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Old 07-12-12, 09:05 AM
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Ultralight racks

I just picked up a bunch of these. Im going to mount them on my red roadbike

But has anyone ever seen them before?

ESGE made in Germany
date implies around 1974-

0.44 kgs is way light.
look in the swap or trade thread
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Old 07-12-12, 09:06 AM
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Old 07-12-12, 12:44 PM
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I had one once. I thought it felt a little "whippy" and was concerned it wouldn't hold much of a load.
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Old 07-12-12, 12:57 PM
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plastic connectors? single vertical support? ummm, no thanks
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the post said "ultra lightweight"


I think it would be good to hold my sweatshirt and maybe a sandwich on a ride-
I never thought of it to be a serious touring rack

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Old 07-12-12, 01:43 PM
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yeah, guess so. I was tempted, very tempted but I tend to carry too much on any ride I take so that's why I shook my head at them. :-)
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Old 08-03-12, 02:21 PM
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I mounted one up and very happy with the outcome.

I put good heatshrink on all the parts touching the frame


The rack is removeable with just your fingers, only the mount part remains


Packed for a small trip-
Jacket, Bathing suit,and a snack.
my second outing I had an apple and a banana.


this rack is just perfect for a few articles, next time I may bring a sandwich!
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Could be perfect for "light" touring rides....A baguette, bottle of wine and some fromage on that rack and you will be happy!

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I have access to many of these if someone wants one
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I know this is the C&V area, but I feel compelled to point out the Tubus Fly. 0.33kg, tubular welded chromoly, capacity 40lbs (though I know many people who have loaded them well beyond that). There's a stainless steel version for those who want to keep the vintage-y silver look.
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I would be interested in getting a couple of the ESGE racks from you if they are still available. How much do you want for them?
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Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
I have access to many of these if someone wants one
I might be interested in one or two of the racks also.
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Originally Posted by jimmythefly View Post
I know this is the C&V area, but I feel compelled to point out the Tubus Fly. 0.33kg, tubular welded chromoly, capacity 40lbs (though I know many people who have loaded them well beyond that). There's a stainless steel version for those who want to keep the vintage-y silver look.
This is the stainless version (Tubus Luna), polished to match the frame. It's less than a pound (0.40kg) and loaded with over 40 pounds of clothes in panniers and a sleeping bag it's still very stable. They're pricey, though; I think now they run around $170.

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So now they have aero racks too?
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Originally Posted by kroozer View Post

So now they have aero racks too?
Not aero, just lite. I've had mine at least a dozen years.
Nice rack. Add lite panniers, and you have storage without
a lot of extra weight.
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Tubular chromoly or stainless racks are stronger and lighter than anything made out of solid aluminum; there's a reason why custom builders work almost exclusively with chromoly/stainless.

My "heavy" VO porteur rack is less than 1kg and it's pretty huge.
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FWIW: I picked up this Peugeot that had a set of ESGE racks on it and some substantial panniers. PO toured Europe on it. Given the size of the bags, they must have handled a serious load. Bike and bags have moved on to a new home.

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