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DIY Cargo Rack

Our hat’s off to DIY commuting maven Ann Rappaport. She knew she wanted a cargo rack for the front of her bike, but instead of just pulling out her wallet, she headed down to the local home-improvement store and went shopping. With an armful of shelf supports, conduit hangers and an assortment of nuts and bolds, Ann pieced together a cargo rack that’s functional and very industrial-chic.

Read the whole article over at www.bikecommuters.com.

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3 Comments

  1. gabriel amadeusDecember 1, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    TCB racks makes some really neat racks sans welding too, as well as using reclaimed materials. check it out:

    http://tcbracks.com/homenewversflat.html

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bikeportland/2937243382/

  2. Ghost RiderDecember 2, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks for the link love — our friend Ann has some AMAZING ideas rolling around in her head, and she’s quite a capable builder. Ann is one of my personal DIY heroes!!!

  3. Ann RappaportNovember 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Just found this on your site, thank you for the kind words. The rack is still 100% functional, hasn’t become loose and has carried a dog, backpacks as well as groceries. It will likely never be taken off the bike as it’s pretty much custom fit but that’s ok by me.

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