Portland Bike Forums (by BikePortland.org)

Go Back   Portland Bike Forums (by BikePortland.org) > General Discussion > Tips & Advice
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-02-2012, 03:19 PM
biciclero's Avatar
biciclero biciclero is offline
Senior Member
Site Admin
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Beaverton
Posts: 239
Question Panniers grinding away racks (and frame!)

Has anybody else had a problem with Ortlieb (or similar) panniers grinding away your rack? I noticed mine were actually grinding away my frame and rear derailleur cable housing as well as the rack! I managed to zip-tie a couple of rubber door stops to the bottom part of my rack to prevent the frame rubbing, but man! These bags are going to make my rack useless within two years of use! I never considered my racks to be "consumables" before, but it's starting to look like they have turned into that. I figure once I can see through to the inside of my rack tubing, it's time to get a new rack.

If you've had this problem, are there any good solutions? Tape for the rack? Padding for the hard plastic bits of the bags? Stainless steel racks (I've got tubular Al)?
Dang! You got shocks, pegs... lucky! --Napoleon Dynamite
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 06:53 PM
scaryseth's Avatar
scaryseth scaryseth is offline
Junior Member
Site Admin
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 26

I am noticing this as well on my rack. Also Ortlieb bags. Thinking of wrapping a little but of tape on the spots that are rubbing.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:09 PM.

A production of Pedaltown Media Inc. / BikePortland.org
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.