[Yak] tikit Racks and rack top bags
alex at phred.org
Wed Feb 6 08:24:52 CST 2008
On Wed, 6 Feb 2008, Andy Heath wrote:
> The thing about a rear rack is that a rack top bag would
> be easy to carry - and many other things also.
Saddlebags (such as Carradice) hold as much as a rack top bag and
don't require a rack. The downside is that they get in the way of
the fold. A rear rack will also make the fold a little bigger, but
a low profile one isn't too bad.
> Please please please GG do a rear rack and sell me one now.
> When I'm travelling in my work I already have a backpack
> on with my laptop in so there are precious little other
> options for carrying luggage without a rack.
A good front platform rack is a great option for the Tikit. The bike
handles better with a front load, and the platform rack handles large
front loads. I love mine, but I don't know of a commercial source
where you can buy one (I built it, but I can't sell racks due to our
crazy legal system and my lack of insurance).
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