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hankchong
10-01-2014, 10:13 PM
I'm looking to add a rack to my Lemond Poprad for commute purposes. The frame has dropout eyelets, but no mounts on the seat stays for a rack. I'm interested in any suggestions for a seatpost mount rack, or other solutions to allow for a reasonable commute without needing a backpack. Thanks in advance.

mmfs
10-01-2014, 10:25 PM
How about no rack and a Carradice style saddle bag? Or a rack attached to your seat stays with p-clips?

thwart
10-01-2014, 10:36 PM
There are racks that can mount to the brake bridge and dropouts…

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3931/15412249005_b4cd2f7e7b_c.jpg

…well, failing that, there's the option of p-clamps to the seat stays as above...

Ken Robb
10-01-2014, 10:40 PM
I like Carradice and similar bags sold by Rivendell but I also have a couple of racks with/without integrated bags that mount to a seat post. There is almost no weight limit to a bag slung under my Brooks saddle but the clamp-ons shouldn't support more than 15 pounds or so.

eddief
10-01-2014, 11:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSGFW89yRUU

cp43
10-01-2014, 11:02 PM
You could get one of these: http://problemsolversbike.com/products/seatpost_clamp_with_rack_mounts and mount a rack of your choice.

Personally I like having a rack, and panniers capable of carrying a laptop. It gives me the ability to use one or two panniers, according to my needs that day. That said, if you never have to carry more than lunch and a change of clothes, a seat bag might be more than enough.

Chris

Ken Robb
10-01-2014, 11:08 PM
You could get one of these: http://problemsolversbike.com/products/seatpost_clamp_with_rack_mounts and mount a rack of your choice.

Personally I like having a rack, and panniers capable of carrying a laptop. It gives me the ability to use one or two panniers, according to my needs that day. That said, if you never have to carry more than lunch and a change of clothes, a seat bag might be more than enough.

Chris
OK, but my Riv Hoss saddlebag hung from my B-17 on my Rivendell easily carries 35 pounds.

jr59
10-02-2014, 06:00 AM
This works; http://www.axiomgear.com/products/gear/racks/streamliner-series/streamliner-road-dlx/

So does the caradice with bagman rack

natan
10-02-2014, 02:45 PM
I have Vaude Off road Bag. It's for super heavy packing but allowed me to ride without a pack.

http://www.vaude.com/en-GB/Products/Backpacks/Off-Road-Bag-M-black.html

It can be unclipped form the seatpost leaving only a small mount. Comes with rain cover and a shoulder strap.

pdmtong
10-02-2014, 03:28 PM
Since you have frame eyelets there is no need to look at the seat post only mounted racks.

My wife has a seat post rack with side pannier frame on her old FS mtb which is now used for commuting. she had a Delta rack with a QR seat post clamp for four years before some a$$ stole it from the hospital only bike area. took the grocery bag panniers too. $200 later, she now has a bolt on Delta rack with new REI grocery panniers which she takes inside.

The Topeak and blackburn are nice systems, but note the rear tray is really designed for their matching bag.

we have the topeak explorer disc and mtx bag on my daughters beater, works fine. pricey but fine

suggest you get that seat post eyelet clamp. all that weight is ok hanging on a 30.9 post clamped near the collar but 27.2? hmmm.

fogrider
10-02-2014, 05:34 PM
I have tried the bolt on rack/bags on the seatpost...I hate the way the bike handles! the weight is too high. go with a rack and mount the bag as low as possible.

rnhood
10-02-2014, 05:41 PM
This should work and make life easy.

Black Dog
10-02-2014, 07:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSGFW89yRUU

Seen the Arkel rack and bag in the flesh and they are very well made products. I am thinking of getting one for my hotel to hotel ride across the Alps next summer.

thwart
10-02-2014, 08:03 PM
This is a cool rack for 'cross bikes like the Poprad.

Attachment at the canti studs and rear dropout.

stien
10-02-2014, 08:28 PM
I just rigged up a setup with eyelets but no upper mount. Massaged (bent) upper stays of the rack to reach lowest part of seatpost. Through bolted a clamp. Done!

p nut
10-02-2014, 10:16 PM
May I suggest something totally different?

Simple, inexpensive Wald Basket
http://publicbikes.com/prodimages/800/18893_10.jpg