I am riding a Downtube 20Ē IGH bike. I removed the stock rack because it sat too low and was basically just good for those bags that sit on top of the rack. I installed an old bike rack that was meant for 26Ē wheel bikes, I think. That worked fine for the open grocery panniers since they were small and boxy and the rack rode higher than the original DT one. Hereís the pix of the replacement rack:
Now, Iíve just got some Ortlieb rear classic pannier and Iím having this heel strike issue. Iím already setting the ortliebs as far back as I can go. If you are familiar with the Ortliebs, they look like an upside down pear. Iím wondering if any of you have experience on other racks that could work for me.
I donít have huge feet (size 9-10). Also, I donít really care if the rack interferes with folding since I rarely fold my bike anyway. Thanks in advance.