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Old 01-18-12, 04:57 AM   #1
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[Oyama Rockaway] What rear rack to buy?

Hello,

The Oyama Rockaway seems like a good product, light and fast. And at 375, it's dirt cheap.

However, I'd like to add a rack in the back: Anybody knows what brand/model I could use?

Thank you.
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Well if dirt cheap is your first priority..

I have seen this and I am thinking of buying one: http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/sl-tourne...k865-prod2044/

If you want to use panniers (and do not care about folding size or only use the rack once in a while) a full size could be fitted, maybe you need longer stays from the rack to the seatstays on the bike http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/rack-spares-dept964_pg1/ .

You could be lucky and find one of the Dahon racks could fit. Best is if you can find a shop that sell them or at least a Dahon 20" bike with a rack to compare with.
http://www.fudgescyclestore.com/index.php?c=4019
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It's not my priority, but it seems pretty good value for the money. Thanks for the links.

Ideally, I'd like to get a rear rack + bag (lighter than metal panier) that is confirmed to be Dahon-compatible.

There are several brands/models for rear racks:

ArcLite Rack
http://www.dahon.com/node/759

Dahon Tour Rear Rack
http://www.safetycycle.com/tourrearrack.html

Aluminum rear rack 20
http://www.nycewheels.com/dahon-rack-20-bk.html

DAHON Traveller Rear Rack
http://www.derfaltradshop.de/DAHON-T...-Rack-11-black
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Bike Friday's comes off and folds flat when packing is needed.
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Which racks/bags do you mean?

Racks, Rear
https://www.bikefriday.com/thestore/index.php?cPath=64

Bags
https://www.bikefriday.com/thestore/index.php?cPath=2
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This rack is the folder
https://www.bikefriday.com/thestore/...oducts_id=9461

Any bag should work, if you pay attention to heel strike issues, any bag would have to be removed to fold.
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You may be better with a rack on the front to give a better center of mass, the added benefit is having anything you're carrying in view. There are plenty of racks designed to fit to V brake bosses and fork crown.
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They have similar frame bikes with racks http://www.oyama.eu/st-james.php , possibly they will sell you a spare part.
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Thanks for the input. I'll measure things when the bike gets here and check which rear or front rack I can use.
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Thanks for the input. I'll measure things when the bike gets here and check which rear or front rack I can use.
Here's the basic rack I ended up getting.

Besides what's available from Bike Friday, what bag/panier would you recommend? I'm thinking of getting a bag because they're lighter than panier made of metal.

Thanks.
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Which rack did you choose for your Oyama Rockaway?

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Here's the basic rack I ended up getting.

Besides what's available from Bike Friday, what bag/panier would you recommend? I'm thinking of getting a bag because they're lighter than panier made of metal.

Thanks.
I'm thinking of using the Oyama Rockaway for an upcoming bikepacking trip in Europe. But, I'd need a rack to fit my gear and backpack. I was thinking of using the following:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A1W2OWN6UUWIF7

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER


Do you think these would work, since you put one on your bike?

Thanks! TJ
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I like most of the brands/bikes on this forum. However Oyama is not one of them, I consider them to be very dishonest.

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I sold that bike a long time ago.

I don't know if the front rack will fit, but the rear rack certainly won't: "Adjustable for 26- or 28-inch bicycle tires and features universal fitting set"

Besides, regular rear racks for folding bikes aren't very good because they don't provide heel clearance and you'll end up hitting the bags with your feet.

Here are the racks you could use:
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Thank you for your reply!

I'm new to this so still learning. I think I found one that will work below:

Ortlieb Racktime Fold-It Bike Rack - Save 40%

This guy seems to have made it work on his bike friday touring bike.

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/...page_id=159354

Then, I'd like to do a diy handlebar bag holder...something like this:

DIY pannier handlebar mount - All

What do you think?

Also, what was your experience with the Oyama Rockaway....could it handle a tour around an island or more?

Thanks again for your help. It's much appreciated. --Tiffany



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I sold that bike a long time ago.

I don't know if the front rack will fit, but the rear rack certainly won't: "Adjustable for 26- or 28-inch bicycle tires and features universal fitting set"

Besides, regular rear racks for folding bikes aren't very good because they don't provide heel clearance and you'll end up hitting the bags with your feet.

Here are the racks you could use:
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You'll have to check that the Ortlieb rack fits that bike by measuring where the eyelets are located compared to the center of the rear wheel and the frame. Hopefully, they're standard and any rack that fits Dahons will fit on the Rockaway.

"Treveller Rear Rack"
DAHON Bikes USA:*Folding Bike Racks

Alternatively, you could get a regular rear rack to carry a bag pack askew as shown in the Path less pedaled video:
"Path less pedaled: Backpacks on Bromptons"
Video: Backpacks on Bromptons @ The Path Less Pedaled


More ideas:
Carrying Luggage on a Folding Bike (Brompton, Tern, Dahon) | CyclingAbout

The only travel I did with the Rockaway for a week-long trip in the Netherlands and it worked OK. It's an entry-level folding bike with seven speeds. For the same kind of money, I would have bought a second-hand Dahon, but I didn't know about folding bikes back then.
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I like the look of the rear suspension bikes from this manufacturer on ebay. Anyone tried them?
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I like the look of the rear suspension bikes from this manufacturer on ebay. Anyone tried them?
why not provide a link to the bike your referring to?
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