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Old 09-28-10, 08:47 AM
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Best rear rack set up for a racing bike

I have a Fuji Finest 1.0 bike with no braze ons for racks. It has CF seat stays and front fork. I want something more than the beam racks that attach to the seat post.

I have a thomson Elite seatpost.

I was thinking about getting the topeak explorer rack and the Electra Seatpost attachment bracket. Will this work? Is there something I am missing? Are there better options?




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Old 09-28-10, 09:05 AM
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Nice pics, but what is that? I have no idea what I am looking at.
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its just a set up you can use without having braze-ons. dont remember what rack i had but im sure u can use any.
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Old 09-28-10, 12:08 PM
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There's also Axiom's racks:
https://www.axiomgear.com/products/ge...iner-road-dlx/
https://www.axiomgear.com/products/ge...eamliner-road/

They use the wheel skewer instead of P-clips for the bottom mount.

(adding on) They also make it easier to carry your panniers farther back to prevent heelstrike. Race bikes have shorter chainstays than touring bikes, so this feature helps compensate.
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With CF seat stays you do not want to use P clamps for the lower rack mounts. That means use of a skewer mounting setup I suspect. In addition to the Axiom setup I believe that Tubus offers skewer mount adapters for their racks. The Tubus Fly which has a center mount top mounting bar that goes to the brake mounting bolt, in conjunction with their skewer mounting adapter plates, would be one suggestion.

Also check out Old Man Mountain racks. They have several designed to fit bikes w/o rack mounting bosses.
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Put a big saddle bag on, Carradice, etc, and save up for a sensible bike that Will take a rack..

Add : If the seat post is Aluminum [Thompson's are] and enough is showing above the seat clamp.

one of these may do https://www.carradice.co.uk/products/type/sqrslim ...

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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Put a big saddle bag on, Carradice, etc, and save up for a sensible bike that Will take a rack..
As the previous posts pointed out, any bike will take a rack.

"Sensible" depends on the rider and the application don't you think?

On Thursdays throughout the summer I go on a fast group ride right after work. The "sensible" thing for me to do was put a rack on my road bike while my shoulders healed up from an injury so I could haul my stuff to and from work while still being able to go on a group ride with a bike designed for that.

I can commute on anything. On my group rides, I need all the help I can get. So sorry, I'll save my "sensible" bike for the winter and enjoy my frivolous road bike the rest of the year.
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
There's also Axiom's racks:
https://www.axiomgear.com/products/ge...iner-road-dlx/
https://www.axiomgear.com/products/ge...eamliner-road/

They use the wheel skewer instead of P-clips for the bottom mount.

(adding on) They also make it easier to carry your panniers farther back to prevent heelstrike. Race bikes have shorter chainstays than touring bikes, so this feature helps compensate.
Perfect! (I had the exact same question as the OP) & my LBS is listed on Axiom's website as a dealer.....time to pick up the phone.
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Brian: Are you planning on putting fenders on this bike? It looks like the Streamliner Road DLX would be the best option as it provides clearance for fenders. If you find fenders for your bike, please let me know which ones you get and how they fit as I may be in the market soon for this setup on my road bike. Thanks and ride safe, Jeff
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Originally Posted by slowandsteady View Post
Nice pics, but what is that? I have no idea what I am looking at.
That's a luggage rack on a Ferrari
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Old 09-29-10, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Put a big saddle bag on, Carradice, etc, and save up for a sensible bike that Will take a rack..


I can't put a big saddle bag on. This is a small 44cm bike and even my tiny saddle bag nearly brushes the rear wheel. All I have room for is a small cell phone, multi-tool, spare tube, patch kit, and one powerbar.

I don't need a whole separate bike nor do I care to spend another $1000 on one plus deal with fit issues, new saddle, pedals, etc... when the one I have fits well and is tons of fun to ride. On occasion I would like to be able to run errands or ride to the in-laws house for dinner with a change of clothes. I don't have a lot of extra time, so I have to incorporate my rides in creative ways which means I need the extra space to carry stuff.
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I like the Axioms. Sounds perfect especially for the heel strike issues.
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I still think I should've bought a Streamliner from one of my LBSes while they had it. At least someone else gets to use it, plus I'm planning to convert my rack'd flat bar bike to drop bars anyway.
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got fork tip eyelets? could fit panniers up front..
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Put a big saddle bag on, Carradice, etc, and save up for a sensible bike that Will take a rack..

Add : If the seat post is Aluminum [Thompson's are] and enough is showing above the seat clamp.

one of these may do https://www.carradice.co.uk/products/type/sqrslim ...

wow that is a big bag. There is no way I could fit that on my bike. I can barely fit this. My wedge bag is only a few cm from the tire.

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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
got fork tip eyelets? could fit panniers up front..
What is a fork tip eyelet?
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Incidentally I just swapped out my big axiom rack for the streamliner on my Bridgestone RB-1. The old rack was held in place with p clamps at all 4 mounting points. The streamliner mounted up no fuss, the only issue was it kinda interferes with my planet bike "race blade" style fenders- But I made lemonade out of that particular lemon by zap strapping the fender stays to the rack, so now the fender doesn't rattle around. another nice thing about these racks is they do streamline your load a little bit.
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Originally Posted by slowandsteady View Post
What is a fork tip eyelet?
On many bikes, there's a small eyelet just behind the dropout. It's there for installing fenders -- the struts would bolt onto the eyelet. I wouldn't use them alone for panniers, though; forks intended for touring also have a threaded insert halfway up the fork leg for bolting up a pannier carrier.
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I use p-clips. However my seat stay is AL. The P-clips I got have rubber shims on it so it doesn't hurt the paint work.
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