Can I mount a rack on a road bike that has no rack mount holes?

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  • richpips
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    P clips, but I wouldn't advise it.

    spyke85
    Member

    P clips or seatpost mounted rack….I would avoid both

    Premier Icon mtbfix
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    Assuming that you do not wish to carry huge loads then get a seatpost mounting beam rack. However I tend not to recommend those for carbon seatposts.

    TandemJeremy
    Member

    You can get seat qrs with a top mounting built in and tubus make some gadgets for the bottom mounting that is better than p clips. axle mount.

    You can also get racks that mount to v brake mounts.

    http://www.tubus.com/en/spares-and-accessories

    http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/product/13266/Giant_QR_Seat_Clamp_With_Rack_Mounting

    cynic-al
    Member

    I understand that carbon seatposts survive clamping forces (OK OK I know they're designed to but…)

    trail_rat
    Member

    just be aware if putting panniers on your bike and it may not have heel clearance for them

    Naff
    Member

    Cheers guys,
    It sounds like a seat post rack might be the best way to go. I don't have an carbon seatpost and I won't be doing lots of touring on it. Normally it's a hack it into work bike but I want to do a Paris -> London trip on it over the summer. So not much kit and only 3 days of riding…

    Sound like a seatpost rack might be do-able? Any one used one or got recommendations?

    druidh
    Member

    Consider a handlebar bag too. You could put quite a lot of heavier items in there.

    richpips
    Member

    carradice sqr tour holds loads, that and a bar bag would hold close to 20 litres.

    rootes1
    Member

    Naff,

    how much do you want to carry?

    16litres enough?

    then get one of these:

    my road bike has rack mounts, but Carradice SQR was neater
    they do them in different shapes, they are waterproof and so not sway, uses a quick release etc

    get quite a bit of stuff in them

    i'd use a bar bag and large saddle bag combo.

    Naff
    Member

    Anyone know if there are any adaptors out there that will wrap around my nice carbon wish bone and provide me with something to attach a rack to?

    Naff
    Member

    Shouldn't need to carry all that much. A change of clothes, spare cycling kit and some tools should sort me out. I'm liking the idea of the Carradice SQR with a bar bag if I need more space.

    Any other good recommendations on makes of bar bag? I presume it's generally worth paying extra for a waterproof one? While I'm not going to use it all that much it would be sods law if it p1ssed it down during one of the days and everything got soaked.

    druidh
    Member

    Ortlieb – accept no other

    rootes1
    Member

    If you have smaller frame/lower saddle go for the Carradice SQR slim same volume but not as tall.

    Carradice make matching bar bag, though ortlieb bar bags are v.nice

    wiggle stock both

    Beware the "I'm not carrying much" trap.

    1 change of clothes (inc. off the bike shoes)
    1 set of spare cycling kit
    Wash kit (minimum of a bar of soap, toothbrush and paste)
    Couple of tubes, repair kit, multitool.

    Still takes up a lot of space. And you will still smell like the proverbial Frenchman by the time you get to Paris in 3 day old kit.

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