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Old 03-16-05, 10:47 AM
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Your experience with seatpost racks?

I'm looking at bike with disk brakes that would require some extra effort to attach a rack. Going with a seatpost rack would be less work (I know they don't hold as much but this be for misc. small extras that don't fit in my backpack). I read in another post that the seatpost racks swing around at times. What's your expereince been? Thanks.
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Old 03-16-05, 11:07 AM
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I've had great results from the Carradice SQR (quick release) seat bags. I've been using mine for about 3-4 years now and it has lots of room for commuting.

http://www.wallbike.com/carradice/sqrbags.html
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I have a Rixen-Kaul seatpost mounted bag with the klick-fix system. I love it. It is sort of like a bag with a built in rack and a quick disconnect system. All that is left on the seatpost is a small plastic block. It has never moved a bit. I have the largest bag they make, and it holds lunch and a change of clothes. It's a tight fit depending on the clothes. Glad it's back to shorts weather here. I couldn't find a US dealer for their stuff, but have seen some that sell other bags with the klick-fix system.
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I had a seatpost rack from Performance and it worked great. The only problem was my quads are big enough that they rub on the clamp part of it and I was wearing holes in my shorts so I switched to a traditional rack for awhile and now I use a frame bag to hold all my stuff.
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I have a Delta seatpost rack with extender thingies down the sides. All my eyelets are taken up by fenders and disc brake, so I had no choice but to get a seatpost rack. So far, so good. It seems solid. I wish I had gotten a quick release rack since my bike is a folding bike (26" wheels) and putting the seat all the way down makes folding more compact. Live and learn. I carry stuff for my daily commute, not loaded touring.
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Originally Posted by bikerBen
I'm looking at bike with disk brakes that would require some extra effort to attach a rack. Going with a seatpost rack would be less work (I know they don't hold as much but this be for misc. small extras that don't fit in my backpack). I read in another post that the seatpost racks swing around at times. What's your expereince been? Thanks.
Just to be contrary (sorta): I hate 'em! They look dumb. They work worse. My legs would brush up against it every time my feet would go around. It drove me nuts! The clamp was huge. I replace the clamp part with a allen bolt but it still hit my leg. I replaced the whole stupid thing with an Old Man Mountain rack. Much better. It's not perfect but much better.

Did I mention how much I hate those things?
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Positive things here. Got a deal and haven't looked back. Actually, I like the look.

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Same situation, disc brakes and fenders. My seat post rack has never moved. I have considered trying to find a rack that attaches to the seatstays instead of eyelets, but the only one I've seen is on Rivendell's site, and it's about $80 and chrome (I need black for my bike, you gotta match).

One plus of the seatpost rack that I've found is that I can just pop off the seat and take my bag and seat inside places. It's alot easier than taking the bag off the rack, and it makes sure my seat can't be stolen. I have had a seat stolen, luckily my crappiest seat on my beater/rain bike.

Those Carradice SQR bags look nice.
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