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  1. #1
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    Carrying a (second) rear rack

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    I plan to bring accessories for my new commuter to my LBS tomorrow after work - a saddle, decals, computer, and a spare rack I will be using. I can carry most of the stuff in a trunk bag, but any ideas how to safely carry a second rack?
    DH says he'd drive it down as he (and I) feels that strapping it to my rear rack with its legs sticking straight up in the air is an accident waiting to happen. But I really would prefer to bring everything in one shot. It kind of defeats the purpose of my riding over there if he just drives down, you know?

    Other than a backpack or courier bag, I have no pannier to use (I will have my clothes and towel in my Toocan bag and my Arkel is not adjusted for the rack and I'd prefer not to mess with it tonight).
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    What kind of bizarre accident does the boy think will befall you? Zip tie that bad boy on there and go!
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    You don't know my track record!

    Got the rack to fit in the Toocan bag, along with the other stuff. Clothes will go in the backpack.
    2007 Seven ID8 - Bontrager InForm
    2003 Klein Palomino - Terry Firefly (?)
    2010 Seven Cafe Racer - Bontrager InForm
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    Question Maybe...

    Can't you stack the new rack on top of the existing rack, and then zip tie it on? Like nested or stacking chairs, one on top of another. Nothing will stick up that way. And then lash the rest to both racks with a bungee. Or use your pannier.

    HTH.

    ~Laura

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    Pannier worked.
    tx
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    2003 Klein Palomino - Terry Firefly (?)
    2010 Seven Cafe Racer - Bontrager InForm
    2008 Cervelo P2C - Adamo Prologue Saddle

 

 

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