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Old 09-26-09, 11:25 AM   #1
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Integrated rear racks

Any bike I see with an integrated rear rack never seems to have a lower tube (park of the rear rack) parrallel to the ground.
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001454768

My panniers have a hook that needs to attach to that bottom tube and i dont see how a pannier could stay attached without that hook.
Why do these racks exist? Am i missing something... they seem useless.
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Old 09-26-09, 11:42 AM   #2
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My panniers hook into the divets near the bottom of my rear rack, I have never seen a rack such as the one in your link.

http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1253987039309
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get some p-clips and make your own

Got an example of an integrated rack without a hook or horizontal tube there?
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Got an example of an integrated rack without a hook or horizontal tube there?
http://www.globebikes.com/us/en/glob...sp?pid=10HAUL2
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"fully integreated rear rack w/ forged dropout and pannier hook"

Looks like the rearmost fender bolt is attached to a hook for panniers.
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Any bike I see with an integrated rear rack never seems to have a lower tube (park of the rear rack) parrallel to the ground. My panniers have a hook that needs to attach to that bottom tube and i dont see how a pannier could stay attached without that hook.

Why do these racks exist? Am i missing something... they seem useless.
You could ask the same question the other way: "Why do panniers exist that won't fit onto integrated rear racks?

The answer to both questions is simple: They were designed by different people.
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