Mounting a Pannier Rack

Mounting a Pannier Rack

Workshop Wednesdays, Series 01, Episode 04
Frame Inserts - Mounting a Pannier Rack with James Marr

🔴 Recorded live on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 at 5.30 pm (GMT) in London, U.K 🔴

With winter approaching and cyclists riding to work or planning a long ride, a pannier rack can make the journey a lot more comfortable. Therefore, our fourth
#workshopwednesdays demonstrated a rear pannier rack being installed on a bamboo bicycle frame and discussed best practices during the installation.

▬ Contents of this video  ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

0:00 - Intro
1:00 - Choosing the right pannier rack
2:19 - Removing  the rear wheel
2:57 - Fitting the rear pannier rack to the drop outs
5:40 - Fitting the top of the rack on to the frame using an insert
8:29 - Workshop wednesday’s beer ritual - drink beer from a bamboo mug 🍻
8:56 - Preparing the insert for gluing 
10:00 - Mixing the glue 
10:59 - Putting the insert in to the frame
11:16 - Screwing in the insert 
12:38 - Fitting, adjusting and tightening the top of the rack
15:17 - Summary of all steps 
16:05 - Fitting back the rear wheel
16:49 - Final adjustment of the rack 
17:29 - Questions from the live audience
17:51 - Tips on rack alignment before drilling
18:49 - Buying vs building bamboo bicycles
20:36 - Details of the insert used
21:26 - Building a bamboo rack
22:26 - Summary and overview of workshop
23:13 - Sign off

Recommended racks for bikepacking, Tubus :


Our live #workshopwednedays videos will help you to learn more about bamboo bicycles, tips and tricks on how to fit components, maintain your bike and how to be creative with bamboo. Hosted by James Marr, a bicycle designer and an engineer, James goes live every other Wednesday to help you learn about building a bamboo bicycle and takes your questions and announces promotions and deals of the week!

🪡 James' workshop apron was made by Georgina Habgood from denim deadstock. She is hoping to make the sewing pattern available for free soon.

✏️ Graphic design and titles by Hasan Waliany

If you’re building a bamboo bicycle frame, need help or would like to learn more about our Home Build kits, have a look at this link: 

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