Just curious as to the actual NEED for a "touring" bike for pannier installation. I've noticed that out my four bikes not one of the has the braze ons on the rear frame....my wife's bike does but so far she hasn't expressed much interest in joining the tour but that's a whole different thread..... http://gp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb3897254/p4pb3897254.jpg this is my first choice on modifying for tour. The pic is not exactly my bike, mine has already had some upgrades and I find it uber comfortable my first concern is that it doesn't have the upper connection for the pannier rack. I'm under the assumption that with the right rack I can connect it to the QR on the seat post. Is this possible or recommended? Thoughts, questions, concerns?