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    Your wish is my command.



    Pretty simple. The rack to axle mount is from a basket.

    The tape is holding the front of the bag down so the wind don't pick it up, nothing structural .
    Last edited by roughrider504; 10-08-07 at 03:23 PM.

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    Thankyouverymuch sir. And I salute you.

    Is that deck aluminum? Looks 1/8" thick. Must be steel?

    No matter. That is so simple. I love it. Why I am I not making one of those right now?

    I have a 2 foot by 3 foot sheet of 1/4" thick aluminum. I could make like six of those lovely racks, once I round up the other hardware.

    Your design is similar to the Cetma rack, although yours was no doubt significantly less expensive.
    http://www.cetmaracks.com/
    Trying to be nice

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    Steel it sure is. It is a little on the heavy side but that is no matter to me. Aluminum would fix that but I just love steel.

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    That rack trunk is sweet, what is it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roughrider504 View Post
    Your wish is my command.

    Pretty simple. The rack to axle mount is from a basket.

    The tape is holding the front of the bag down so the wind don't pick it up, nothing structural .
    This is a nice setup. ^^^

    Soon I will be putting a CETMA rack on this
    thing, along with a brake to handle the greater momentum
    from loads.



    The CETMA racks are a little spendy--but when you look at how much a Nitto
    rack costs and how much more useful (as in waay more useful) CETMA 5-rail
    racks are I think they are worth it--this will allow me to make almost all grocery
    runs and even other utility trips car-free. I can also strap my brief case on that puppy
    and commute to the office. . .one more step towards freedom from my car (but I love my
    truck--faithful steed that it has been)
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    Quote Originally Posted by weed eater View Post

    Kogswell p/r, 1st gen frame with a whole lot of various parts.. . .
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    That's a really nice back--the stack height looks easy on the back.

    PPS --OP this is a great thread.

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    I really wonder:
    why is it that this forum, this picture thread, has more usable bikes rather than those on the living car free forum??

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    It's possible that many of the regular posters on this forum are a bit more passionate about showing off their bikes. I think a lot of the energy on the LCF forum is channeled in other directions.
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    Yesterday I finished converting my old Peugeot to a porteur/utlity/commuter/ss.

    I changed stem, handlebar, saddle and of course, added the "porteur"
    rack, fenders and some reflective tape.








    I hope you like it

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    ^that's a nice looking bike

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    That is a sweet Peugeot...nice job!

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    very nice job. What kind of rack is that?
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    ..... but at the end of the day we're all just dorks riding around on bicycles, right?

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    New toy!
    The Diamondback MTB came off a trash pile last Tuesday, and I got the Xtracycle through Craigslist for $200 on Thursday, and I already had the handlebar and fender lying around.... The back wheel is dodgy, especially under load, but I'm going to build up a 48 spoke rear wheel so I can haul the whole family around on it.
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    Thank you

    I found that rack in a bike shop and I just HAD to buy it. As you see under my username I'm from Argentina so it's not easy to get a CETMA rack or something like it.

    Anyway, I'm glad you liked it.

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    A little something I am working on. In the mock up stages but the rear triangle[s] look like they will work. We shall see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roughrider504 View Post


    A little something I am working on. In the mock up stages but the rear triangle[s] look like they will work. We shall see!
    I like it but I would rethink the brace to the seat tube. It has a tremendous mechanical advantage and is likely to be a weak link under load. I have done something similar but braced to the top of the seat tube. I have seen another (I think on MAKE) that braced to the bottom bracket. I'm working on a modification to mine now but I'm not to the picture taking stage yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyBikeGotStolen View Post
    very nice job. What kind of rack is that?
    I saw something similar on ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Voordrager-Trans...QQcmdZViewItem

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    thanks rhm. i love the looks of those kinds of rack, but most of them cost more then my bike, lol
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    rr504. have you seen the homemade "xtracycle" on the indestructables website? (i think). I think thats also the one that oldfool is refering too. It in braced down by the bottom bracket area. I'll try to find the link for it and edit this post with it later.

    Other then that, it looks good! But please dont get me started on wanting to build one of those I allready have 5 bikes in the living room now!
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    After looking at the real Xtracycle, I am going to move the brace from the seat-tube down to the bottom bracket. May be easier than my current design actually.

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    Moved the brace to the bottom bracket and got a little seat time today. Fun! Now to build the rack and finish it off.


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    I like it

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    This is my current "utility" bike. Actually I consider most of my bikes utility bikes, but this is the one I typically ride to the store and over to the farms for my veggies. It is a 2003 Staiger, German trekking bike that I picked up at one of my LBSes. It was a trade in, paid $150 for it. 27 speed Shimano drivetrain, V brakes, 700c wheels and a Nexus generator hub. I have since added Wald folding baskets to the rear and a Delta Shock rack is going on the front to add to my carry capacity. It has been ridden on a couple of ~35 mile rides and is very comfortable, even with the upright riding position. Also the cheesy plastic chain guard is getting replaced with a nice custom aluminum one

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    Quote Originally Posted by roughrider504 View Post
    Moved the brace to the bottom bracket and got a little seat time today. Fun! Now to build the rack and finish it off.
    Nice
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