Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: On Canada
Bikes: Swissbike LX, Iron Horse Maverick 3.0, Myata Triathalon, Giant Seek II, Giant Seek III
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I recently bought this kewl folding Swiss bike
Before that I had a fixed bike with disc brakes and I bought a specialized aluminum rack for it -- specialize to fit on bikes with disc brakes.
With the new folding bike, the rack won't fit when it is folded because the sidebars that go down to the back axle stick out too much.
I have seen those straight racks that only attached to the back seat post but had some questions about them if any of you have them;
First, are they effective as a rear fender? Or do you still have to use a fender?
Second, because they don't have any frame rails going down, what stops the saddle bags from bumping against the back tire and possibly getting sucked in and ripped apart?
And third, I don't see any adjustment where they attach to the back seat post so how do you know that your rear seat rack will be sitting straight or angled up or down?
Please help as this has caused me sleepless nights for weeks now
I also have my original aluminum rack for sale
if anybody needs one.