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Old 08-12-16, 11:54 AM
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Good bicycle frame-mount pannier racks

I have been through two bike racks in the past week, both of which we're impulse buys, the first being a frame mount (topeak..I think?) from a LBS that didn't end up fitting my bicycle (I didn't even bother to check first) that I got overcharged for, and the second being a bell seatpost rack from walmart that didn't clamp well to the seatpost. Luckily, I was able to return both of them for cash, and now I'm here doing what I should have done in the first place.

What frame-mount racks do ya'll use/recommend? I'd be using it to haul somewhere between 50 and 70lbs in Texas heat to work/school, and I ride a 1976 Japanese made 10 speed schwinn traveler, and I'm going to be using kitty-litter panniers.
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I like Tubus.

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70 pounds is a lot to be hauling in the rear racks.

Maybe either lighten the load or look at cargo bikes.
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+1 for The Touring Store.

However...you may have a tough time finding a rack for an older bike...the rear spacing on modern frames (and hence the spacing for modern, in-production racks) is a lot wider.

Wayne at The Touring Store may have some tips, but adaptors and creativity and compromises might be involved.
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I have a tubus cargo rack from the touring store. It looks like the closest thing they have now is a tubus cargo evo rack. If I recall correctly, my cargo rack was rated at 100 lbs. The cargo evo is rated at 88 lbs. I've never had a problem with the rack. It stays loaded up fairly heavy all the time since I have an e-bike and I don't worry about weight. I've been commuting with it for nearly a decade. I understand that you won't be paying Walmart type prices for tubus racks... but, tubus is top quality and... you'll pay top dollar.
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Product Description
Low-profile tubular 6061 aluminum commuting rack
90mm to 128mm wide top plate with cutaway areas for bag hook access
Features T-Bar (patent-pending) adjustable arms to keep the rack parallel to the ground regardless the frame type or size
T-Twist adjustable arms: adjustable height, length, and provides eash installation
Pre-installed hardware provides quick and easy installation

Rack sits 6cm behind axle for improved heel clearance and disc-brake comptibility , Integrated reflector bracket , M5 threaded holes on dropout to mount fender straight onto the rear rack , For 26"/700c wheels (max 29 x 2.1) , Max capacity: 40 kg

EVO Robin Rack W/Top Plate Black

Toba/EVO racks have adjustable arms for different frames and can mount to brake stay if no rack mounts on frame.


- Features T-Twist™ (patented) adjustable arms:
- Compatible with most disc brakes
- T-Track™ mono stay included
- Oversized 10 mm AL-6061 tubular alloy
- Detachable stainless steel dropouts
- 6 cm of set back for improved heel clearance
- Integrated reflector bracket (reflector included)
- M5 threaded holes on dropouts to mount fender stays
- Top surface width: 90 to 128 mm
- Max capacity: 40kg
- For 26”/700C wheels (max. 29 x 2.1)

Ron | EVO

I have an older model Toba rack on my 83 Univega. Works well.
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Consider a used kids trailer. I found a 2 kid trailer on CL for less than fifty dollars, ripped the seats out, and installed a wooden floor. It handles the kind of loads you mention with ease and feels more stable, to me at least, than hanging that sort of weight on the bike.
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50-70 lbs?! Yikes!

You better be shopping for a trailer. Blackie has the right idea; modify a kid hauler you find on CL.

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60 lbs is what my rack is rated to as maximum load. But I often hauled a friend on the rack in the past - about 3, 4 times the weight. Trailer is a bit less convenient for urban riding.
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