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    Industrial Designer DucatiTorrey's Avatar
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    Need help modifying rear pannier rack to fit SS!!!

    Hey everyone, so im working on a small peugeot SS project for kicks. Basically a bar bike, but also for random rides through town with the wife.

    A friend of mine also hooked be up with a free rear luggage / pannier rack.

    but, it doesn't fit. I could just put the rack on my schwinn Mt Bike but, thats no fun.

    i want something like this on the SS for trips downtown, or to the farmers market


    here is the problem.






    i am totally open to modifying the rack itself, but not the bike. the bike has brazons on the low end, but not up top.

    just realized too, i need to hook up the brake still too. crap.

    any ideas?

    any cheap racks out there like this one that i could use fuss free? like 20 bucks cheap?


    thanks

    Jim

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    Senior Member JAG410's Avatar
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    Some hardware store "p clamps" should fix ya up for about a dollar.

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    Industrial Designer DucatiTorrey's Avatar
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    would i need t cut the arms shorter for the new p clamps though? the arms are way too long, if i tipped it back to fit, i would look ridiculous, almost 30 degrees backward downslope right?

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    i think i just may cut the arm down, grind two slides of each flat to fit into new p clamps, new paint and call it good, just gotta make sure the brake will fit still.

    before shortening.

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    It is strange that a rack would even be made without adjustable 'arms'. Wow.

    But yes, I would cut down the arms and use P clamps. Or some sort of clamp. You'll need to drill holes in the arms to use P clamps, I believe. There must be some other sort of clamp which would not require you to do that.
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    that rack was made for mountain bikes.

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    Industrial Designer DucatiTorrey's Avatar
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    yeah it was made for mt bikes. just trying to get away with it. I was going to put it on my Ducati but that got a lot more weird looks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
    that rack was made for mountain bikes.
    Not necessarily, my Trek 620 touring bike came with one just like that. A lot of those racks have non-adjustable arms because they were made to fit one particular frame.

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