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seat post rack /pannier rack help please

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by cyberknight, 19 May 2017.

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  1. cyberknight

    cyberknight Guru

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    MY old boardman road comp i intend to use as a commuter / winter bike but i cant get my seatpost rack to clamp onto the 31.6 seat post .
    Does anyone know of a rack that will fit or alternatively a normal pannier rack as my current one is catching on the seatstays near the lower hole .I have changed the seatpost clamp to one that gives an upper mount point and i intend to use cruds for mudguards .
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  2. gasinayr

    gasinayr Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ayr Scotland
    Topeak beam racks come with rubber shims to suit all sizes
     
  3. cyberknight

    cyberknight Guru

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    South Derbyshire
  4. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

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    Sutton
    The weight they'll carry is quite low too. Think an ex colleague had one on his carbon bike, with an Ortlieb pannier. Was a while ago tho

    Go to a large LBS which sticks several rack makes and talk to the guys. Get them to fit too
     
  5. cyberknight

    cyberknight Guru

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    its only for commuting , so work clothes, sarnies etc , i have £75 to spend at halfords today when i pick up the new bike .
     
  6. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

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    Get the rack and fab compatible bag with the fold out panniers. A superb piece of kit
     
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  7. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    On 3 Wheels
    I agree but the rack will need the optional 'side supports' too. I wouldn't bother with the 'mudgard' though although I bought one, I suppose it keeps the back of the 'rackbag' clean but that's about all.
     
  8. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

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    True but surely he'll need those with any beam rack with panniers or they'll flap around

    If he's only carrying a few bits, is there no carradice solution that goes on one of their mounts, don't know if Halfords sell but he could use the vouchers for something else
     
  9. cyberknight

    cyberknight Guru

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    South Derbyshire
    http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bik...ets/topeak-trunkbag-rx-dxp-with-side-panniers

    http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-accessories/bike-pannier-racks/topeak-rx-beam-rack-v-type
    that makes £85 , i have £75 to spend free .
     
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  10. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

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    Sutton
    Can you find a price match anywhere or a tenner?

    Make sure you get the right beamrack for your frame size
    As above, you'll need the side bits for a beam rack
    Personally I don't like them. Not 100% stable

    Or just get a normal rack
     
  11. cyberknight

    cyberknight Guru

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    South Derbyshire
    Got the "free " cash though , might as well use it .
     
  12. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

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    Yes that's what I mean, get Halfords to pricematch a cheaper supplier, or add a tenner if there isn't one

    Do you need to spend it straightaway?
     
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  13. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    On 3 Wheels
    On a couple of my bikes the beam rack clamp will just 'wriggle' between the seatstays and clamp to the seat-tube.
     
  14. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One.....

    Location:
    Egham
    I use the larger MTX rack and bag with fold out side bags. Absolutely super bit of kit for commuting and shopping. I do also have the seatpost mounted rack with side supports, fine for commuting but limited to about 7kg from memory. Never had issues with it slipping, but would not use on a carbon seatpost
     
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  15. cyberknight

    cyberknight Guru

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    South Derbyshire
    yup , printed out wiggle and chain reactions prices to take with me :smile:
     
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