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    Porteur rack

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/3068431...7623375825896/

    No more messenger bag on the back. Maybe I can get a paper route again too.
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    Nice! Did you design the rack around a specific bag? The peg on the right side...to mount a light?

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    Handsome!

    I like the looks of porteur racks, and they would seem to be (now, I've not used one, yet) very practical.

    I like those braze-on attachments to the tops of the fork. That rack isn't going anywhere!

    Good job.

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    custom fork? or a stock fork w/ threaded crown?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatTireFred
    custom fork? or a stock fork w/ threaded crown?
    Stock Kogswell 650b fork, though I'm not sure if it was a prototype--it has a nicer bend vs. the doglegs on more recent forks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayhead00
    Nice! Did you design the rack around a specific bag? The peg on the right side...to mount a light?
    I didn't design it, but I wanted something that could carry a messenger bag secured with a cargo net. Yup, that's a light mount.
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    Who designed the rack?
    never,never,never give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by commutenow
    Who designed the rack?
    Alistair Spence. Local guy that's quite handy with the torch.
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    Killer. I'll take the New York Times Sunday subscription for 12 weeks, please.

    Jan did Greg's 200K chili feed with a rack like that last year. It didn't slow him down a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JP
    Killer. I'll take the New York Times Sunday subscription for 12 weeks, please.

    Jan did Greg's 200K chili feed with a rack like that last year. It didn't slow him down a bit.
    I'll have you know that I was the Seattle P-I Carrier of the Year in my salad days.
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    Salad.

    Now I'm hungry.

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    Oh yeah,

    Nice rack!


    Hah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcnute
    Alistair Spence. Local guy that's quite handy with the torch.
    I would like to get something similar but smaller, and I have some mounting issues to work around.

    Could you provide contact info for the esteemed Mr. Spence??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windermere
    I would like to get something similar but smaller, and I have some mounting issues to work around.
    nice, RC! Love the crown mounts.

    here's a smaller one on my Surly from Leah in WI. Stainless & Ipe wood





    // note the "LA" nod

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    from Leah in WI. Stainless & Ipe wood
    Ooooh! I liked Rcn`s, but that wood and stainless combo is tough to beat- interresting design details, too.

    Yes, it`s a good idea to think about size before mounting a porteur rack. I had one on my previous commuter and liked it for the most part, but one point in my commute involves passing through a narrow gate where I have to do sort of a rolling trackstand and wiggle wobble my bars through- the corners of my rack hit the gate posts frequently. Probably not a problem for most people, but worth keeping in mind.

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    Sweet racks !

    I've been thinking of getting a similar setup with a smaller rando-style rack.

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