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Monday, August 1, 2011

Racking My Brain

Here's a couple of things to think about. Any and all thoughts on front racks are needed and welcome.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

well ok, that's an extremely elegant little job. Can Vincent not build you one? Seems like, if it were me, I'd prefer to keep it local since that's what you've been doing so far . . .

mw

Gunnar Berg said...

Vincent made the top one. Mitch Prior at MAP did the bottom photo. Discussions with Vincent are ongoing.

Silk Hope said...

First of all what are you trying to achieve? Are you carrying a 6 pack of Hams to the house or is this for a 3 mos trip across the U.S. with the "Z" man?

Mr. Hope

Gunnar Berg said...

I have a moderately sized Giles Berthoud bag which may contain a jacket and lunch -possibly a bottle of wine. I will not be carrying a 6-pack of Hamm's, although a couple of days ago I had one quart of milk, one loaf of bread and one dozen chocolate raspberry cookies (necessitating the top flap to be hooked over the stem).

Silk Hope said...

Well then be a Boy Scout. Bigger is alway better and alway be prepared.

Remember: If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail.

Also Gunnar that is one helluva a "carbo load".

Mr. Hope

Anonymous said...

mr hope is correct. milk can spill, cookies can crumble. do not go gently on that rack.

mw

Gunnar Berg said...

Mr.Hope,
Re carbs. As opposed to a 6 of real beer?

Silk Hope said...

Beers not carbs....it's beer.

Mimbres Man said...

Wade at Vulture can make you a slick titanium rack. Of course he can also make one up in CroMo as well. Mention my name, we go way back.

http://www.vulturecycles.com/index.html

Gunnar Berg said...

Barin,
Thanks. It's hard to make a really tight fitting rack without having the bike at hand and I have already committed to Vincent Dominguez, rather he has committed to making it.

Mimbres Man said...

Excellent! That sounds way more logical/logistical. His work is exquisite judging on the quill stem he built for you.

Gunnar Berg said...

Vincent won Best Fillet Brazed at NAHBS. He has a background in jewelry making. He is as good as there is. And fun.