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Simple and exceptionally useful. Copenhagen Parts integrate a front rack and handlebar and call it a Bike Porter. Just add bungees and packages and go!
via Copenhagen Cycle Chic
Love the look, love the *idea* of carrying things on my handlebars but the execution really doesn’t work for me. I had a basket for a couple weeks and I found that even empty it changed my handling so much that a bump that would’ve jarred me a little sent me flying. Even a small parcel in the basket seemed to make steering particularly touchy.
Maybe it’s just me and my riding style that causes the trouble, though. Hard to say.
What I’d *really* like to find is a rear basket that doesn’t interfere with my panniers. I’ll admit it – I have one big reason for wanting a basket. It’s all about the takeout… And if I could find a good way to bring home a large pizza completely intact that’d be even cooler.
I think using a front rack just takes some getting used to. Cat’s Globe Live 1 has a similar rack, only mounted lower just above the front wheel. While heavy loads can give you a shift and wiggle up front, I find it becomes pretty predictable after having run a few errands. http://bikingtoronto.com/duncan/globe-live-1-review-by-my-girlfriend/
When I saw that rack a while back I instantly fell in love with it. Yes, it can’t hold as much weight as a regular rack but it’s great for carrying pizza, books, or even a laptop.
For people who want safe handling AND the ability to carry heavy/large loads there’s a rack that actually changes the front wheel size to a smaller 20″ wheel making it easier to steer:
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Anybody know how much it can carry weight-wise? And if it’s available for purchase at a shop in Toronto? I could only see shops in Montreal that have it. Thanks!
Adam: 15kg, although.
I bought one for my wife from a Montreal store, would gladly sell you it…
She didn’t want it it because she rarely schlepps anything even near 15kg around.
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