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Bike racks

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Joe24, 19 Aug 2007.

  1. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Hello
    I must have the only folder that doesnt have a rack on the back. In my local Lidl they have the bike bags coming in on Monday. So what rack would i need for one? I dont think i have the bolts and everything for some of the racks, so does it mean i have to get one that attaches to the seatpost?
    On my Mums old bike, theres the rack that fits to the bolt that the brakes are on. But how do i know if the panniers will fit onto it?
    I cant buy off the internet so its got to be a shop. The local bike shop has these racks http://www.thebikeshop-nottingham.com/10441/info.php?p=8&cat=22451 and i have thought about the Pannier rack seat post mount. Or do i get a normal rack and use the P clips to connect it, and will they fit onto the back of a folder?

    Cheers

    Joe
     
  2. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    Location:
    Gosport
    Which Folder?

    The problem with folders is the small wheels and fold. Often a rack will either be difficult to fit due fo the size of the rear triangle, or will affect the fold.

    If you can let us know which one you have, it is likely that someone will have already come up with their own answer.
     
  3. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Well the folder i have is a seasure one. I dont think it will effect the fold too much. The handlebars fold away from the bike, and its just a fold in the middle. The only thing i can see it changing is it pushing the fold out slightly. Heres the bike, i dont think it shows the fold too good though. ssfb2.jpg

    Cheers
     
  4. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    freaky shoot them folders

    take it to the LBS surely and see?