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Rear bike rack with hitch and acts as mudguard?

Old 06-08-15, 01:06 PM
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Rear bike rack with hitch and acts as mudguard?

... and a back light would be nice too.

Is there anything anywhere that is a rear bike rack that acts as a mudguard (since they all should anyway IMO) that also has some sort of hitch at the rearmost end which also has a light underneath the rack?

I've searched for hours and cannot fight anything like this or anything that would even work. I'm not a bike expert but since my temporary invention that I made 2 years ago out of a $10 rear rack and a free golf cart handle (to act as the hitch) is starting to fall apart, I would like a new permanent solution.

The most I currently pull is 2 lightweight kayaks weighing roughly 50 pounds. I'd like to also get groceries so I need a rear rack that isn't junk and is preferably steel that can withhold me hammering it. (Because sometimes bikes get hit with stray hammers)
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I can't imagine you will find a commercial rack with a hitch.

However, if you want strong and steel, I have heard good things about this one:

Surly Nice Rack Cromoly > Accessories > Commuting and Touring Essentials > Racks | Jenson USA

Of course, it is up to you whether a $140 rack is worth it.

For one that acts as a mud guard, I like the Jannd Expedition, which is alloy, but solid.
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if the top plate catches some spray off your wheel there is still spray coming off ahead of and behind the rack ..

And a Hitch For What ??
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The only bike rack with a hitch (that I know of) is the Burley Moose rack (for attaching the Piccolo trailer-bike). The hitch goes on top, like a gooseneck trailer.

Bike trailers and bike racks usually mount separately.

You can make your own trailer/hitch out of the rear triangle from a junk bike, in the style of the BOB trailer. Add a pivot (I used a junk head tube and fork steerer), then weld on whatever trailer setup you want. I used a rectangular beam, a big basket, and the junk fork blades to mount the single trailer wheel.
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Heavy loads are best hauled from the rear axle.
Mudguards are the best kind of mudguards. An open frame rack-top offers far more lashing points for over-sized loads compared to a top-plate.
Rear light brackets are essential, it is by far the best location for a lamp, out of harms way, not obscured by loads.
Tubus are rated as strong, efficiently designed steel racks.
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