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Portland Design Works Take Out Rack

Portland Design Works had their Take Out Rack on display at Interbike, expected to be available in early 2011 for about $120. It clamps to either 25.4 or 31.8mm bars with keyed shims, and has both a u-lock holder and headlight braze-on incorporated into the tubular aluminum construction. It comes with a roll-top bag cut to fit, it holds a 6-pack and a couple of burritos or a change of clothing for an evening out. And it conveniently satisfies Portland and many jurisdiction’s laws that 6-packs must be bagged on the street.


  1. Alan@EcoVeloSeptember 30, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    That’s a nice looking rack! I like the fact that it has a light mount and a U-lock holder built -in.


  2. andySeptember 30, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    looks like a capricorn rip-off….

  3. jdmitchSeptember 30, 2010 at 7:46 pm


    I, for one, have no idea where you’re coming from on that comment. Capricorn doesn’t have any handle bar only racks, that I could find, on their site. Yes, there’s a passing color scheme resemblance to the errand rack, but black with wood / brown has been a standard color scheme for PDW since the begining. You could as much say that capricorn ripped off Paul Comp & Cetma… from a functional point of view…

    Don’t get me wrong, those Capricorns are beautiful, but the PDW is a completely different beast…

  4. EliOctober 2, 2010 at 1:41 am

    That thing is pretty damn cool. It’s a great size and it has great details like the lock and light mount. It was one of my favorite items from the show.

  5. andyOctober 2, 2010 at 8:59 am

    u r absolutely right, and i appologize for that off color comment. i did not notice the bar mount, which i must say, makes for a sturdy n strong design. and the light mount is a very nice touch. just one of those days, i guess. again, my appologies, no offence intended. keep up the good work!

  6. jdmitchOctober 2, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    You know, I was thinking, I think that’d fit nicely between drop bars… I wonder how hard it’ll be to swap between bikes…

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