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What are these two holes for?

rumbatazrumbataz Posts: 796
edited September 2017 in Road general
Does anyone know what these two holes on the rear of my pannier rack are for? It's an Electra Townie rack:

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  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,161
    Fitting a light or a reflector.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Towing a caravan?
    I don't do smileys.

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  • Has anyone noticed this guy HAS A BROOKS SUSPENSIONISED SADDLE! f'in hell thats cool!

    Those holes are universal attachment holes. They can be used for attaching light mounts (sometimes bags on top of the rack will obscure seat post lights), kiddie trailers and as has already been suggested, caravans.
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  • rumbatazrumbataz Posts: 796
    Cool!

    Just ordering a caravan now... :mrgreen:
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 10,839
    Has anyone noticed this guy HAS A BROOKS SUSPENSIONISED SADDLE! f'in hell thats cool!

    'Suspensionised' saddle - more commonly-known as a 'sprung' saddle...
  • kim10kim10 Posts: 186
    rumbataz wrote:
    Cool!

    Just ordering a caravan now... :mrgreen:

    Let us know how you get on!!! :D

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  • rumbatazrumbataz Posts: 796
    Damn! Those holes look ugly. I need to cover them up with something.
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    saves weight
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    rumbataz wrote:
    Damn! Those holes look ugly. I need to cover them up with something.

    You could drape a hot blonde over the carrier.
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  • rumbatazrumbataz Posts: 796
    cooldad wrote:
    You could drape a hot blonde over the carrier.

    If I sat on the carrier facing rearwards, my belly overhang would cover it up quite nicely. :mrgreen:
  • Alex99Alex99 Posts: 1,436
    Most disappointment after reading thread title of 2017
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,161
    You could get some nice decals to go over the holes. I'm sure there is a thread on here offering them ?
  • gimplgimpl Posts: 268
    Your garage is way too neat and tidy - cycle more :lol:
  • The springs on that saddle!
  • rumbatazrumbataz Posts: 796
    The springs on that saddle!

    Boing, boing, boing,,, :mrgreen:
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    What's the bike? Looks nice and shiny.
  • Garry H wrote:
    What's the bike? Looks nice and shiny.

    It's an Electra Townie - a bike designed for those with a more, erm, fuller figure.
  • Anyway, going back to my two holes, how would I attach a light or reflector onto them? I've spent ages looking for rear lights and reflectors but they all generally have mounts for seat posts.

    The ones for pannier mounting have horizontally spaced holes at 50mm or 80mm. My holes are vertically spaced at 20mm.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 2,386
    https://www.edinburghbicycle.com/moon-r ... gKeRPD_BwE

    Example of a bracket for Moon lights. Other brands do similar things and some lights come with them included.
  • I just know whatever you do, do not stick your right pinky finger into one of them.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Sugru it on of the screws don't line up....
  • Imposter wrote:
    Has anyone noticed this guy HAS A BROOKS SUSPENSIONISED SADDLE! f'in hell thats cool!

    'Suspensionised' saddle - more commonly-known as a 'sprung' saddle...

    I was trying to sound technical by inventing a new word :oops:
    I'm not a racist! My f'in car is black!
  • Holes covered with a reflector. I feel sooooooo much better now.
  • rumbataz wrote:
    Holes covered with a reflector. I feel sooooooo much better now.

    Thank Christ SWMBO is reading this.... it could be her new chastity belt
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    I'm thinking lady cyclist, no kids, decent disposable income, more than a hint of OCD?

    Please don't start a post with "Anyway, going back to my two holes"
  • I do need something prettier than a reflector though so any suggestions are welcome!
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    Small terracotta planter with some herbs and violas for a splash of colour?

    Small sign saying "if you can read this you're a) too fcuking close, and b) not looking at my @rse"?
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