Front rack...?

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  1. mekano

    mekano New Member

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    Hello all!!!
    I have been scanning the web for a cheap front rack that can take some weight (like a box that a HT-kit comes in, 10,4 kilograms at least) but I have still not found a suitable alternative, mostly the price is way to high...

    Something like this is what I'm looking for... but €80 ($107) for a rack...? No way...
    http://www.workcycles.com/home-products/parts-accessories/pickup-frame-mounted-front-carrier

    Do you know a good rack? Or do you know an easy way to make your own?
    Regards Mekano
     
  2. deacon

    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    Sorry I don't know anything about front racks but I'm sure you have given thought to a trailer. They will carry a heck of a lot of weight. They also add stability to the bike instead of making it wonkie.
     
  3. mekano

    mekano New Member

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    Yes I know, that would be the best alternative but in my case I need something smaller due to limited space...
     
  4. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Look for a front rack that came on Schwinn bikes in the 1960's. U.S. made by Wald, they are very sturdy. I adapt them to use as rear racks. These would easily hold the weight you're talking about. These usually came with a spring loaded clamp for holding down school books and that sort of thing. I use a rotary tool to remove the spring clamp if I don't want it there.
    SB
     
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  6. mekano

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    Thanks for the tip! But I need a wider rack as in the pic in my first post. I find alot of these modern narrow and sporty racks but not the wide heavy duty I´m in for.

    These racks were very common before I came to the world and it makes me think: "What happened ?"

    Heres a link to one rack, looks are good but lousy mounting and also overpriced, this will be my last option: http://www.oskarfalk.se/photoblog/picts/photos/20080827_bike1.jpg

    Thanks, Mekano
     
  7. mekano

    mekano New Member

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    How did you find out about them befor you came to our planet?








    lol xct2
     
  9. mekano

    mekano New Member

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  10. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    Shorts and flip flops too lol That seams appropriated;)rotfl
     
  11. mekano

    mekano New Member

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    An example amongst hundreds:
    Edit: Oh, that rear rack.... ohhh........
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    #11 mekano, Dec 16, 2010
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