I make two basic types of semi-custom rack. The light, elegant,
Blue Suede Shoes Pret a Porteur is perfect for everyday commuting, errands and day trips. Then there’s the absurdly bomb proof, ever so much more showy, Fat Elvis. I’m not going to talk you out of one, but the Fat Elvis is really only necessary if you are a professional courier, or using it to cart your car’s transmission to the shop over cobblestone roads.
Both styles feature a large aluminum plate platform for stable loading, folding construction for versatility, and compatibility with most steel forks. The rugged stainless steel frame design I use is much stronger than the galvanized baskets or other racks that use the same hardware.