Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Fallbrook,Calif./Palau del Vidre, France
Bikes: Klein QP, Fuji touring, Surly Cross Check, BCH City bike
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Originally Posted by RobCat
I've heard nasty tales of those seat-post racks breaking the seat-post when overloaded. I'd avoid them altogether.
The reason I ride my oldest road bike in the winter is I am willing to put a rack on it..Seat post mounted type. It says they are rated at 10 lbs. carrying load..Since It is not my commuter bike, I have no problem with it. On the older road bike, I usually need only store a heavy jacket for early AM rides in the winter- and need a place to peel it off when it is warmer about noon....... No way I am going to despoil my newer Klein road bike with a rack...
A commuter bike..That is another situation..I need panniers over my rack for that. I just prefer my bike to feel light. Does not ride the same with 40 lbs. on its rear. Usually my load to work is probably no more than 15 lbs. So that is acceptable..
Still like the feel of my aluminum road bike in the summer, when I can go out and need not carry a thing, except what is in my wedgie or jersey pockets.