[CR]Recommendations for racks and panniers

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Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 19:33:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <853052.30648.qm@web82201.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
Subject: [CR]Recommendations for racks and panniers

I'm looking to set up a couple of bikes for commuting, including a Schwinn World Voyageur and a Schwinn Sports Tourer. I live only about two miles from work, and this town is only about 25,000, so I feel I really should be using a bike for around town transportation, not just rides on the weekend. As I mentioned a week or two ago, I'm looking for rear racks which can be mounted to the brake center bolt, so I don't have to clamp anything to the stays. I did obtain a Blackburn of this tyep from a list member, but I'm still interested if any of the high quality chromed steel or stainless racks like Nitto, Tubus or Berthoud can be mounted to the brake bolt.

Also, for commuting I need to carry a medium size laptop and a briefcase, although the briefcase might be optional. What size panniers, in litres, should I look for?

Finally, what are the best sources for high quality rear racks and paniers? I know VeloOrange, Wallingford and Rivendell. Anyone else specialize in this type of gear?


Jerry moos
Big Spring, Texas, USA