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    Custom Rack

    Just started commuting to work and have been looking for a rear pannier setup. A lot of bags and racks had comments regarding hitting their heels on the bags. Since I wear a size 51 shoe, I decided to design my own. About $25 worth of materials and a good 8 hours welding it up. Works awesome.


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    looks nice. gonna have it powdercoated?

    would love to see it mounted. my commuter has a super short wheelbase so I have to be really picky about panniers.

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    Nope, not nice enough to powdercoat. Shot some Rustoleum on it. Here are a few pics (if they work) before I finalized it with a few more supports but its mounted up.


    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-z...k/IMG_1715.JPG

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-j...2/IMG_1717.JPG
    Last edited by Sasquatch1413; 10-23-2012 at 01:35 PM.

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    nice. yeah, that rack would keep the panniers away from my heels even on my bike. my heels come pretty close to the axles on my hubs. I've been known to hit the pad adjuster knob on my BB7's (mounted between the stays on my frame) with my heels in certain pairs of shoes.

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    Looks stiff! Ain`t gonna sway a mm with all that cross bracing!
    Nice job, Sasquatch. They sure look a lot cleaner when you don`t have to build in adjustment to make a universal fit. The dogleg in the drive side bolt tab is to clear your brakes? If you used 1/4 inch rod (looks like it), do you have to shim where the pannier hooks ride?

    EDIT: Whoops- now I see the picture that shows the back side of your pannier. I guess being a little loose doesn`t matter much with that type mounting.

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    Yeah i had to clear the caliper. 1/4 solid rod wasnt very stiff. Had to double it at the lower mounting points and add all the bracing. Not as stiff as youd think especially since its so tall and long. Works well though.

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    That's awesome Sasquatch! It looks like it came out great and the customized shape to accommodate your feet was a smart idea.

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    I confused ... What kind of style is that ???

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    That's some nice work Sasquatch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shandani View Post
    I confused ... What kind of style is that ???
    Its rack style.

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