Preparing for a tour
Alright, so right now my hybrid can haul very little, with the exception of something that rhymes with bass. This is usually very good, but I'm going on a multi day bike-camping trip on the C&O canal, I have two suitable bikes, and currently am leaning towards my hybrid. The specs are as follows:
Frame: 6061 Aluminum
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore
Front Derailleur: SRAM X9
Wheels: Alexrims 29in
Tires: Kenda 700x38c
Shifters: Shimano Deore 9 speed
Brakes: Shimano Deore LX
Crankset: FSA Dynadrive
Gearing: 22/32/44 front, 11/32 rear
Yes, it is a bit of a frankenbike, but it works darn good, with emphasis on the darn.
Now, I have some problems with it, I want to mount a rear rack, and possible panniers, to it, but it has a compact frame, and I can't seem to find a suitable rack. (I don't want to use a seatpost rack, they look kind of ghetto) Does anyone know of a suitable rack?
Heres some pictures:
And an action shot:
See what I mean?
Also, before I go I am going to have to replace the fork 'cause I bent it doing some sweet jumps. I'd prefer a rigid one, any suggestions?
Thanks in advance for the help.