Should I remove my racks?

Bigtallfatbloke

New Member
Ok I know it's an irrelevant question...but humor me...

is it cooler to keep my front and rear racks on when I am not using them, or take them off?
 

zimzum42

Legendary Member
Get them off!
 

SamNichols

New Member
Location
Colne, Lancs
No, what you want is to keep them on, get your panniers out, fill them with bricks and attach them to your racks. That's the way 'real men' train, none of this carbon fibre stuff, real men train with steel bikes and bricks.
 

snorri

Legendary Member
On.
A bicycle without luggage carrying capacity is not worth having.
It's always handy to be able to carry odd items at short notice. I found a replacement lid for my recycling bin whilst miles from home just last week. Because I had my racks on it was easy to carry it home. Always carry some light rope or bungee cords as well.;)
 
snorri said:
On.
A bicycle without luggage carrying capacity is not worth having.
It's always handy to be able to carry odd items at short notice. I found a replacement lid for my recycling bin whilst miles from home just last week. Because I had my racks on it was easy to carry it home. Always carry some light rope or bungee cords as well.:smile:
Should have had some string with you instead; you could have worn it like a Vietnamese peasant. ;)
 

PrettyboyTim

New Member
Location
Brighton
snorri said:
On.
A bicycle without luggage carrying capacity is not worth having.
It's always handy to be able to carry odd items at short notice. I found a replacement lid for my recycling bin whilst miles from home just last week. Because I had my racks on it was easy to carry it home. Always carry some light rope or bungee cords as well.;)
I'm with Snorri on this one.
 

Fab Foodie

hanging-on in quiet desperation ...
ON...you just need another bike for the "without".
 
I'd agree with other people here, remove the front rack and keep the rear and buy another bike that can't take racks ;). Don't know if its true or not and I don't want to test it, but apparently the presence of racks and guards make a bike less desirable to thieves. :smile: If I was that way inclined I'd just take the bike and remove the racks/guards.:becool:
 
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