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Can a universal rear rack be installed without hindering the folding features of the bike ??? or am i stuck having to use a seatpost mounted ??

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How do you install w800 givi rear luggage rack

The Givi rack used on W800/540/400 comes with universal mounting brackets, connectors, fasteners, nuts & bolts.... and of course, some form of 'Manual' to guide you. But don't expect a step-by-step manual, since it is a universal rack system and therefore will have to suit different bikes' designs.

Depending on the installer's (you, your friend or your friendly mechanic) experience and also if he/she isn't rushing it, the end result could look okay or a bit messy. Personally, I don't like it... :)

Jun 29, 2014 | 2011 kawasaki W800

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Trying to install Sunlite HD tourer rear carrier #45772. on a Rand 18 speed. There are no holes for front brackets in frame. Do you just drill the holes?

Never drill holes in a bike frame unless you have a death wish. "Rand 18-speed" doesn't tell us much. Most cheapo bike frames have a 'brake bridge' with a hole on the center for mounting accessories like fenders. Many racks can mount with a single rather than double front supports.. Lacking that, call a bike shop or web search for "bicycle seatstay rack clamps" to adapt the rack to attach to the seat stays.

Sunlite also makes a seatpost rack mount which looks like a more elegant way to solve the problem.

Sep 13, 2011 | Cycling

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I can not get the metal fixing plates to reach the rear rack without touching the brake calliper or at an angle that makes the rack lean forward. Also the nuts provided for fixing the rack to the stays are...

This design is pretty much universal. Is there anything unusual about YOUR frame (very small, for example)? It may just be incompatible with your frame. The picture on this post is the style that uses TWO straps with the assumption you have two braze-ons. V-brakes might be in the way of them. Older or MTB racks have a center-support option for the once ubiquitous center-mount that also supports a fender.

Which rack is right for you?

A hardware store can supply the longer screws. Take one with you as a sizer. They're metric. Get stainless steel and consider aircraft nuts that won't vibrate loose.

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Jun 16, 2011 | Blackburn EX 1 Expedition Rack

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I have a mens schwinn midmoor bike that I'm trying to find a rear rack for. Where do I attach the rack at under the seat? Do I need a seat clamp attachment? What size? I'd appreciate any help! :) ...

The most secure and sway-free type would be one that bolts to the bike at at least three points, not simply clamping the seatpost.

Blackburn and Topeak make some nice ones. They mostly bolt to those pre-drilled holes above and behind the rear axle and most say what wheel-size bike they will fit plus they have a range of adjustment (usually via bendable metal braces) for reaching that key third point near the top of the seatstays or brake bridge.

Mar 26, 2011 | Schwinn Midmoor Men's Hybrid Bike

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How do you install rear bike rack on a bike with disc brakes?

Depends. If it's a frame with the rear caliper inside the rear triangle the rack will usually bolt right on. If it's a frame with an IS mount caliper hanging off the back of the seatstay you will usually need a to use a longer bolt and a spacer to let the brake and rack share a mounting point. If it's a bike with a post mount brake you will probably have to improvise something. P-clamps can be helpful.

Dec 16, 2010 | Cycling

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Assembling Avenir Alloy Rear Pannier Rack I need assembling instructions. I bought it new but it came without instructions.

Avenir makes a wide variety of pannier products, from a simple metal rack that clamps to the seatpost
all the way to a full touring rig with three or more bags

I'm going to guess that you're talking about the simple metal rack, and the seatpost-clamp style. If you have a different product, post back with the model number (use the "add comment" link to the right) and I'll take a swag at the instructions for your product.

For the seatpost-clamp rack, the clamp is held on by four bolts. It's important that they be tightened evenly, and the only way to accomplish this is to tighten them each a little bit at a time.
Put the rack on the back of the seatpost, so the platform has plenty of space over the back tire. If you're mounting this on a full-suspension mountain bike, be sure to allow enough space for wheel travel.
There is a small square plate with bolt holes in the corners that will match the front end of the platform. This is called the mounting plate.
Put the mounting plate on the front of the seatpost, and thread in each of the four bolts. Don't tighten them yet, just make sure that the threads are seated and that the plate is even (not clamped down tight on one side and angled out on the other)
Tighten the bolts until the mounting plate and the platform are each touching the seatpost, and again make sure that the sides are even.

Now, tighten each bolt 1/2 turn at a time, going back and forth in an X pattern over all four bolts.
When you can no longer (easily) move the platform from side to side, you should stop tightening so you don't damage your seatpost from over clamping.

If your seatpost is too skinny to get a solid clamp, the rack should have come with some rubber shims that you can use to fille the extra space.

Again, if I just described the wrong product, post back with a comment here and include the model number, and I'll help you out.

Aug 14, 2010 | Raleigh Cycling

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I just got a used trailer/stroller and the part that connects to the trailer and bike is missing do you know what this is called and where i can get one?

There are basically three types of mounting which include the seatpost, bike rack, axle or frame. These just refer to the location on where you will be mounting the stroller to the bike. For instance, seatpost require you to mount your trailer adjacent to the rider. This actually provides solution to the different types of bikes that you have. there are many sites where you may get these. e.g here or here
it may even be fabricated depending on your set.


May 25, 2010 | Cycling

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How can I lock this to my bike?

You can use a cable/lock and run it through the bike frame and then the slots on the rack (assuming it has slots which most do) when you leave it parked. If you get along enough cable then you can even use this to lock your bike as well. The only other solution is to use 1 way bolts to tighten the rack to the seatpost....however, as teh name implies be aware that these can only be removed by drilling them out. good luck

May 20, 2010 | Topeak Qr Beam Rack Ex Bicycle Rack

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Adjusting seat on a Women's Schwinn Jet Star 26" bike

It sounds like the bike you bought was too big for you. Your only option here is to replace the seatpost with one that does not have this feature. You can pick up a seatpost at a bicycle shop and they should install it for you, too, if they are a good shop.

Hope this helps a little,

Sep 18, 2009 | Schwinn Cycling

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