How to mount a bike rack without eyelets? One question that people often ask when they are considering purchasing a new bike rack for their home or office. If you own a mountain bike trailer and you don’t own a bike rack to secure your bike, then you should really consider a bike rack for your trailer. Most new bikes have no eyelets on the seat stay so you must attach panniers to a bike rack that is mounted on your truck or SUV. But that is just the start of the problem, because a lot of people do not know how to mount a bike rack without eyelets.
If your mountain bike does not have eyelets then there are several solutions to work around such as installing a bike rack on the seat stay. Many bikers who are in the habit of carrying big items with pannier, me included, are usually on the fence about it because of the hassle. Panniers are often the most difficult thing to install on bikes. Even when you have the right tools, they can still be very time consuming to install. The best way is to skip the pannier installation and opt for a simple bicycle rack instead. Here are some tips to help you learn how to mount a bike rack without eyelets.
First and foremost, get yourself some new bike racks. I recommend the U-rack, which is an easy to install universal bike rack that will fit on any vehicle. The universal design eliminates the need for any additional accessories so that the rack fits well on any truck and will allow you to easily add a few items to your rack without having to remove it or take off any of the other racks in the car or truck.
Another option for mounting is to purchase a U-rack specifically designed for the rear wheel drive or street bike. Most manufacturers have universal designs but some may have designs specifically for the back wheel drive version. So look around for some specific designs on line and make sure that you know exactly what type you will be installing before you buy anything.
For the rear wheel drive type, make sure the bike rack is compatible with the drive system. If you are using chain drive then you will need a bike rack with a chain attachment point to the chain. This is usually located at the bottom of the rear wheel. Once you have found a bike rack that meets your needs then you can attach it to the frame of your truck or SUV by means of an easy mounting bolt.
It is important to remember that even if you are going to install the bike rack to your SUV you should only mount the rack from the rear so that you don’t run the risk of your bike falling out when the weight of your bike starts to pull the rack down. Once the rack is installed then simply tighten the nuts and bolts and make sure that you lock the nut at the bottom of the rack. Make sure that the rack is securely locked. There are two types of locking methods available to secure the rack to your hitch.
Installing the bike rack without eyelets should be fairly simple once you have decided on the method of mounting. However if you are not familiar with it then you may want to hire a pro for this task. There are some great companies that offer to help with installations. It is important to make sure that the company you choose is experienced and can give you the right advice and instructions. They should also provide you with installation video tutorials.
Before you purchase a good set of mounting hardware, it is best to check them out in person. You should also ensure that you read all of the directions completely to ensure that you understand them properly. The last thing you need is to get into trouble while installing something you thought was very simple.