First, I am excited to be in these forums because I have just purchased a cool new bike that I know I will have a lot of fun riding. I am relatively new to biking (been going at it a few months), but only on a casual level (i.e. not racing or anything). In fact, bike-riding for me right now is purely for commuting purposes, but I'd like to make it into something I can really get joy out of too. Okay, secondly, if this is the wrong place to ask what I'm about to ask, please let me know, and I'll gladly ask it in the appropriate place.
Now, for my question. I have just purchased from BikesDirect.com a black Motobecane Track. I wanted to try fixed gear/single speed, as I never really used gears on my old bike, plus the Track is sleek, lightweight, and overall a cool-looking bike. I know that I perhaps shouldn't have gotten a track bike for my purposes (really just riding around in the city, to and from home, groceries, etc), but, now that I already have, I want to make the best of it. I feel that having a rack of some sort to carry my everyday belongings (backpack/bag and whatever else I happen to have with me) would be super useful.
Big HOWEVER: I have found out after the fact (sigh) that the Motobecane Track lacks eyelets of any kind for supporting...anything. This means racks as well. I hadn't really thought of that when I purchased the bike (the eyelets I mean). Anyway, my roommate, who also has a fixie, has a CETMA 5-rail, which looks really awesome, but 1) it's a little pricey and 2) it sounds like the wait times to get one can get pretty long.
So I was wondering, if this is the correct place to be asking this, what options are there for a rack (preferably front, but I'm not totally opposed to rear) for a track bike with no eyelets? I'd prefer some kind of rack that mounts onto the wheel skewer because that seems the most secure, but I'd like all of your opinions on the matter. Note: I would only be carrying backpacks with some books maybe and a laptop, the occasional groceries, and of course beer . In other words, nothing extreme.
If you all have any input on what kinds of racks I should take a look at (specific models that fit my described needs would be amazing), I'd really appreciate it. I've spend the last 2 days looking at racks and reviews, but it all comes down to the fact that my bike doesn't have the mounts necessary for most racks out there.
Anyway, thanks in advance for any input. Much appreciated.