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Old 07-08-10, 07:43 AM   #1
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Pannier Rack solution required!

I feel this thread should perhaps be in the touring section, but since that section seems to deal mostly with touring bikes, I'm going to post it here, my sincerest apologies to everyone if that's the wrong thing to do

I've only recently purchased my first "mountain bike", though, what I have is actually a "trial bike", or so I'm told. Basically, I have this thing:, but in an adult frame.

I've adjusted the seat to sit me properly, making it comfortable to sit and pedal, as opposed to having to stand, and I've managed to put on some of the basics, lights, speedo etc.

My problems start in that there are no bolts to fit a bottle rack or a pump etc, so I need some alternate method to store what I consider the "essentials". I was thinking maybe just get a daysack, but I don't particularly like riding with a bag on my back.

What I really want is to fit front and rear pannier racks, that way, not only could I carry the few essential bits I want, but I could also take gear with me to go camping for a weekend etc (I'm at uni, no car, so if I want to go camping, I need to do it on my bike).

The problem? Trials bikes aren't really meant to take panniers. In short, anyone got any advice, recommendations etc for me, that don't include "get a new bike"?

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Old 07-08-10, 11:32 AM   #2
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Front rack:

Bottle mounts:

The frame looks to have mounts at the dropout where a rack can be mounted.

You could probably attach the front of the rack to the bolt on the seatpost clamp.

Seat post collar with rack mounts:

P-clamps are also used to attach the front of racks to seatstays.

With a bit of research and a short trip I'm sure you could of found a second hand bike of better quality on the gumtree:

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Old 07-09-10, 06:27 AM   #3
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I was told ( Tubus Racks ) makes bake racks that will fit a mountain bike, but I fear they are a bit expensive. Good luck.
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Also check out Old Man Mountain racks. They have rear racks mounts that utilize band/p clamps or the v-brake studs and the rear axle. Quality racks but I may be a little biased since I have one.
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