Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Coming Soon: Soma's New Porteur Rack
We left the MP3 player at home for our weekend ride.
Instead we loaded up an old radio one of us had collecting
dust in the garage --- onto a prototype of our Porteur Rack.
(Click on images to +)
The rack has a 12 x 14.2" platform. The "fence" shown
here is an optional attachment.
Rack is height adjustable and mounts to the axle,
but there is a workaround if you want to attach it to
the fork tip eyelet.
The radio was solid-state and bulky. Bungies would've probably
worked fine, but we got creative and fastened it down with
a mini U-lock and speaker wire.
The horizontal strut under the platform will fit a Zimbale
or Carradice roll bag and perhaps a pannier with
narrowly space hooks.
It is made out of CrMo steel. We found CrMo less temperamental
to work with than stainless steel. It is also stronger, stiff and
easier to repair than SS. Will be available in
black or chrome-plate -- by the end of the month.
Price to be determined.