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Offline boonebikeguy

Rack and Panniers for T2000?
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2007, 11:32:16 am »
Stupid question about panners...

So I am invested in a Giant road racing bike, It's what I am used to (Racing for most of my adult life) And it is what I have and really not able to throw down a ton of cash for a touring bike and still make the august Trans I want to do. My question is:

I am planning to pack light, are there panners that fit racing bikes that do not have the fuixtures ...anyone?

"Love is a river where crazy people drown"--Kyrgyz proverb
"Love is a river where crazy people drown"--Kyrgyz proverb

Offline RussellSeaton

Rack and Panniers for T2000?
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2007, 04:40:02 pm »
What exactly do you mean "are there panniers that fit racing bikes that do not have the fixtures?"  By fixture do you mean a rear rack?  Panniers obviously hang from the sides of racks.  Rear or front.  For a Transamerica ride I am guessing you are traveling loaded.  Maybe lightly loaded, but you can only go so light if being self contained.  Tent, sleeping bag, cooking ware, etc.  I suppose you could sleep under the stars in a tarp but I would not advise this.  It would be light though.  If you are doing the Transamerica credit card touring style, then you can travel real light since you only really need a FEW extra clothes and toiletries.  You can use P clips to mount a rear rack to a racing bike and attach panniers and load them very very lightly.  Not load them down for a loaded tour though.  Or use one of those big Carradice bags on your racing bike saddle and carry quite a bit of stuff for credit card touring.  Or a seatpost rack and rack bag and credit card tour.  Or the rack bag on the rack attached via P clips and credit card tour.  Or maybe even one of those bigger Camelbaks with lots of storage space and credit card tour.

For a racing bike going loaded, the BOB trailer is probably your only solution.  Cost is $300 or so I think.  Then you can travel loaded across the US.


Offline bishop

Rack and Panniers for T2000?
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2007, 10:56:42 am »
Good news:

With my now FULLY LOADED BIKE I am happy to report that everything is working smoothly!!  Fork and rack (and now fenders) all are working great.  Here's a link to my journal for those that want to follow along.
http://www.bikeformima.com/

Hope to see you down the road...

Thanks again for all the help.


Offline boonebikeguy

Rack and Panniers for T2000?
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2007, 12:33:25 pm »
Russel.
Actually unless I am mistaken I have already decied to purchase a clip-on pannier...not really a panier but it is like a book rack. I will buy a water-pfroof bike bag and attach it to the rack:

Since you are obviously curious with my plan here is what I will carry:

Ultra-lite bag and tent.

three pairs of cycling socks.

two comeplete jersy and bib short.

two pairs of shorts and t-shirts.

pair of crocs.

med kit.

cellphone.

two water bottles

two tubes, two tires

spare chain.

road tool.

Map-set.

GPS.

As for anything else? I will carry a card with enough cash to spend frugally. I plan on riding six-days on one off, on my off day perhaps a cheap ass motel for shower and complete day of rest, some beer and food.

Cliff and candy bars i can carry on my person.

I have done  commuting for many years and have used many things to carry crap on my bike. I am convinced this is my best idea and my best theory. Others can do whatever they feel is smart and if I fail, then people 'told me so'! LOL.

"Love is a river where crazy people drown"--Kyrgyz proverb
"Love is a river where crazy people drown"--Kyrgyz proverb

Offline bishop

Rack and Panniers for T2000?
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2007, 05:14:24 pm »
NEWS FLASH:

Just got back from the LBS (where I bought my T2000)for some last minute purchases and the owner tells me  "Did you hear?  Beginning 2008 and later Cannondale will no longer be using the fatty fork on the T2000."  No, I haden't heard, but I am truly glad for future buyers!!


Offline ptaylor

Rack and Panniers for T2000?
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2007, 01:31:02 pm »
Thanks for the update on the T2000 Bishop.

Maybe Cannondale was listening to us, and others who have surly complained.

Enjoy your tour!

Paul
Paul