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. Continue reading “Rack 001 – Claire and her Gold Flake Buena Vista”
I first started making racks for Bike Friday something like 7 years ago. At Bike Friday, I made the same rack over and over again with dedicated tooling. The benefit of that specialization is that I could, and had to, work very fast. At times I made 10 racks per hour. That is 6 minutes to cut, drill, bend and braze the rack from raw tubing.
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