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Old 10-07-09, 03:20 PM
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Porteur Racks

I'm totally just testing the water, nothing here is set in stone.
I've had a few interested parties, and I want to see how many more there are to see if this is even economically feasible.

This is Prototype 1.
Laser cut from quarter inch aluminum. 11" x 15" platform. 5" high backing.
Should fit just about any 700c bike.
No idea on weight yet, this thing isn't even in my hands, but it will be full aluminum construction.

If I get enough interest, and the price is right, I'd look at getting some batches out early next year.
Maybe sooner if nothing in the design needs changed (unlikely).

These will also be made in a fabrication shop (in the usa:Thornton, CO to be exact), and turn around should be pretty quick, when enough buyers are lined up.

Different sizes might available too.

Not trying to shill, nothing is for sale(yet), just want some feedback.
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Old 10-07-09, 04:08 PM
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Why don't you check out Steco's offerings? They are a Dutch maker of porteur-style racks.


For instance:





David Hembrow sells them to accommodate his large wicker basket.
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Old 10-07-09, 07:34 PM
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i started a business building porter crates for racks and have been looking for supplier of racks to sell as a package deal. i would be interested depending on the price take a look at my crates www.batescrates.com and email me and we can talk.
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Old 10-07-09, 08:01 PM
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I'd worry about sharp edges on that laser cut porteur.
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Old 10-07-09, 08:20 PM
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Beeftech,

Very cool looking portuer rack, probably strong for the weight.
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Old 10-08-09, 02:14 PM
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That's a handsome, distinctive rack -- never seen one like it.

Good job.

I think it could sell.
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Old 10-10-09, 12:06 AM
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@Beeftech
Seems cool. Sorta reminds me of TCB Racks.
What would the retail cost be? Where would the struts attach to the rack and fork?
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