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Old 10-24-06, 11:21 AM   #1
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hello, i'm wondering what is a good brand and good size for a rack? i'm using the bike for school as well. i sometimes have to carry a lot to school- but there's also a inter campus shuttle. so my commute to school on days with a lot of stuff would be 1.5-2 miles. anyway, any help is appreciated.
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hello, i'm wondering what is a good brand and good size for a rack? i'm using the bike for school as well. i sometimes have to carry a lot to school- but there's also a inter campus shuttle. so my commute to school on days with a lot of stuff would be 1.5-2 miles. anyway, any help is appreciated.
Delta racks are good and cheap.
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+1 for the Delta.

The only thing I don't like about mine is that it doesn't have the extra loop of tubing extending towards the lower rear, but it holds 50 lbs+ of groceries.

If I see one of the touring type racks, I'll get it to replace it, but the Delta's been good for me.
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Jandd racks. I have this one.
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You could look at the Topeak racks as well if their panniers fit your needs. The MTX system is pretty easy to attach/detach.
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http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...cat%3A%20Racks

The strut coming straight down from the back of the rack stops the rear of the pannier from swinging into the spokes when doing sudden manoeuvres.
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I have a Blackburn and a clone of a Blackburn and they both work well.
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