Help - what pannier rack can I put on my bike?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by nindustrial, 13 Jul 2012.

  1. nindustrial

    nindustrial New Member

    I have recently purchased a 2011 Giant Bowery Mashup, and am enjoying it very much:
    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-ca/bikes/model/bowery.mashup/8071/45717/

    This is my first Giant bike, and it is rapidly proving to be a great commuter. I do have a support question though which I am hoping someone can help me with. I took it in to my bike-store to ask this question, and they were unable to help me.

    There are two eyelet holes just above the tension adjuster on the rear-fork, visible on the online pic if you zoom in:
    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/_generated/_generated_ca/bikes/models/images/2000/2011/Bowery_MashUp_wht2000.jpg

    I would like to know what these are for? I was hoping I could use them to put a light pannier rack onto the bike, but the mechanic at my bike-store couldnt find a bike-rack that would fit. Is this what they are for, and what sort of rack could i use?

    I desperately need a rack on this bike, as I'm primarily using it for commuting, and I don't like the seat-post racks I've seen so far.

    Greatly appreciate your help!
     
  2. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    What did they mean by "not fit"?

    Options are many and varied, and I have yet to meet a bike that would not take a rack.

    Worst case scenarios are axle mounts, p clips and seat collar adaptors.
     
  3. OP
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    nindustrial

    nindustrial New Member

    They said the racks they have won't thread through the eyelot holes I pointed out in my post. Ideally, I'd like a rack that uses these holes, but if they're not meant for a rack, what are they for?

    Also - looks like I mistakenly double-posted my question. Whoops, sorry - browser glitch. Can someone delete my second post, or can I do so myself?
     
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