I have a vintage Miele with trackish geometry that I'd like to make a couple weekend trips with while I look for a more suitable frame for touring. I'm looking to fit a rack over 700c wheels with a dramatic seatstay angle, and I'd like the rack to ride level. I'm concerned about my feet hitting the bags.
I don't have money for a Jandd, but the Topeak Explorer looks good, and there seem to be some affordable options from Axiom. Any advice on equipping for weekend trips? Has anyone encountered problems with these components on bikes with track geometry?
Also, I'm debating between a one piece, over-the-top bag set, and a two piece pannier set. My concern about the over-the-top set is that it may limit my ability to tie things down to the use of whatever cords and straps the bag manufacturer has built in, while with the two-piece I can tie directly to the rack. Any thoughts?
Below are links of the racks I am considering: