Re: [CR]Recommendations for racks and panniers

(Example: Framebuilding:Restoration)

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Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 02:02:06 -0300
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Subject: Re: [CR]Recommendations for racks and panniers

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 01:55 AM


Lickbike and AE Bike are experienced suppliers of better racks and panniers, too.

Major bag companies, and minor ones too have models sized for laptops, including convertibles from attache to attached.

Mr. Gordon has just moved to new digs and has seconds of some of his racks available on sale.

said Harry Travis Washington, DC USA

, stirred by:
       Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>'s message of:
       Tuesday 17 Jun 08 at 07:33 PM,
       On: [CR]Recommendations for racks and panniers
       [echoed below, in part<=1]
>I'm looking to set up a couple of bikes for commuting, including a
>Schwinn World Voyageur and a Schwinn Sports Tourer. I live only about
>two miles from work, and this town is only about 25,000, so I feel I
>really should be using a bike for around town transportation, not just
>rides on the weekend. As I mentioned a week or two ago, I'm looking
>for rear racks which can be mounted to the brake center bolt, so I
>don't have to clamp anything to the stays. I did obtain a Blackburn of
>this tyep from a list member, but I'm still interested if any of the
>high quality chromed steel or stainless racks like Nitto, Tubus or
>Berthoud can be mounted to the brake bolt.
> Also, for commuting I need to carry a medium size laptop and a
>briefcase, although the briefcase might be optional. What size
>panniers, in litres, should I look for?
> Finally, what are the best sources for high quality rear racks and
>paniers? I know VeloOrange, Wallingford and Rivendell. Anyone else
>specialize in this type of gear? HPT -- ----------------------------------------------------------- DemostiX