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Old 06-13-11, 03:12 PM
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Rear rack on a Jamis Durango

I am trying to put a rear rack on my boyfriend's Jamis Durango. There are really handy and convenient braze-ons at the tops of the seat stays to attach the racks.... but there is nothing to attach the rack to down near the drop outs.

I considered p-clamps, but the tubes are shaped in such a way that the p-clamp wouldn't really clamp on very well (not to mention the disc brake is in the way on the other side).

Ideas?

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Old 06-13-11, 03:25 PM
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Consider a seat post mounted beam rack instead.
or you might fare better fitting panniers on the front instead.

fork .. rigid or suspension?
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The bike has front suspension. Also, the rack is going to need to handle some serious weight, so I don't want to go with the seat post option.
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How about tapping a bolt hole in the flat part on the seat stay near the drop out? I'd have to look at it, but I would be surprised if the bolt size (M5?) that is typical for rear dropout eyelets would affect strength there at all.
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Originally Posted by Lizzylou View Post
I am trying to put a rear rack on my boyfriend's Jamis Durango. There are really handy and convenient braze-ons at the tops of the seat stays to attach the racks.... but there is nothing to attach the rack to down near the drop outs.

I considered p-clamps, but the tubes are shaped in such a way that the p-clamp wouldn't really clamp on very well (not to mention the disc brake is in the way on the other side).
There are a few ways of going. One is to use a Delta Disc Rack (look under the megarack button) like this one.



It mounts mid-seatstay but it isn't very good for panniers because of the single leg. It will mount at a more normal height, however. You could do the same with the MegaRack but it would stand a bit higher on the bike. Below is the Megarack on a bike without eyelets.



The other, more expensive option, is Old Man Mountain. It replaces the quick release skewer.
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