Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-19-09, 01:27 AM   #1
BabaGhanouj
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Pannier Rack for a Surly Pacer?

I just got a gorgeous Surly Pacer and I would like to put a rear pannier rack on it (for commuting and light touring). It has no braze-ons for a rear rack, so I am wondering what my options are. Any help or advice would be much appreciated
BabaGhanouj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-09, 10:35 PM   #2
brianmcg123
Senior Member
 
brianmcg123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: TN
Bikes:
Posts: 597
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
nm..
brianmcg123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-09, 03:41 AM   #3
marcusbandito
Senior Member
 
marcusbandito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ann Arbor
Bikes: Voodoo Wanga, Waterford RS, Gitane SS
Posts: 278
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The current Pacer frame has the lower eyelets at the rear dropouts, but no braze-ons at the top of the seat stays. You can use these clamps: http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FCLAMP to attach a rack, but the big challenge are the short chainstays on this frame. There is a good chance you will hit the heel of your foot on the panniers as you ride. Jannd's Expedition rack might help this, as you can slide your gear further back than on other racks. Also, Old Man Mountain racks might have a good solution foir getting your rack back further.
marcusbandito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-09, 10:07 PM   #4
fast_track
Senior Member
 
fast_track's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: New York City
Bikes: Surly Cross Check, Schwinn Paramount 1988, Cannondale CAAD9 5, Jamis Sputnik
Posts: 173
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Great bike, but pretty short chain stays for great heal clearance. This suggestion might be more than you want to spend but..... Tubus Logo, designed for greater clearance, also an amazing rack. You can use p clamps on the seat stays as mentioned above. If you need greater heal clearance, you can also get the Tubus quick release adaptor. This will push the rack even further back.
http://www.tubus.com/index/lang/en/r...e%20specialist
Old Man Mountain also makes amazing racks. They have many fit options as well.

Basically you have one braze-on for the bottom of the rack. You can use just about any basic rack and just use p clams on the seat stays, its just that the better racks/brands will have better fit solutions to deal with the short chain stays. I had a $30 Topeak rack on a 1988 Schwinn Paramount (total race bike with very short chain stays) The rack was 100% mounted with p clams, no braze ons at all. The rack fit. I was just limited to rather small panniers because of heal clearance.
fast_track is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-09, 10:14 PM   #5
AsanaCycles
Bicycle Lifestyle
 
AsanaCycles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Pacific Grove, Ca
Bikes: Neil Pryde Diablo, VeloVie Vitesse400, Hunter29er, Surly Big Dummy
Posts: 1,737
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
www.OldManMountain.com
AsanaCycles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-09, 10:25 PM   #6
jwbnyc
Seņor Wences
 
jwbnyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I use an older version of the Tubus Fly on my Pacer:



It attaches to the brake bridge using the brake bolt.

Great rack that will carry as much as you would want to on a Pacer.
jwbnyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-09, 10:48 AM   #7
bikeybikebike
Economists do it w/models
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Ottawa/Toronto
Bikes:
Posts: 591
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
http://www.axiomgear.com/products/ge...eamliner-road/



I was just looking into this myself. Axiom has a rack that sweeps back to compensate for the shorter chainstays on a road bike's geometry. It's a lot cheaper than the old man mountain, and offers a more durable solution vs. the p-clips.
bikeybikebike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:35 PM.