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Old 07-29-08, 04:43 PM   #1
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What is the Spring For?

Anybody have any idea as to why this and other topeak racks come with and without the spring?

http://www.topeak.com/products/Racks...larRack_spring
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Old 07-29-08, 04:56 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if this one is like the other spring-racks, but usually the platform swings up on a pivot. One can pin down stuff between the platform and the side rails. Doesn't really seem too practical, though.
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Old 07-29-08, 05:03 PM   #3
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I'm not sure if this one is like the other spring-racks, but usually the platform swings up on a pivot. One can pin down stuff between the platform and the side rails. Doesn't really seem too practical, though.
That is the only use I could come up with but a bungie cord is not only more practical and weigh less it is less bulky as well. I thought there may be some greater purpose for it but perhaps not.
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When we were kids, we carried our tackle boxes, baseball gloves, etc, in there. Fishing pole went across the handlebars.
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Thanks for the link - I might have to pop for that large tail trunk, and it will slide right on my rack. Cool
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