Thanks both. @MCamb that's still black only though.
Ah yeah, glossed over the ‘silver’ requirement soz, and linked you back to the rack you’d already found 🤦♂️
I think I have something like that in silver at home.
It has no attachments though and is not shiny silver or new.
Were you looking for something new and sparkly?
Nope, ratty and old is perfect. I'm in Sweden though so postage might be prohibitive.
I don't know what the postage will be but if you're happy to cover it you can have the rack.
Sure. Moving to PM.
£30 Blackburn Outpost for someone in London/Brighton, they don't come up for sale this cheap very often
thank you, I bought it.
Hope it works out! I've had an eBay alert going for months because it looks like the most versatile rack out there, like the Surly one but not over a kilo, but it's a few too many £ at full price for me.
(So dibs if you sell and fancy posting it!)
Let me know if you need any assistance.
I live in Brighton and work in London W1.
They’re ok, a bit flimsy tbh. I’ve got one spare but it’s in Leeds and it’s not really worth posting.
Pelago is hugely better, more expensive sure but more sturdy and more useable platform.
Pizza rack also much tougher.
thanks. I am picking it up today from London, in the end.
The reason I like that Blackburn is because (as I understand it) it can take panniers or lowriders as well as stuff on the top, it can mount onto canti studs if you don't have midblade eyes, and it'll fit 26"/27.5"/29"/700c wheelsizes. So it'd fit like three of my bikes. But that versatility requires a bit of compromise in strength, complexity, etc. obviously.
New Tubus Grand Expedition Front looks srs bizness...
Not on their website yet but is in the 2018 catalogue (p.28)...
Looks really good !
Are there any recommendations for a rack/ basket suitable for carry a medium size dog short distances?
Does someone know whether I could attach a basket like this (Wald 1372) to a Carbon Columbus Hiver Fork? I'm asking with respect to the fork being carbon and whether this is ok?
Fork - https://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/frames-forks-c6/rigid-forks-c51/hiver-carbon-fork-p13721
Basket - https://www.bricklanebikes.co.uk/wald-1372-medium-basket-black
I bought a Blackburn Outpost. Fuck me, fitting it is torture. I stripped half the paint off in the process. The struts at the top of the rack are jammed through a hole in a fitting and it's like an interference fit with the tubing of the rack, so super tight. I got it to work eventually but I was hoping to transfer it between bikes, which is impossible with such a lengthy install.
@platypus did you buy/fit yours? Have I done it wrong or something?
My travails here
Happy to help with deep specifics if I can.
Ah, so glad I'm not the only one who struggled. I had the same problems with poorly machines eyelets too. Can't face disassembly to fit washers though... it seems sturdy enough once it's on, how has yours held up?
It held up fine during a week of touring in France. That included some disassembly due to French train rules, which was a PITA as the ovalhead bolts are very soft and prone to rounding off. It's plenty sturdy but perhaps not for easy swapping around.
I got a matching rear rack because I am a glutton for punishment and matchy, matchy. Replacement bolts should arrive today.
What was the explanation? I know the SNCF doesn't allow recumbents, trailers or tandems, but I can't see why a rack would make the bike non "standard".
Some SNCF trains don't have bike racks or parking and require une housse for bike transportation.
Most bike bags don't assume you have sizeable front rack and won't close unless you remove it.
wow what a shitshow.
I haven't installed the one I bought yet and I don't think I want to now
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