Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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Originally Posted by MKahrl
Can you put a normal rack on the bike that attaches to the rear dropouts and seatstays? It will carry your load lower which will feel better and there will be plenty of room.
I find seat post racks to be badly designed and annoying. They were created for mountain bikes with rear suspension but it seems that bike manufacturers used them as an excuse to stop putting eyelets on dropouts and seat stays and when customers want to carry something on their bike they hand them a seatpost rack. I can't count how often I've seen such a rack swinging off to starboard or port on someone's bike.
This is why I recommended the Amoeba- This one works- but you have to find the bit out in the real world instead on the cyber version of their web site.
Now a real proper rack is by far the best idea, but it is not suitable for all bikes or all uses.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.