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Old 06-26-08, 08:25 PM
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Axiom racks/Panniers

I have an Axiom odysee rack, and a set of Axiom Champlain panniers. I mounted the rack to my 54cm Long haul trucker, and attempted to attach the racks, but I found that the shape of the rack struts, causes the backs of the panniers to bend and deform. They flare out from the top section of the rack. I also noticed that there are two plastic block things on the panniers that get in the way of the struts.

In addition, How would one adjust the back-front position of the panniers. I have size 12 shoes, and I get heelstrike. I would think this would be pretty odd, considering the LHT is a robust touring bicycle
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Old 06-26-08, 08:28 PM
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I have my Axiom Lasalles on a $15 rack from MEC. That combination works very well.
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I have those panniers on a Zefal (el cheapo...) rack on my Bianchi Volpe (which has shorter chainstays than your lht...). I also had a little bit of heel scrape, but did manage to slide the panniers to the back of the back and got that plastic block thing to lock the panniers in tight. That way, they can't move.

If that doesn't work for you, you could a) remove the plastic block lock from the pannier or b) move it to somewhere that doesn't interfere with your rack. The block could be re-fastened with a bolt washer and nut combo.
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I can remove the plastic block, but it doesn't solve the problem of the panniers bending when they're on the rack.
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Old 06-27-08, 09:21 PM
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The Axiom panniers I have seem like they could flex a bit without causing a problem.

But after looking at your leftmost photo, I agree that the rack does sweep out quite a bit. It's almost like they should have routed the curved steel part on the inside.

Maybe there's a Tubus rack in your future.
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Well, I returned the rack, the guys at the bicycle shop agree it's a silly design. They didn't have any other racks, so I went to another place, and got a Journey rack, which seams to fit fine
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