I am considering purchasing one of the Dahon 26" folding bikes (the Jack model). I want to be able to use this bike for touring, so I need to find out whether I can attach front & rear racks and a pannier bag system (bags mounted to both the front and back). Can a rear rack be attached to the bike? If so, will the bike still fold properly? (Same questions for the front rack.) Will most standard pannier bag systems work with this bike?
I notice that in the accessories category on the Dahon website, there are rear racks available for the 16" and 20" bikes, but they do not have a rear rack that fits the 26" bikes. I am wondering if this is because a rear rack cannot be mounted on the 26" bikes, or is there some other reason?
Thanks for any help with this.