I am at a loss on how to attach a rack to the bike. I have attached pics show the rear dropouts. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    You might find a way to use that bolt for a rack,

    But, plastidipped steel P clips around the tube seen above.
    weight borne by the weld bead, and another pair of P clips up where the top front mount needs to go..

    Or have you considered a seatpost mount beam rack?

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    I love it!!

    A $1,200 city/commuter bike with no provision for a rack. Curious, does it have fender clearance?

    Makes me wonder if the designer's brain is saddle damaged.

    Anyway, you can mount a rack using the P-clips made for this very purpose. For the top strap you can use the single center strap that goes to the brake bolt hole on the seatstay bridge, if they thought to drill one, otherwise 2 straps to the seat stays with 2 more P-clips.
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    Well I am an idiot. I began to fashion up a mounting system using the P-clips that everyone advised as a good solution. Then I noticed threads inside of the large 'bolt' that holds the dropout on. Sure enough, perfectly threaded for a 5mm socket head. FBinNY -- Now that I have discovered that these 'bolts' are internally threaded, there are plenty of mounting locations. Also, it would be tight but I believe there is enough clearance for fenders as well. This really is an enjoyable bike to ride and a step up from my 2007 base model Specialized Hardrock for commuting and normal town travel. Thanks again for everyone's help.

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    Thanks for the update, I'm happy to hear that the designers weren't totally brain dead.
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    My road bike has no place for bolting on a rear rack. Can someone post a pic of the "P-clips" mentioned above? I was thinking of some type of clamps. I also have the Wald collapsing baskets on my other hybrid and want to mount them on the road bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelldog View Post
    My road bike has no place for bolting on a rear rack. Can someone post a pic of the "P-clips" mentioned above? I was thinking of some type of clamps.
    Thanks,
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    Here's a picture of Jandd's offerings
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenBurchfield View Post
    Well I am an idiot. I began to fashion up a mounting system using the P-clips that everyone advised as a good solution. Then I noticed threads inside of the large 'bolt' that holds the dropout on. Sure enough, perfectly threaded for a 5mm socket head. FBinNY -- Now that I have discovered that these 'bolts' are internally threaded, there are plenty of mounting locations. Also, it would be tight but I believe there is enough clearance for fenders as well. This really is an enjoyable bike to ride and a step up from my 2007 base model Specialized Hardrock for commuting and normal town travel. Thanks again for everyone's help.
    Do you mean like the Sheldon Fender Nuts?

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    Perfect! Thank you FBinNY!!!

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