Putting a pannier rack on a Triban 3

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dai_t75
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Putting a pannier rack on a Triban 3

Postby dai_t75 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 18:26 pm

Evening all,

Looking for some wisodom (yet again :oops: ) with regards to a pannier rack. I think the bike has the relevant 'holes' in the right places to fit a rack. My main worry however is whether I can fit a rack to the bike and leave the Cruds on there? Also, whether the back brake will get in the way of the top holes?

This is the rack I am eyeing up:
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/topeak-super-tourist-dx-rear-rack/

To give you a better idea about whether it will be possible I took the following pics:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/92425701@N06/8398345449/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/92425701@N06/8399432202/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/92425701@N06/8399430386/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/92425701@N06/8398346813/

With regard to the back brake problem I have seen this item mentioned as a work around:
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/mpart-single-bolt-seat-post-clamp-with-rack-mount/

Thanks as always :)

Simon Masterson
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Re: Putting a pannier rack on a Triban 3

Postby Simon Masterson » Sun Jan 20, 2013 18:40 pm

I don't see why the rear brake would pose an issue. I suspect that the Cruds might work with a rack, but since you have eyes why do you use them anyway? Get some SKS. ;)

dai_t75
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Re: Putting a pannier rack on a Triban 3

Postby dai_t75 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 18:58 pm

Simon Masterson wrote:I don't see why the rear brake would pose an issue. I suspect that the Cruds might work with a rack, but since you have eyes why do you use them anyway? Get some SKS. ;)


To be honest I bought them before I knew the Triban had the relevant holes for the SKS's. I went on a bit of a spree on Wiggle (yes, I blame them) before I picked the bike up and saw the Cruds being mentioned around here quite a lot. Looking back this was probably a bit daft. Luckily for me though I haven't got any complaints against the cruds. Bit of a faff getting them on, but since then I have not had any rubbing/issues and they have kept me clean and dry!

Out of curiosity, if I did have SKS's using the holes, would it be possible to get the rack on there?

Simon Masterson
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Re: Putting a pannier rack on a Triban 3

Postby Simon Masterson » Sun Jan 20, 2013 19:13 pm

Ah, OK; in that case you are forgiven. Just don't do it again. ;)

They will both fit fine, though; this is the standard configuration.

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Re: Putting a pannier rack on a Triban 3

Postby dai_t75 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 19:28 pm

Simon Masterson wrote:Ah, OK; in that case you are forgiven. Just don't do it again. ;)

They will both fit fine, though; this is the standard configuration.


I can't promise that I'm afraid :P

Apologies for being dense.... the standard configuration you mention - SKS and rack?


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