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  1. #1
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    Panniers, road bikes, what PITA

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    I decided due to the length of my commute (12-24 rolling hilly miles one way) I would be happiest on a road bike outfitted with panniers or a rear trunk rack. I had narrowed it down to a Felt FW4 until I found out it doesn't have the brazes for the panniers. @%#$! I want to keep it as low end as possible, ruling out many road bikes. This bike is the most I want to spend. It is this one or a Giant from a shop I don't care for.

    Can you put a rear rack on this Felt? http://www.feltracing.com/products/p...catid=18,19,26

    Maybe I should just go back to getting the Kona Dew Plus, I just don't want flat bars and a long top tube (compared to what I am used to) for a long ride.
    Amanda

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    Currently under discussion here .
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    no seatpost rack on a carbon seatpost, I hear. Correct me if I am wrong. You can always switch to aluminium.
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    Here's the thread Zen meant to link to. Yes, if that Felt is an aluminum frame, you can attach a rear rack with band clamps. Old Man Mountain (linked to in the other thread) supplies clamps with their racks. Blackburn at least used to, as I used them many years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zencentury View Post
    Currently under discussion here .
    that's a bad link. really bad.
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    Thanks guys, I was in a hurry on a break at work. Never bothered to see if anyone asked the same question. I am really coveting those fancy panniers by Basil!
    Amanda

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    2007 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Road | Selle Italia Lady Gel Flow | "Miranda"


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