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DocJames 02-26-21 08:14 PM

Recommendations For Rear Rack for stays lacking eyelets
 
I've seen these before in passing but now having trouble finding any in my searches. Trying to mount a rack to a bike with no eyelets or braze one.

Edit: I'm specifically looking for the non seat post clamp style.

Product links would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

mirfi 02-26-21 08:18 PM

Are you talking about these?


https://www.harborfreight.com/search...p%20Assortment

DocJames 02-26-21 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by mirfi (Post 21943462)

I guess those could work. I'd seen racks that came with similar in their hardware packs, so that's what I was talking about. But these might allow me to adapt any rack I imagine.

Tourist in MSN 02-27-21 07:06 AM

Or these, you will need to know the size you want. I think they are the same as previously noted, just one more supplier.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/0-75-in-...1575/202875639

Some racks are designed to attach at the brake bridge between the stays where you can mount a fender. Tubus Fly is an example.

unterhausen 02-27-21 12:14 PM

What are you going to do with a rack on a long distance ride? Are you looking for the touring forum?

On the kind of ride that fits in this forum, a front rack and handlebar bag works much better than any bag that works on a rear rack.

tyrion 02-27-21 12:52 PM

https://www.amazon.com/Portland-Desi...451570&sr=8-58

https://www.amazon.com/Tubus-Clamp-S...451797&sr=8-58

https://www.campfirecycling.com/prod...ck-accessories

Ciufalon 04-17-21 10:44 PM

Maybe this?
 

Originally Posted by DocJames (Post 21943457)
I've seen these before in passing but now having trouble finding any in my searches. Trying to mount a rack to a bike with no eyelets or braze one.

Edit: I'm specifically looking for the non seat post clamp style.

Product links would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Perhaps this is what you are thinking of. https://www.thule.com/en-us/bike-pac...-rack-_-100090
You can buy the side rails for panniers separately if you wish. It is really quite a nice rack. Easy on, easy off and works well on either front or rear of bike.

GhostRider62 04-18-21 06:37 AM

Rubber coated P clamps work fine, used them on an old bike for many years, but I have to second what Unterhausen said. Saddle bags are suboptimal on a rando or ultra endurance rig. I used P clamps for fenders on an old steel frame that I converted to 650B.

When I first started randonneuring I guess in the late 80's trying for PBP 1991, I used my touring bike with a blackburn rear rack and my "smaller" front panniers. These never caused me to not finish but they are slow and very inconvenient. I now personally prefer a smallish handlebar bag and some sort seat bag depending on conditions. Both are literally more than sufficient to carry enough gear to cross the country, including a down sleeping bag, bivvy, and small air pad. On a warmer 1200k, the HB bag is sufficient for me. The handlebar bag lets you access stuff while riding and this is very important.

adamrice 04-26-21 09:58 AM

Axiom and Tubus both make racks that use your quick-release skewer as the lower mounting point. I believe both have relatively low load limits. If you've got through axles, the Robert Axle Project makes a special through axle that you can bolt certain racks to.

Obviously dealing with flats would be an extra-special PITA in any of these cases.

kingston 04-26-21 12:00 PM

I saw a tailfin IRL on a 200k on Saturday.

adamrice 04-26-21 01:37 PM

I've got a Tailfin. It's really nice. I hesitate to recommend it because it is stupidly expensive (whatever that says about me). But it's the most solid rack I've ever used. The engineering is really meticulous.

kingston 04-26-21 02:59 PM


Originally Posted by adamrice (Post 22032443)
...(whatever that says about me)...

It says you are a connoisseur of fine things. It's no more or less stupid than any other ridiculously-expensive-mostly-unnecessary thing recreational cyclists buy all the time.

unterhausen 04-26-21 07:03 PM

The OP never did tell us what he was going to do with this rack

gif4445 04-28-21 02:17 AM


Originally Posted by adamrice (Post 22032443)
I've got a Tailfin. It's really nice. I hesitate to recommend it because it is stupidly expensive (whatever that says about me). But it's the most solid rack I've ever used. The engineering is really meticulous.

I like my Tailfin. I used to use a seat post bag, but I have minimal clearance between the seat and back tire. The bag eventually rubbed the tire at some point in time. And like you said, it is steady. No flopping side to side. I probably carry more than most Randonneurs, but my brevets have been more about training for longer rides than the brevet itself.

UCantTouchThis 04-30-21 03:38 PM

Wonder why he would not want the seat post clamp type? I have one and pretty easy to work with. Not like it will block the lights seeing there is a spot to mount the light. I even mount a recorder on mine. Just wondering what he considers the downfall that he would not want one.

unterhausen 04-30-21 04:01 PM

not wanting a seat post mounted rack is what made me think he wasn't using it for randonneuring or similar lightweight long distance riding. But he never said.


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