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Old 06-06-12, 09:12 PM   #1
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DIY Carradice-Style Bagrack

My bike doesn't have rack eyelets and I'm using it for a 16 mile (each way) daily commute, so I was looking for a Carradice-style setup that didn't cost a hundred bucks.

I got the bag at a thrift store for $3 - I only need enough space for my lunch and maybe a few items of clothing (I keep everything else at work), so it was a perfect size. Only modification I made was to shorten the straps.

For the rack itself I used a Kryptonite U-lock mount for the base, and bought a length of aluminum from Home Depot for about $4 that I cut up. It looks a bit rough, but I haven't had any issues (bouncing around, leg contact, etc) in the past three days of commuting.

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Old 06-06-12, 09:50 PM   #2
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Cool! SoooO fun to do your own thing and have it work.
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Old 06-07-12, 03:58 PM   #3
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A bungie net looks like it would help keep things in place, have you tried that? Nice job on the construction too.
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