Hey guys and gals,
For my bike tour i am looking into getting a real sturdy and hopefully not too heavy bike rack that will fit (i don't mind tinkering) my Twenty. Do you guys have any suggestions as to what might be good?
Maybe something like a 'Blackburn Mountainrack I' as these are still affordable, any experience with these on 20 inch? Of course a Tubus or Old man Mountain would be excellent but they are way expensive. What i am also confused about, are there 20 inch specific racks worth considering or should you go for a full size rack?
I am thinking that the normal size rack is handy because you could hang off long(er)/deep panniers despite the 20 inch wheel. On the other hand a 20 inch specific rack would mean the center of gravity would be lower which seems preferable.
Ideally i think i'd like a 20 inch specific as it might be sturdier too and i don't intend to use huge or very deep panniers. Which leads me to my next question.
I have looked into making my own Panniers out of rectangular buckets (much info on these boards) and it seems very promising. However most of the buckets used are pretty darn huge, even for a full size bike. I want to use pretty narrow buckets and not too deep, so they still clear the ground ok, so not square big buckets. Anyone know any narrow hard shell plastic buckets with a lid that i could get? There are so many different goods stored and sold in this type of container (Kitty Litter, Mussels, Chemicals used for storing archives and post etc) that i reckon there must be some around, i am just not sure in what direction to look.