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2019/04/23 10:19:48 (permalink)

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My Giro A20 has good panniers ( I made them ) and what I find is all that weight back there makes the front end a bit lighter than what I would like. Is there any rack I can put on the front end to distribute the weight a bit better without messing up the handling?
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Re: Touring 2019/04/24 23:43:21 (permalink)
I'm just returning to a Bacchetta Giro ATT 20, but when I had a Giro 20 ten years ago I put all the heavy items in panniers under the seat and had no handling problems.
Now that I have had 10 years of lightening my load for backpacking, which has also resulted in less bulk, my plan this year is under seat panniers (Older Ortlieb front panniers at 30L/pair), Radical Sidepods (off my Trice at 25L/pair) and the 8L bag on the seat back. That's almost twice the volume of my three day rucsack without using the rear rack although I have the option of a pair of very old Karrimor panniers with 35L capacity to go on there.
 
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Re: Touring 2019/04/26 20:00:48 (permalink)
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I'm just returning to a Bacchetta Giro ATT 20, but when I had a Giro 20 ten years ago I put all the heavy items in panniers under the seat and had no handling problems.
Now that I have had 10 years of lightening my load for backpacking, which has also resulted in less bulk, my plan this year is under seat panniers (Older Ortlieb front panniers at 30L/pair), Radical Sidepods (off my Trice at 25L/pair) and the 8L bag on the seat back. That's almost twice the volume of my three day rucsack without using the rear rack although I have the option of a pair of very old Karrimor panniers with 
 
 
* About your rack set up:  Did you use the Terracycle EasyReacher rack, what seat you you have, and is your wheelbase size - long, short?  Thanks in advance.



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Re: Touring 2019/04/28 01:42:35 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Giro20Girl 2019/04/28 07:59:00
Hi Giro20Girl
"Did you use the Terracycle EasyReacher rack" - that I cannot remember but it was a similar shape: 
"what seat you you have," - the one with the big fat seat cushion. Found it very uncomfortable for the coccyx until I cut a lump out of the foam
"your wheelbase size - long, short" - alway short and getting shorter. Age may not withereth but it definitely shorteneth.
 
HTH
 
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