We want to put a rack on the back, but can't seem to find one that will fit. We bought a Bontrager one, that had the flat strips of metal to attach to the braze-ons. No way in hell would that fit. We returned that, then picked up a different one, that has some aluminum arms and a type of adjustable screw/nut/clamp thing that a lot of new rack designs are going with. still nothing. Any ideas? I have tried relentlessly to get these things to fit. To no avail. It's really rather aggravating. On another note, both LBS's I went to said "Oh, yeah, these will totally with her bike." I guess I shouldn't have taken their word. Any help will be greatly, GREATLY appreciated.
I cant imagine any design of rack that would fit that bike. If her bike is taller than the one in the picture you might be able to find/modify a rack to attatch to the seat binder(the clamp that holds the seat post in place) but on the one in the picture it appears the seat binder is lower than the max height of the rear wheel.
They are harder to get used to, and can be tricky to balance, but you might just have to go with a front rack.
1975 Schwinn Collegiate Sport, 2010 Mercier Kilo OS
Alright guys, thanks for the help! The rack came with a bracket that looks like l_________l With a whole in each vertical portion and three in the center of the long horizontal part. I was able to straighten out the 90 degree bends and took some bolt cutters to it to shorten it, and I used the seatpost clamp, took the screw out, slid the bracket in the gap, viola, instant adapter. It is rather ugly, but very functional for the time being.
Oh, and the Flikr photostream I linked to wasn't mine. I am sorry I didn't think about saying that. I just googled the bike, and linked the first one I found that matched it.
Again, thanks for the quick replies and the help. BF.net is the *****!!