Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Madison, Wi
Bikes: Jamis Aurora '02; Takara Medalist (650B)
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from the 'making-do-with-what-you-got' department...
I'm working on ways to outfit a road bike that has no eye-lets for racks so that it can be used for light touring/commuting (in other words... delaying the inevitable NEW PURCHASE cause I'm still paying the last one off; with a compact double, I think the Felt could do duty)
Would not likely be doing any fully-loaded touring (sans tent/sleeping bag)
have any other riders used the following plus some bags/panniers on a lighter road bike (ALU)
or this one on a lighter bike?
Seems the option is a bag/trunk loaded lengthwise with the rack, or laterally across the back of the saddle or rack like a double-wide Saddle Bag. The only loads I"ve ever carried (fully loaded touring in my youth) was panniers and tent/bag piled up on the top of the rack.
Just casting around for rider's experiences prior to taking a chance... a chance being, I'd have to order something like this before actually seeing the stuff