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Old 10-25-2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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The more ive been commuting via cycling the more ive come across things i need to transport that wont fit in my backpack... So ive been thinking about purchasing a rack that clamps to the seatpost so it can be easily removed.. Any suggestions on a certain one/brand or are they all fairly similar due to the design being so simple



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Old 10-25-2012, 12:49 AM   #2
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Alex reviewed one from Arkel recently. You can find that here. And there was another post on the forums about one too.



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Old 10-25-2012, 01:46 AM   #3
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Thank you very much hack. Very good write up

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Thank you very much hack. Very good write up
Alex did that one. I'm fortunate to have him as a contributor.
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Bones, keep in mind the 13 lb load "limit" is just as a precaution if you are mounting to carbon. The rack is plenty strong for more weight if you're putting it on a steel or aluminum post. Let me know if you have any specific questions about the Arkel.

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That should work well.. Both my bikes have aluminum seat post.. And i really like the fact its easy on easy off for the days i decide to commute with my roadbike

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I tried a rear rack that clamps on my seat post and it never tightened enough. So after many attempts I had it welded. Problem solved. I don't know why it took me so long to think of this.

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It likely never tightened enough due to a diameter compatibility issue. It probably needed to be shimmed. Whatever works is good, though.

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Here's the link for Topeak as long as your post is aluminum, there are 3 different ones depending on your bike size. Had one for years, works great and also has a quick release clamp for removal.
http://www.topeak.com/products/Racks/MTXBeamRackE-Type



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