have bike, want to travel, BUT
I want to know a few things as I'm SOOOO new to touring. . . I've actually never done it before, so here goes. . . My fiance and I, in our desire to never own a car, have decided that our trip to Berkeley will be done on bike. She on her 80s trek 12 speed and me on a track bike (I will have fixed/free with a front brake. . . either canti or disk, we'll see). My question is, can I get a rear rack set-up without the use of rack eyelets on my dropouts or chainstays? I've only ever seen "touring" bikes with these set ups, but is there anything I can buy that will screw onto the top and bottom of my seatstays so that I can use a rack? Am I making any sense? I just don't want to buy another bike (crazy, I know. . . I have a perfectly good reason to buy one AND the support of the future wife and I want to refuse) or get mods done to my track bike. I was thinking either the scew on rear rack eyelets OR just buying a fork and using panniers up there. But would that affect the bike too much? Thanks in advance, guys.