New PDW Rack

Besides switching over from single-speed to fixed-gear commuting, I’ve added on this cool Portland Design Works Payload Rear Rack with Bamboo Deck (See all Bike Components)


It was a cinch to install (despite having to use the seatstay clamps rather than the braze-ons, given the location of my rear brake) and looks very sharp. Functionality is probably slightly less than a standard rack, given the double-layer tube, and it’s pretty heavy. However, it’s got some well-thought out slots for latching a cargo net, and I’m not exactly concerned about shaving a few ounces off my ride – especially when a rack looks this nice.

Things I’ve packed home on the rack this week:

5 lbs of ribeyes
Big bag of clothes
18 eggs
2 bottles of bourbon

Handy!

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