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How much of a PITA is a rear rack with track ends

Old 03-29-12, 01:16 PM
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How much of a PITA is a rear rack with track ends

Hey there folks.

I've got a nice SS cross bike with track ends, and it's going to be forced into duty as my daily commuter until I can save for something more appropriate - probably a cross bike with gears.

Anyway, I have it set up with fenders right now that I can easily break away from the frame to remove the rear wheel. How much of a PITA is it going to be to change a flat (which I tend to get only rarely) if I put a rack on there as well? Is there way to install the rack that'll make it easier? I do NOT want a seatpost mounted platform / rack thingy, but a real rack.

I'm thinking of the Axiom Streamliner ... http://www.axiomgear.com/products/ge...iner-road-dlx/
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unless you're hauling 25-30+ lbs -- get the soma porteur rack for the front, goes onto the axles
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I take my back wheel off constantly, the rack is nowhere near getting in the way. I'm running pretty big tires too...

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Hey there folks.

I've got a nice SS cross bike with track ends, and it's going to be forced into duty as my daily commuter until I can save for something more appropriate - probably a cross bike with gears.

Anyway, I have it set up with fenders right now that I can easily break away from the frame to remove the rear wheel. How much of a PITA is it going to be to change a flat (which I tend to get only rarely) if I put a rack on there as well? Is there way to install the rack that'll make it easier? I do NOT want a seatpost mounted platform / rack thingy, but a real rack.

I'm thinking of the Axiom Streamliner ... http://www.axiomgear.com/products/ge...iner-road-dlx/
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I have a slight issue with my rack bolts interfering with the track nuts. Basically have to take the nuts almost all the way off to get the wheel out and have to be careful with chain length as there is about 1/8" of track end that I cannot use.
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Originally Posted by hamfoh View Post
unless you're hauling 25-30+ lbs -- get the soma porteur rack for the front, goes onto the axles
This looks great; I only wish velo orange's porteur rack had axle mounts instead of fender mounts =/
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Originally Posted by thomr View Post
I take my back wheel off constantly, the rack is nowhere near getting in the way. I'm running pretty big tires too...
Nice. This is the answer I was hoping to get. The bike has one eyelet at the rear, so axles aren't an issue, and the rack I linked to can be mounted to the brake bridge. Neat. I'll be running 28s, so hopefully things'll work out fine.
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singolo

easier on some...

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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
This looks great; I only wish velo orange's porteur rack had axle mounts instead of fender mounts =/
I love mine, took it off temporarily to disband 'townie mode' for some faster riding since I got rid of my gold frame, but hoping to find another bike to throw it on

unfortunately I don't think I have a photo of it without waste blocking the view of it
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It's not the rack that gets in the way. It's the fender.

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I have a slight issue with my rack bolts interfering with the track nuts. Basically have to take the nuts almost all the way off to get the wheel out and have to be careful with chain length as there is about 1/8" of track end that I cannot use.
use shorter bolts?
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Originally Posted by AEO View Post
It's not the rack that gets in the way. It's the fender.
I don't have issues with fender or rack?

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Originally Posted by JesusBananas View Post
I don't have issues with fender or rack?

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full coverage? fat tires?

otherwise, it must be a good design.
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If you care about handling of your bicycle at all: what kind of noob recommends rack in the front instead of the back? Obviously the back rack is superior when it comes to maneuverability
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hence the disclaimer about weight loads.

I prefer front racks, seeing as I'm (nor is the OP) not touring on a track bike, and since he didn't have eyelets, that's just another reason why I recommended him the soma, since he seemed to have no trouble locating a rear one on his own

he should just grab this

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*she*

But thanks. I've managed to sort it out, though I'm also considering just putting my SSCX back in full cross mode and getting something more appropriate for commuting. Dunno. But I'm sorted for now, thanks.
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