So why use a front rack?
It puts cargo up front, where …
- you can get to it midflight
- it doesn’t feel like it’s about to flip your bicycle over
- or like you’re dragging an anvil behind you
It’s also a useful thing to hang a light – or fender – from.
Why use one of my racks?
They are custom made (of 3/8ths tubing), so they’re fitted to your bicycle instead of being a one-size-fits-nothing arrangement that you have to coax into fitting your machine.
I make them from cromoly steel, which is nice and light.
They’re handmade in the USA – I do all the work, from brazing to painting, myself.
So you want a rack?
My rates for building a rack are
- $200+shipping for a front rack of up to 9"×9", with a fender and light mount, painted black, red, or fluorescent pink.
- If you want it painted a different color, contact me – exact color matches, particularly to powdercoat, can be fairly expensive, and approximate matches can be just the cost of a can of spraypaint.
- No paint? Take $4 off.
- If you want it powdercoated, contact me for a price.
- Racks larger than 9"×9" are an additional $10/inch (So a 10"×10" is $210, 12"×12" is $230.)
- Lighter-gauge tubing? contact me for a price, though be aware that the 5/16ths tubing I traditionally used has become eyewateringly expensive (In early 2017 it costs about $6/foot more than 3/8ths tubing – an extra $48 for a 9x9 rack)
- Extra light mounts/fender mounts? $10/each.
- Wire guides? $15.
- Demountable (removable legs/backstop)? Another $40
- Internally routed wiring? Contact me for a price.
- No rack mounts on your steel (or carbon!) fork? Send me the fork and I’ll put them on for $30.
I need to be paid 50% before I start bending steel, the other 50% + shipping when it’s finished and ready to send. I accept checks, cash, or paypal.