Hi, I may need to have a custom rear rack made for a folding bicycle. It'll be geared towards utility rather than looking good, and I hope to spend less than $100, maybe $125 at the high-end. If worse comes to worse, I'm willing to do it myself, but I confess to being rather clueless about bending/welding together a metal creation and I wouldn't know what considerations to keep in mind for the bike itself (where it should attach to the frame, what sorts of connectors to use, how to make it sturdy without damaging the bike's frame/mechanics)
Could anyone make recommendations for either or both of the follwing:
1. Companies or small businesses who will take in work for custom racks, within the price range that I mentioned. Also appreciate reviews. Done business with them? Know a friend who has?
2. DIY tutorials and list of tools/supplies I might need if I wanted to create my own without breaking the bank..... Essentially, I imagine that it will involve some welding, somewhat like Wald baskets, and may even re-use parts from one of their baskets. Also welcome advice and know-how on what to do and what not to do when creating/attaching an aftermarket rack to a bike.
Thanks for any help.