No rear bosses on my racer?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Matthew_T, 4 Aug 2012.

  1. Matthew_T

    Matthew_T "Young and Ex-whippet"

    I want to save as much money as I can when I start commuting to college in September so I am trying to avoid getting another bike if possible.
    I have a MuddyFox Milano Carva SE but it doesnt seem to have any rear bosses for a pannier rack. These bosses are all that I would need in order for me to use my racer and then be able to fork out on a lovely new racer (my current one is 4 years old and is showing it).

    Are there any pannier racks or panniers that do not require bosses? I dont really want to be paying more than £50 for a rack.
     
  2. You can get seatpost racks for light-ish loads, I have a Topeak one that's pretty good forup to 7kg :thumbsup:
     
  3. MrJamie

    MrJamie Oaf on a Bike

    Im sure ive seen some that mount onto the QR skewers and brakes too, no idea how good they are though.
     
  4. Scilly Suffolk

    Scilly Suffolk Über Member

    I believe that P-clips attaching to the seat stays will allow you to fit ordinary pannier racks.
     
  5. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

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    P clips. Cheap and easy to fit.
     
  6. OP
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    Matthew_T

    Matthew_T "Young and Ex-whippet"

  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
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    P clips are basically P shaped, they are usually plastic or rubber coated and they grip round your seat stay, to which you can fit mudguards or pannier rack. You'd need 4 clips, two bottom and two top, if you have no bosses.

    If your tubes are too thin, then you use a bit of old inner tube to pad the stay out under the clip.
     
  8. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

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  9. Scilly Suffolk

    Scilly Suffolk Über Member

    Yes.

    The clip goes around your stay and the screw goes through the eye in the rack (or mudguard).
     
  10. OP
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    Matthew_T

    Matthew_T "Young and Ex-whippet"

    On the below picture, could I use these holes for the bottom of the pannier rack or would they be too small (the holes for the screws)?
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  11. Jmenorton

    Jmenorton Active Member

  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    If threadded you can use those. They do indeed look like rack and mudguard mounts. What about the top end of your seat stays ? Here you may need p clips.
     
  13. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Accurate description though :tongue:
     
  14. OP
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    Matthew_T

    Matthew_T "Young and Ex-whippet"

    On the top of the seat I will need them. I might do a little 'trial and error' thing just before I start commuting and see if it works. If not then I cn just order a new bike with the rest of the stuff I am getting for it.
     
  15. RhythMick

    RhythMick Über Member

    Location:
    Barnsley
    I have a very good waterproof Backpack, an Outboard model.
     
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