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rear rack , no brazeon, no seat stay

Old 08-08-20, 11:33 PM
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rear rack , no brazeon, no seat stay

looks like theres no easy way to attach a rear rack. no space for P clamps.

i dont want anything large and bulky...just a light duty rack inplace of a backpack.


ideas?



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Old 08-08-20, 11:58 PM
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Looks like it has eyelets in the rear for a rack.
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That bicycle has rear rack leg and rear fender eyelets. It also has a hole through the seatstay bridge. You can get a rear rack with a single central mount that'll go under the V-brake crossover cable and bolt to the hole in the seatstay bridge.

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Old 08-09-20, 04:17 PM
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Also Topeak and others make 'beam racks' like this: https://www.topeak.com/global/en/pro...tx-beamrack-ex
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Yea, Buy a different Bike..
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https://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Alloy.../dp/B00ZDTS7H6

https://www.amazon.com/M-Wave-Clamp-...56313275&psc=1

https://www.trekbicyclesuperstore.co...saAloREALw_wcB
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so looks like we four candidates:

1. special rack with long bar single attachment point at brake bridge.



2. a seat clamp "braze on"


3. brake bridge "braze on"


4. beam rack



which method is bestest?
1 should work, but bar will have to be very long....flexy?

2 looks like best to me, but will have to determine precise diameter of seat tube.

3 might not work...because v-brake is in-the-way.

4 ought to work, but looks heavy.

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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
so looks like we four candidates:

1. special rack with long bar single attachment point at brake bridge.



2. a seat clamp "braze on"


3. brake bridge "braze on"


4. beam rack



which method is bestest?
1 should work, but bar will have to be very long....flexy?

2 looks like best to me, but will have to determine precise diameter of seat tube.

3 might not work...because v-brake is in-the-way.

4 ought to work, but looks heavy.
1. Not as big of deal as you think. The upper rack stay basically just stabilizes and really carries minimal load. But, V brake may also pose an issue.

2. https://www.harborfreight.com/hand-t...per-63586.html

3. Might be in the way. Looks kinda "kludgy"

4. Puts additional strain on seat post etc.
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Old 08-10-20, 09:18 AM
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I recently fitted two carbon bikes with this lightweight rack that attaches to both the saddle rails and seat post/tube. It's sturdy and installs and removes in seconds. Only caveat may be its limited weight capacity of 13lbs. If you carry relatively light loads then it might be a rack to consider.

https://www.arkel-od.com/arkel-randonneur-rack


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Other posters have mentioned that the bike might actually already have rack mounts. But if it doesn't the most straightforward solution is an Axiom Streamliner Disc:
https://www.amazon.com/Axiom-Streaml...dp/B004094HY2/

Axiom Trekk Seat Collar With Rack Eyelets
https://www.eriksbikeshop.com/axiom-...?skuId=8012804

Others make similar racks as well - I think tubus makes adapters for all their racks for example.
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Old 08-10-20, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
so looks like we four candidates:

1. special rack with long bar single attachment point at brake bridge.



2. a seat clamp "braze on"


3. brake bridge "braze on"


4. beam rack



which method is bestest?
1 should work, but bar will have to be very long....flexy?

2 looks like best to me, but will have to determine precise diameter of seat tube.

3 might not work...because v-brake is in-the-way.

4 ought to work, but looks heavy.
#1 looks like an axiom streamliner disc, I believe it comes with the 1-beam brake-bridge attachment or the 2 beam traditional attachment that you can use with the seat collar:
https://www.amazon.com/Axiom-Streaml...dp/B004094HY2/

I'd use it with the Axiom Trekk Seat Collar With Rack Eyelets:
https://www.eriksbikeshop.com/axiom-...?skuId=8012804

The brake bridge brazeon is more work and more difficult to remove if you need to (like to replace the rear tire). The beam racks (#4) usually totally suck because they swing side to side when you turn. The one the previous posters suggested use something to stabilize it from doing this, but then it doesn't have a lot of weight capacity.

The Axiom solution I'm mentioning here gives you the same convenience and weight handling capabilities as regular brazeon's, it's only drawback after installation is that it adds an additional step to take off the rear wheel, worth it in my opinion.

That being said you should probably ask at a bike shop and make sure your bike doesn't already have rack mounts...sometimes they're just clever about hiding them.
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Old 08-11-20, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by PaulRivers View Post
... The brake bridge brazeon is more work and more difficult to remove if you need to (like to replace the rear tire) ...
I've never had to remove a rack to get the rear wheel out of the bike... Do disc-mount racks make this necessary?

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Old 08-11-20, 02:40 PM
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https://www.tailfin.cc/product/panni...-pannier-rack/
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Old 08-11-20, 02:53 PM
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OP starts a lot of threads about cheap bikes they never buy,
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Old 08-11-20, 03:30 PM
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The thing that bugs me about that axiom streamliner is..if you yank on that rack back end you can pull it right off those upper two attachment points. I know you are not supposed to do that, but it seems a weakpoint in the design.
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