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Old 03-31-09, 07:27 PM
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Nice Rack and Big Feet

I'm looking into the Surly Nice Rack, and wondering how adjustable it is for heel strike. has anyone had any issues? Ive got a cross check, which has chainstays roughly 1" shorter than the lht.
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From the subject line, I was thinking that maybe you had the wrong forum.
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wow, that was unintentional... yep, tall and naturally goofy, thats me.
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You can adjust the height up and down a fair amount on the Nice Rack if you so choose. That is really the only adjustment it has built into the mounting of it. The rear portion that sits behind the lower mount is really long so I think you could easily put any pannier on them and not have much trouble The main factor I would think would be your panniers. Most panniers should give you room to move them around slightly if you want.

It isn't exactly your setup, but I have no trouble on my LHT with Nice Racks (f/r) and Ortlieb back rollers and my jumbo sized 50 Sidis (U.S. 15). I had the rack and panniers mounted on my vintage touring bike that has a chainstay length close to that of the CC and never hit anything even with 180mm cranks.
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I have enormous feet (size 12 mens) and am having no trouble at all with my Nice racks. I donīt even have my panniers as far back as they can go.
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I it looks plenty adjustable, but is kind of overbuilt at 2.45 pounds. Personally I pick something about a pound lighter. The front one is even worse, so between the two you wind up carrying an extra 3 pounds or so. That is fairly significant IMO.
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you should be able to pick the panniers with adjustable mounts so the rack is kind of irrelevant. I'd first go from the amount of gear plan on carrying and how essential rear panniers are compared to piling gear on the the rear rack with frame and front panniers.
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Darn, I thought this was going to be another Dolly Parton meets Bozo the Clown thread.
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tubus for the win (light and strong).

You can move the load back, but the whole point of long chainstays isn't to avoid heel strike per se but to avoid heel strike while keeping the load in front of the rear axle. worth keeping in mind when you think about pushing those panniers back into the stone age.

You might want to think about a strong front rack system or a large carradice saddlebag, so that you can carry the majority of your weight up there, and thus be free to move the light, bulky things out of the way of your flippers on your short chainstay bike. This will allow a full load without adversely affecting the handling...
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Old 04-02-09, 08:52 AM
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exactly, utilize the rear rack for items like a tent,sleeping bag or other stuff of that dimension, put in a frame pack/shoulder sling rack and use a front rack for panniers if needed. If a person is going to carry a lot of weight you'll need it up front anyway so start there and move back since a lot of weight is already sitting on the rear wheel.


you might also consider rear panniers that aren't as tall for clearing heels. These appear to be 11" tall by 14" wide which is not as tall as most panniers. If the dimension or the other way,,oops.

https://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FSBP

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