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    stack a backpack on a rack

    I know someone will argue with this a hundred ways, but I planningon mounting my rei hithchiker backpack to my rack. (Atleast it wil be off of my back and lower.) But I don't have a rack.

    There are so many racks to choose from. I am thinking of an expedition rack because there ill be a slightly wider load on top. whtat do you all think? HEre are the ones that I was looking at. which racks did you guys buy? Do you htink I need a touring rack or will a nornmal rack be okay? Should I really be concerned with the weight of a rack? (see a million questions)

    this trek one is the most expensive but it looks nice.
    http://penncycle.com/itemdetails.cfm...gId=39&id=7886

    this ones sounds like it is quite reputable but it is more spendy and doesn't have a "top" on it.
    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

    I have seen this brand around and it has a flat top which I like.
    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

    I have never heard from this bfrand. does anyone have it and what can they say? Otherwise it is cheaper and I can mount lights on it.
    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

    this one is from the same maker and has a flat top and springs for what?
    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

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    End of Hard Shoulder
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    the "penncycle" link didn't come up for me, and all the nashbar links are the same. is this just my computer??? anyone else having this problem?
    The best shocks are the ones I was born with.

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    Here is the rack I use. $24 bucks at Western Auto. Any Western Auto can order it for you.

    It's solid steel and already has metal baskets on each side. It's about 2 pounds heavier than a standard overpriced rack with panniers. You can attach a 5000 cu inch backpack to it if you want. If you get one these, you'll wonder why you ever went with a small rack with panniers attached.


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