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    Ladies Schwinn Sidewinder 26″ Rear Racks Question? So I have the ladies Schwinn Sidewinder 26″ bicycle and I would love to get a rear rack for it. I do not know much about bikes but I know this is a mountain bike and I know people have problems with rear racks and mountain bikes. I cannot spend a ton and use this bike for commuting so it’s important that no matter what I put on the back it cannot be in anyway irritating. I don’t know what size racks I’m looking for but I think it is important to find out what I am looking for. It needs to be able to hold a small amount of groceries and several large text books. Any direction will help.

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      Rear bike racks are made for both kinds of bicycles; those with 26″ wheels & those with 700c size wheels. Some are adjustable to accommodate either bike. As I am still at level one, you will need to copy & paste the links.

      http://usa.zefal.com/products_discovery_rack.htm This one can be found on Amazon.com.

      http://www.blackburndesign.com/racks/mtn-2-rack.html Same thing, Amazon.com.

      http://www.amazon.com/Avenir-Rear-ATB-Rack-Black/dp/B0014UWMGU/ref=sr_1_3?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1326789890&sr=1-3

      The best one will come from Axiom. 154lbs weight capacity.
      http://www.axiomgear.com/products/gear/racks/wide-rear/journey/

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    Are Rear Rack Ends The Same As Rear Tie Rods? I have a 1992 Silvia S13 with Super Hicas Rear Suspension/Steering.

    I’m trying to get my roady, but the place I took it listed bushes that needed replacing and also the “Rear Rack Ends” due to excessive movement.
    Excuse my lack of knowledge, but I had no idea what they are and a google search came up with virtually nothing.

    I’m assuming they’re an uncommon thing only for rear wheel steering (the super hicas).

    So I made a post on NissanSilvia.com about them and I was told they’re the “Rear Tie Rod Ends”. So I’m basically after some confirmation:

    If my mechanic says I need the Rear Rack Ends replaced, can I just put these in as a full replacement and fix the issue?
    http://www.gktech.com/index.php/s13-180sx-r32-hicas-tie-rod-set.html
    Thanks for the speedy replies, the MAIN THING I need to know is if the part I linked contains the Rack End and if I can just buy that and replace the whole Tie Rod.
    Thanks for the speedy replies, the MAIN THING I need to know is if the part I linked contains the Rack End and if I can just buy that and replace the whole Tie Rod.

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      Rack ends are what connects the tie rods to the steering rack. Tie rod ends are on the other end of the tie rod. This link shows rack ends connected to the tie rods. The other 2 items are tie rod ends. This is not for you car but it gives you an idea. Hope it helps.http://au.images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=A2oKiaASgVNRQE0AuL4N5gt.;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMTQ4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?back=http%3A%2F%2Fau.images.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dnissan%2Bsilvia%2Brear%2Brack%2Bends%26n%3D30%26ei%3Dutf-8%26y%3DSearch%26fr%3Dyfp-t-501%26tab%3Dorganic%26ri%3D70&w=250&h=250&imgurl=cdn102.iofferphoto.com%2Fimg%2Fitem%2F518%2F754%2F444%2Fl_cvOr4-rack-ends-steering-system-nissan-240sx-pulsar-nx.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ioffer.com%2Fi%2F1-ignition-coil-components-suzuki-grand-vitara-aerio-si-518756776&size=7.7+KB&name=IGNITION+COIL+COMPONENTS+SUZUKI+GRAND+VITARA+AERIO+SI+for+sale&p=nissan+silvia+rear+rack+ends&oid=882162815dd82d368136df266b0b6186&fr2=&fr=yfp-t-501&tt=IGNITION%2BCOIL%2BCOMPONENTS%2BSUZUKI%2BGRAND%2BVITARA%2BAERIO%2BSI%2Bfor%2Bsale&b=61&ni=84&no=70&ts=&tab=organic&sigr=12p0p4qv6&sigb=1444dujjl&sigi=1388fl9ac&.crumb=wWyNQvRoO2P&fr=yfp-t-501
      Yes the link you posted does contain the rack end (black piece) connected to tie rod. Yes you can just buy this and replace. Rack end, tie rod and all…

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    Best Way To Attach A Bicycle Trailer With A Rear Rack? I have a bicycle (Raleigh Detour 3.5) that has a rear rack mounted on it. I also have an Adams Trail-a-Bike, and an old Cannondale Bugger trailer. They both attach to the seat post, but due to the rear rack, I cannot attach them. Will a rear rack support the weight and force if I add some sort of hitch to it? I think the rack is produced from aluminum, and would not want to risk it breaking. Anyone else have any experience or thoughts on this? I’d like to make a universal hitch for both of them so I can switch them out easily.

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      I have an Adams Trail-a-Bike for my grandson. I also have a trailer, but it is axle mounted hitch.

      So as far as the Adams goes, I don’t see the problem. I merely lowered my rack a bit for the boom clearance and hooked the hitch to my seat post. I do have to re-raise my rack to accommodate panniers but leave it alone if I am just mounting my rack trunk bag.

      Don’t go making modifications to the rack -any rack- to hitch the Adams. You will lose stability. Keep it hitched to your seat post as it was intended.

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    How To Install A Bicycle Rear Rack? I used to use this type of rear rack ( http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8b/Bicycle_rack.JPG/800px-Bicycle_rack.JPG ), but I bought a new rack last week ( http://img385.imageshack.us/my.php?image=30348718sc8.jpg ). As you can see, the metal strip (the red part) are bend upward and my old rack are bend downward. I think it should be attached to the seat, but I can’t find any bracket or other thing I can attach it to. The rack only come with ONE bolt. How can I install it?

