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    Bought a CAAD 5 frame for commuting - how to get a rack on it?

    Hi, I bought an older F2000 CAAD5 frame for commuting but it doesn't have rear eyelets on it. What rack options do I have so I can put my backpack in a bike rack bag and go? Am I stuck with only using something that mounts to the seatpost, like the Topeak MTX There's no Topeak bag that works with that MTX Rack and the size of my laptop (17" MacBook Pro). Am I out of luck? Anything else I can do? (I have a HeadShok Fatty Ultra DL fork).

    This is the bike I have: Cannondale Bicycle Corp. - F2000 SL

    Thanks!

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    Why bounce a Mac around on a rack ?
    Just use a messenger bag or just carry it in a laptop bag (shoulder strap )

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    Then I'll sweat unnecessarily and be a mess before work. :/

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    From a shoulder strap

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    ya, where the strap touches. :/ besides, that might be uncomfortable, carrying 11 pounds on my shoulder for 2 miles, no?

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    Old Man Mountain makes rack that will work on just about any bike.

    OMM Rear Racks

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    I carry only a laptop in my backpack all the peripherals and power supply goes in da panniers......this way the backpack is just light enough and the laptop doesn't gett jolted/ slammed around like others have said.

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    I have seen adaptors for the seat stay where you can bolt on the rack. Ask your lbs as they might have it.

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