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Lightweight rack

secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,904
edited May 2017 in Commuting chat
Hiya

Might need to add a bag to my winter bike, for extended commute (cunning plan in development)

Any recommendations? Would be for small pannier to hold a few clothes, laptop, etc

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  • spasypaddyspasypaddy Posts: 5,179
    Ive got the bontrager one that attaches via the brake bridge and QR skewer
  • rhodrichrhodrich Posts: 867
    Don't do it. Get a Carradice instead!
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  • I have a Tortec Velocity which I've paired with an Upso bag (made by Carradice). Holds everything I need (laptop, shoes, change of clothes). The rack was about £20 from Cycle Republic which felt like a bargain.

    I'm guessing it keeps the weight a bit lower and therefore has less effect on the centre of gravity than a large (Carradice) seat pack, although I'm often quite tempted to buy one just to see if I'm correct.
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    Looking at the title, I wondered if this was Commuting Chat's answer to Bottom Bracket's "Big Girls" thread :wink:
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  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    I've got one of these:

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    lying around not being used as I ended up preferring a backpack, but it's bloody good and has a liner for complete dry protection - this is the 17" version. The nice thing is that its shape lends itself well to keeping clothes less creased.
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    Looking at the title, I wondered if this was Commuting Chat's answer to Bottom Bracket's "Big Girls" thread :wink:

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  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,904
    Looking at the title, I wondered if this was Commuting Chat's answer to Bottom Bracket's "Big Girls" thread :wink:

    :lol: :oops: Fnarr

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  • tgotbtgotb Posts: 4,714
    I'm guessing it keeps the weight a bit lower and therefore has less effect on the centre of gravity than a large (Carradice) seat pack, although I'm often quite tempted to buy one just to see if I'm correct.
    I have both (on different bikes) and with normal commuting loads the difference is negligible. The weight of your bag is only a few % of the total bike/rider weight, and you're only moving it up a foot or so; I reckon it shifts the overall centre of mass about a centimetre.
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  • Hi,

    I have a perfect suggestion for you. Around 3 months ago, I purchased a backpack online which is called Iamrunbox. It has a hard shell and it keeps your clothes completely crease free. It is great for run-commuting and cycle-commuting. They also have garment carriers, one of my colleagues purchased that one on Amazon.

    Here are the links,

    https://iamrunbox.com/en/backpack/3-bac ... lor-orange

    https://iamrunbox.com/en/garment-carrie ... lor-orange
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