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    rebmem
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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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    apocryphal sobriquet J.C. Koto's Avatar
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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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    rebmem
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.C. Koto View Post
    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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    aka Phil Jungels Wanderer's Avatar
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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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