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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:44 pm 
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i plan on doing the coast to coast ride in a few months time......anyone using racks and bags that are worth shouting about?


dont fancy carrying spare clothes and supplies on my back.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:50 pm 
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Blackburn mtn rack is the stapple of many a tourer.. If you have the cash tubus are nice. VFM option is bor yeuh. Salsa and Surly also have some nice solid looking racks. For something a bit different have a look at velo orange and rivendell.


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forgot to add, its for the spaceframe....and the design of the rear is different from most rigid bikes.

it does have rear rack mounts though, fitted as an extra.

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Does the Jones have 3 x 6 gearing?

Sorry to go off topic.


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Looks like a tricky fit :? not sure. It would be a shame to simply fit those seatpost mounted ones.


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Tazio wrote:
Does the Jones have 3 x 6 gearing?

Sorry to go off topic.


yes 8)


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kaiser wrote:
Looks like a tricky fit :? not sure. It would be a shame to simply fit those seatpost mounted ones.


i was planning on custom Ti racks from Jeff but the customs charges and wait for his work is shocking. getting a bike is bad enough, cant find any pics of these fitted with bags.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:08 am 
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kaiser wrote:
Blackburn mtn rack is the stapple of many a tourer.. If you have the cash tubus are nice. VFM option is bor yeuh. Salsa and Surly also have some nice solid looking racks. For something a bit different have a look at velo orange and rivendell.



Im with Kaiser on this, Blackburn may not be the most expensive but it
ain't bad either. My old one survived 80+ miles of torture this year doing
coast to coast with ma posse :lol: on a ridged Kona and you wont
encounter any worse than we did. I also own Tubus racks as well but not
used off road "yet" :wink:
The Blackburn (Might) have the range of adjustment to fit your frame???


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:09 am 
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i will look into the blackburn racks, do they do bags too?


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I've had a look at these at my LBS. I want to use them for the West Highland Way in May

http://www.topeak.com/products/TrunkBags-MTX


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