hi there, i just purchased a beautiful 1985 (still looking to confirm) Schwinn World Tourist. now this is my first vintage bike and non-road bike and i've never seen or toyed w/ this type of rear rack, seen here.
now i know this is very dumb question, but what is the practical application for this rack? i know it has two nice spring-loaded arms that lift vertically, but i would still want to use something to support it width-wise such as bungess which i do regularly w/ my other rear racks.
is there a missing component, as in a nice little basket or box that goes along w/ the rack? how do you set up or use the rack to carry your goods, groceries, books, picnic items, etc.?