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    Daily Rider Robert C's Avatar
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    Can you put a rear rack on a Montague?

    As the title says, can you put a rear rack on a Montague?

    Understand, it does not need to be easily removed. It only needs to be removed for flights.

    My daughter plans to fly to London (from China), purchase a Montague, put racks on, ride to Rome, and then take the racks off and fly back to China. The bike may be used for other extended tours the involve destination flights.

    I say all this to point out that the concern is not easy, or daily, folding. The concern is a rack that can carry touring stuff (2 full ortlibs, etc. . . . about 15Kg). So, can a rack be put on a Montague?
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    I've gotta believe that something like this should fit on pretty much any 26" wheel or larger DF frame.

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    Why a Montague? Europe has a lot of bikes to buy..

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    Old Man Mountain Sherpa rack could be made to work, might need some extensions but could mount on an Axiom seat post clamp.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Why a Montague? Europe has a lot of bikes to buy..
    Yes, but there are not a lot of bikes that are reasonably priced, suitable for touring (yes, she has tried a Dahon, too much heel strike), and suitable for flying. She is considering buying a BSO and just leaving it, unlocked, at the airport in Rome. That is plan B.



    Edited to add . . .

    I finally got a response from Montague. They recommend the seat-post clamp. I do not mean a seat-post rack, but a clamp, like the one seen above, to attach to front of a standard rack to.

    Thanks for contacting Montague. Any of our bikes can accept a standard rear rack, but certain models may make the folded size a bit wider. The dropouts do have threaded eyelets to accept rack bolts. The front of the rack would need to attach to the seat tube with a clamp, since our seatstays are lower than most frames. A seatpost clamp like this would allow that. Your local bike shop could definitely help with mounting the rack.

    Let me know if you have any questions, I'm happy to help.
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    I'm not sure how much she wants to spend, but it looks like the Burley Travoy would pack small enough to be packed onto a plane.
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    Brompton , made in London, and a Carry Freedom city trailer, shipped down from Scotland .

    with the Front carrier block, a bag there , [the basket is adaptable to put anything in.]

    and the trailer, comes with a bag. , the need for panniers is gone.

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