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Compact, removable rear rack to carry 10-15kg?

Old 07-30-14, 09:27 AM
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Compact, removable rear rack to carry 10-15kg?


(I wasn't sure which sub-forum to choose to ask, so figured this one would be general enough.)

I intend to use a folding bike for a week-long trip, and need to install a rear-rack to carry 10-15kg worth of stuff.

At this point, I know those two alternatives:
  • Topeak MTX BeamRack, which would require screwing a wood board so the bag doesn't fall; Also, the BeamRack only holds up to 10kg
  • Carradice's solution (Bagman2 Support), which isn't as fast to install/remove and can also only carry up to 10kg, but should be able to hold a bag as-is

Are there other solutions I should know about?

Thank you.


There's also Arkel's Randonneur Seat Post Rack, which is supposed to only carry up to 6kg.

I'm no mechanical engineer, but I would think a two-legged rack would be able to carry more than 10kg since part of the weight would just push horizontally against the seatpost:

Alternatively, the lower holder could stand on the seatstays and be secured with just velcro, and some piece of rubber to protect the stays.
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For a week long trip, I'd install a real rack and then take it off afterwards. I've used a post rack for panniers and it works OK but only has a limit of 10 kgs.
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