I got a new road bike this weekend, which means I want to transform my old road bike into a light touring bike/commuter bike.
The bike is a Jamis Quest, a Reynolds 651 steel framed road bike with Shimano 105, a compact crank, and eyelets on the seatstays and the chainstays.
Most of the rear racks I've looked at are for big touring bikes or MTB- I'd like something sleek, light, and more "roadie" for my Quest.
So far the only rack I've found is the Tubus Luna/Fly (I'd get the luna). Only thing is I'm not sure it will fit on my bike- it mounts not to seatstay eyelets but to the brake bridge. Not sure if this will work with my road brakes.
Any other slim/lightweight racks you can recommend? Thanks.
I bought a "fast" bike to go with my touring bike. I wanted some way to carry tire irons, a tube, and multitool, plus maybe a sandwich, but I didn't want anything heavy. I looked into seat bags, seatpost racks, etc. Then I picked up an old Blackburn Expedition I had around. It's really light! I put that on and the bike was still fast!
I prefer the Tubus on my LHT for heavy touring. For what you describe, I'd say the Blackburn is about right.