Re: [CR]Re: Recommendations for racks and panniers


Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PY-10

Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 15:59:55 -0600
From: "Mitch Harris" <mitch.harris@gmail.com>
To: beandk@rcn.com
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Recommendations for racks and panniers
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On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 4:44 AM, David Bean <beandk@rcn.com> wrote:
> Let me put in a plug for the much-maligned brand Pletscher. Their "Athlete"
> model mounts to seatstay eyes or brake bolt and is much sturdier than the
> common mousetrap rack. And if you're lucky, you can find a basket that
> hooks to it (or use Pletscher's own rack/basket systems).
>

And even if it is dicey for carrying panniers, it's great for supporting a heavy Carradice saddlebag, with room for something else tied to the top of the rack.

Not that a Carradice necessarily needs a rack on the right size frame.

Mitch Harris Little Rock Canyon, Utah, USA
> See my bikes:
> Basket on rack: http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/beandk/racks/
>
> Athlete rack:
> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/beandk/univega/IMG_4387.JPG.html
>
> And see http://www.pletscher.ch
> Pletscher has a USA distributo in, I think, Hudson Ohio, but I can't recall
> the name offhand. I think it's on the Pletscher website somewhere.
>
> David Bean
> Arlington, MA USA
> beandk at are-see-enn dot com