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      So those 2 rods that bend up aren’t adjustable?
      They should attach to bolt holes on the seat stays of your bicycle’s metal frame….same place where the downward ones on your old rack attached. Sounds like you have bolts missing.

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    • February 9, 2014
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    Which Rear Rack Will Fit A Raleigh Tourist? Even thought the rear tire is 28 inches, that has not been the problem. I see two problems.
    1) there is only about a 1 inch space between the seat stays. So a rack that attaches around rather than thru the seat stays may be more appropriate.

    2) the lower bolts that will attach the rack to the frame , screw into threaded openings on the frame and this bolt is rather large, about 3/16 inch. So openings in the racks upright supports must be large enough to accommodate these bolts. Thanks in advance for your help.

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      I got my rack from Halfords and the seat stays weren’t a problem because it had two parallel metal bars for fitting to the frame which could be adjusted to fit any bike frame.

      http://washford.scene7.com/is/image/Washford/400-288555?$prod$

      Every rack I’ve purchased has come with bolts that fit the holes in the frame and I assume that they are a universal size. If not I would just buy bolts of the right size and widen the holes on the rack by a fraction of a millimetre but as I say that problem has never arisen.

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    Will This Bike Rear Rack Be Useful For Carrying School Books? I just started my second year of high school and i need to bring books(those large, thick, heavy ones that are used for subjects) everyday. i bike home every day. will this rack be useful?:
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/9207799?adid=22222222227001202027&wmlspartner=wlpa&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=&wl3=13683793990&wl4=&wl5=pla&veh=sem#Item+Description
    heres what it looks like on a bike:

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      For carrying heavier loads – like books – you do NOT want or need a “seatpost rack”. You NEED a full rack that can carry the weight & has supports or struts that attach to the bike at four points. Two on the rear of the chain stays – two on the seatpost stays. Like this one… http://www.axiomgear.com/products/gear/racks/wide-rear/journey/

      If you have full suspension bike – you’re screwed. The only type of rack that will work is one of those cheapo seatpost racks. See your independent, authorized, knowledgeable, friendly, local bicycle shop – not Wally World!

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    Need A Cheap Black Aluminum Bicycle Rear Rack? I need a cheap and quality product black aluminum bicycle rear rack, can you give me a suggest?

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      Inbike(R) Durable Aluminum Alloy Bicycle Rear Racks Black $13.88
      http://www.jollyoutdoor.com/durable-aluminum-alloy-bicycle-rear-racks-black.html
      Convenient High Strength Aluminium Alloy Bike Rear Racks $24.99
      http://www.jollyoutdoor.com/convenient-high-strength-aluminium-alloy-bike-rear-racks.html

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    Okay, So I Need Some Help Picking A Rear Bike Rack.? Alright. So I went to Holland last year and they would have a rear bike rack and everyone would always just sit on them and ride around on the back of a bike. It was fantastic. So now I’m back in the US, I bought a bike, and I’m looking for a rack that can hold a person. The strongest one I’ve found is the Surly Nice Rack, which holds 80 lbs, and I think that would be fine, except it’s $140. Now I KNOW not everyone in Holland pays even near that much. So question: would I be fine with just the 60 lb rack? Or would it pop off in 2 seconds? Anybody ever live in Europe and know what they use? I don’t really want to pay a ridiculous amount for shipping, I just need something that’s gonna be enough where my friend can ride on the back without wrecking my bike. Thanks!

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      Bike racks in Holland/Netherlands are completely diferent from those here in the U.S. primarily because bikes in Holland are made to take the stress of a second rider. On top of that, NO bike sold in the U.S. and NO bike besides a tandem or a proper child seat should ever be ridden with 2 people aboard. They simply aren’t designed for it.

      If you want a bike that is capable of supporting 2 people safely you’ll need to get one from Holland. No retrofitting bikes here!

      By the way, it isn’t necessarily the rack that is too weak… it is often the way the rack is attached to the bike, with those tiny little screws into tiny little holes.

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    Commuter Bike, Rear Rack? Looking to start commuting with my bike. I have a 2002 Trek 800 Sport

    http://www.mtbr.com/cat/older-categories-bikes/2002-hardtail/trek/800-sport/prd_358925_1494crx.aspx

    Im looking to put a rear rack on it, any advices on which rear rack will fit?

    Will this rear rack work?
    http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=rear+racks&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=13845328745870902907&sa=X&ei=UKKBTsCSJcrlsQLK9r3tDg&ved=0CFYQ8wIwAg
    My bike is ALL stock. Has “V-brakes” not disc brakes.

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      Any pannier rack such as the Avenir one will work fine with your bike.

      If carrying heavy luggage, use stainless steel bolts at the base, for strength. These should locate into the upper of the 2 holes by the axle (some bikes only have 1).

      The seat stay normally has a threaded hole to attach the rack, or you can get a pair of U shaped brackets that clamp around the seat stays, best used with rubber pads!

      Tip: Ride with other commuters, its safer in traffic, and they know the best routes.

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    I Have Question For Bike Rear Rack.? Hello, I decide to buy rear rack to carry my stuff during my trip. I know I do not have to buy seatpost mounted rear rack preventing from the damage of suspension since I do not have suspension. I am just wondering what is difference between seatpost rear rack and normal rear rack and what is good thing between them. thanks.

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      You want the regular rack they can support a lot more weight. You can get a basic rack or one that will carry Panniers.

      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_sg?url=node%3D1265461011&field-keywords=racks

      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=panniers

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