I made this Rack for Claire. Claire has a very strong aesthetic sense. When it came to her bike Claire knew exactly what she wanted. Getting the gold flake Soma Buena Vista wasn’t easy and how she got it could warrant a blog post all on it’s own. When it came to the rack, Claire’s main requests were that it be light, work with the basket she already owned and that it look like it belonged on the Buena Vista. Other than that she liked the ability to mount her panniers below the basket so she could get them on and off without removing the basket.
After some back and forth, Claire came up with the idea to make the rack top repeat the angles of the mixte top tubes of the Buena Vista. I really like how it came out. They’re done in polished stainless to match her polished fenders.
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