New posts

Pannier rack - hard tail with no mounts?

March 26, 2015, 7:20 a.m.
Posts: 17893
Joined: Oct. 28, 2003

Are there any good pannier racks that will stand up to many miles travel? The catch is my bike doesn't have mount points.

March 26, 2015, 7:42 a.m.
Posts: 5738
Joined: May 28, 2005

there are ones that trap on to the chainstays. don't know much about them. these ones, by freeloader:

i bought a bob trailer, there's a model that easily accomodates high volume 29er tires

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

March 26, 2015, 8:14 a.m.
Posts: 583
Joined: June 6, 2006

i have an old man mountain on my kona unit 29. had it for years, does great. mine is for road bikes, so i have clearance issues with real mtb tires. but there are many options when you buy.

March 26, 2015, 8:38 a.m.
Posts: 2009
Joined: July 19, 2003

second the old man mountain.

Just a speculative fiction. No cause for alarm.

March 26, 2015, 9:29 a.m.
Posts: 2906
Joined: June 15, 2006

I have just what you need. Will call you later.

This trip to Kelowna was definately an undertaking - Liam and I had been planning this project for 24 hours. We worked really hard to pull out all the stops in this video. We had slo-mo goggle shots; time lapses; pedal flips; outrageous product shots; unloading and loading the bike; walking through the field with your hand in wheat. At the end of the day this trip was all about just getting out and riding with all my friends.

www.letsridebikes.ca

March 26, 2015, 2:23 p.m.
Posts: 10077
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

For the upper mounting points, you can change the seat post clamp to a model with mounting points.

March 26, 2015, 8:58 p.m.
Posts: 0
Joined: Jan. 28, 2005

The Old Man Mountain racks have performed admirably on our Iditarod builds, but they're kind of kludgy-looking for the money. I'm a big Tubus fan; the QR Adapter kit in conjunction with a Salsa Rack-Lock seat collar will be a clean and effective solution.

Revelate Designs makes a Mariachi-specific frame bag that gives a lot more breathing room on narrow singletrack than a set of panniers, with more secure attachment when the going gets rough and bumpy.

Mighty Riders
On The Rivet Cyclewear
Vallie Components
Novex Clean Delivery Solutions

March 26, 2015, 9:20 p.m.
Posts: 2615
Joined: May 23, 2006

Can't get no Blackburn tabs no more?

“The best propaganda is that which, as it were, works invisibly, penetrates the whole of life without the public having any knowledge of the propagandistic initiative.”

Joseph Goebbels

March 26, 2015, 9:37 p.m.
Posts: 17893
Joined: Oct. 28, 2003

How do you find the single ring commuter? I'm running 30T NW with a 11-36T and 29" wheels for trail, but was planning on setting up a front derailleur and three rings for touring, but just realized I could put on a 38T NW ring instead.

Will be road riding for a month on flatland, trying to keep up with a cyclocross bike.

March 26, 2015, 9:55 p.m.
Posts: 10077
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

Can't get no Blackburn tabs no more?

I use them, but P-clips slide.

I've stopped the slide by using SS hose clamps below the P-clips.

March 26, 2015, 10:33 p.m.
Posts: 583
Joined: June 6, 2006

How do you find the single ring commuter? I'm running 30T NW with a 11-36T and 29" wheels for trail, but was planning on setting up a front derailleur and three rings for touring, but just realized I could put on a 38T NW ring instead.

Will be road riding for a month on flatland, trying to keep up with a cyclocross bike.

old pic, i'm back to a 3 ring. but there were no issues, that ring is a surly stainless steel 36t with the deep teeth, so 9sp 36x11-34. no dropping the chain or anything like that. but as for speed, i definitely don't race when commuting, but felt pretty good, i ran out of gears on my brief downhill, but that was it.

March 27, 2015, 10:43 a.m.
Posts: 5738
Joined: May 28, 2005

Will be road riding for a month on flatland, trying to keep up with a cyclocross bike.

a month? good grief sven, buy a used touring bike or something

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

March 27, 2015, 10:47 a.m.
Posts: 17893
Joined: Oct. 28, 2003

Hmm. 22 lb Ti hard tail with proper handlebars or a 25-28 lb curlybar…

March 27, 2015, 11:04 a.m.
Posts: 1006
Joined: Sept. 24, 2003

Hmm. 22 lb Ti hard tail with proper handlebars or a 25-28 lb curlybar…

Sven; taking the one bike theory to new extremes.

Jon-boy.

March 27, 2015, 11:06 a.m.
Posts: 1006
Joined: Sept. 24, 2003

By the way Thule has some that I posted up around Interbike time.

Nice racks here.

Jon-boy.

Forum jump: