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Old 09-19-22, 01:54 PM
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School backpack on a rack?

My son rides about 6 mile each way to school. Right now he wears a heavy backpack with his laptop, books, binders, swim clothes and whatnot. I want a way for him to be able to put his backpack on a front or rear rack or basket. The big caveat being he has to be able to snatch it off the bike and onto his back in about 1 second flat. That is about how much time he typically has when he gets to school before the bell rings. He is on a MTB with front suspension. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Old 09-19-22, 02:16 PM
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Attach a milk crate to the rear rack, and place the backpack in it.
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Old 09-20-22, 12:59 AM
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I also vote for a basket approach. The front fork makes this a bit tricky, I guess.

Saw this on the internet. Might be worth a try?

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Old 09-20-22, 02:37 AM
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basket approach is the most cost effective way.

yolo way $525 with bag
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Old 09-20-22, 06:19 AM
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Here's what I do.


Here's an earlier version. It didn't have the D-Clips, but due to the bag's pear-shape, it stayed in place.


If a backpack has just one hole per side a knotted loop could hold a D-clip. Or of there is some sort of short strap. It just depends on the bag. If the material is strong enough, grommets could be added.

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I vote back. Done!

Or get him a pannier backpack. They snap off.

Consult him before getting him a milk crate. Fashion is important.
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6 miles is a long way away for school, dang
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Old 09-20-22, 05:57 PM
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Rack & Pannier Backpack

Originally Posted by icemilkcoffee View Post
My son rides about 6 mile each way to school. Right now he wears a heavy backpack with his laptop, books, binders, swim clothes and whatnot. I want a way for him to be able to put his backpack on a front or rear rack or basket. The big caveat being he has to be able to snatch it off the bike and onto his back in about 1 second flat. That is about how much time he typically has when he gets to school before the bell rings. He is on a MTB with front suspension. Does anyone have any ideas?
Assuming your in th U.S., you can get a decent brand name rear rack from giant or trek for around $50 and a paneer (sp) / backpack combo from company's like banjo, two wheel gear, or priority for a reasonable price considering th hardware.
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Old 09-24-22, 03:07 PM
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Use a Wald #198 basket securely strapped to a rear rack.

I been using a similar basket setup this way for years. Works great for exactly your son's scenario.

If the backpack needs a wider basket, use a Wald #1372, plus a carabiner for extra security.

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Old 09-27-22, 05:02 PM
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Install a rear rack on his bike. Plenty of backpacks that are rack-friendly to choose from. Make sure you buy one that's waterproof - cost a little more but it's worth the money and these things last forever.
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