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Old 07-27-06, 10:01 PM   #1
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stack a backpack on a rack

I know someone will argue with this a hundred ways, but I planningon mounting my rei hithchiker backpack to my rack. (Atleast it wil be off of my back and lower.) But I don't have a rack.

There are so many racks to choose from. I am thinking of an expedition rack because there ill be a slightly wider load on top. whtat do you all think? HEre are the ones that I was looking at. which racks did you guys buy? Do you htink I need a touring rack or will a nornmal rack be okay? Should I really be concerned with the weight of a rack? (see a million questions)

this trek one is the most expensive but it looks nice.

this ones sounds like it is quite reputable but it is more spendy and doesn't have a "top" on it.

I have seen this brand around and it has a flat top which I like.

I have never heard from this bfrand. does anyone have it and what can they say? Otherwise it is cheaper and I can mount lights on it.

this one is from the same maker and has a flat top and springs for what?
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Old 07-28-06, 08:06 AM   #2
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the "penncycle" link didn't come up for me, and all the nashbar links are the same. is this just my computer??? anyone else having this problem?
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Here is the rack I use. $24 bucks at Western Auto. Any Western Auto can order it for you.

It's solid steel and already has metal baskets on each side. It's about 2 pounds heavier than a standard overpriced rack with panniers. You can attach a 5000 cu inch backpack to it if you want. If you get one these, you'll wonder why you ever went with a small rack with panniers attached.

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