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I am trying to mount a rear rack on my Kenevans bike which does not have mounting lugs.
I do not want to use seatpost mounted racks.
Are there alternative solutions?
I recall hearing around here that there's band clamps to go round the seatstay with holes for mounting bolts. Front of the rack to the seatpost binder? Anybody else got a better memory?
London Boy 29/12/2011
Metal P clamps with some heatshrink shrunk around then, or some innertube between the clamp and the seatstays would be the way to go.
An alternative I used was one top strap on a Topeak rack to a plastic reflector bracket around the seat tube.
Does the Ken Evans have drop-out mounts?
If so, and you want to avoid the possible marring of the frame finish using P-clamps, you could get yourself a Tubus Fly brake-stay mounted rack. This smaller Tubus rack is every bit as rigid as the Cargo, and heaps more solid than any Topeak/Blackburn-copy alloy rack. I've carried full-sized rear panniers on it, with a tent and sleeping mat on top, and it performed very well.
Riding bikes in traffic - what seems dangerous is usually safe; what seems safe is often more dangerous.
Thanks for the tips.
The Ken does not have the drop out mounts. So I think I will try the P-clips. Are these readily available at Bunnings?
I have a friend who fashioned a brake caliper mount out of a metal ruler he bought at the $2 shops. I think I will try and P-Clips at the seat stay positions first.
I've used the P-clamps, but they will eventually rub on the frame. I purchased mine at a bike store. They potentially are available at Bunnings, but by the time you spend the 1/2 hour trying to find them, it may be quicker at the bike shop.
These are what you're after. Wallbike are very helpful, so you could email them and see if they'll stick some in an postpack for you. Or a LBS may have these. I don't know whether Bunnings would have them... maybe.
I wonder about the usefulness of some of the polypipe clamps for this?
The sort you use for reticulation.
they are normally less than a dollar each - but I haven't thought much about this - what diameter clamps, what sort of clamp would hold solid enough etc?
They are plastic but may still be had enough to scratch?
Just a thought!
Standard Old Man Mountain racks are designed to attach to the V-brake/cantilever mounts. So if your Ken Evans has road cantis....
You could rig this up by just omitting the little right-angle mounting bracket.
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