I purchased one of the Rat King RIP racks early on. I use it on my Gus 
currently. It's a great idea; having a rack platform that can securely 
mount and unmount a Wald 137 without futzing with zip-ties... but I do have 
a couple of issues with it. For one, and this is purely aesthetic, if you 
are looking for a nice silver or polished finish to go with other shiny 
bits on your bike, they don't really offer that. They are powdercoated, so 
none of their finishes really simulate the look of even Nitto's "dull 
bright". The one I got was called "dark chrome", and it was really just a 
dark grey color with some metallic sparkle. Inexplicably, the stays were 
black, and not the color of the rest of the rack. My biggest issue is with 
the light mount bracket. Frustratingly, it shares the same mounting bolt as 
one of the three metal tabs that secure the basket... so if you want to 
remove your basket, you also have to remove the light bracket and then 
re-install the bracket and adjust your light back to the way you had it 
before. A much better design would be a bracket that mounts along the 
length of the stay (like a Nitto daruma, or Shovel Research's light mount), 
or one that mounts to a separate hole under the rack platform.

On Friday, September 22, 2023 at 10:00:48 AM UTC-4 Justin Kennedy wrote:

> I've never used one, but these Memento Cycles racks look good, sturdy, and 
> are on the cheaper side:
> https://mementocycles.com/en-us/collections/all
> The Soma Lucas 3 rack is also super sturdy. Not the best looking rack out 
> there but a steal at $60:
> https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/soma-front-rack-lucas-3-4817
> On Friday, September 22, 2023 at 9:31:35 AM UTC-4 fra...@gmail.com wrote:
>> I have the Ti version of this: 
>> https://rawlandcycles.com/products/rando-v4-steel-rack?utm_source=copyToPasteBoard&utm_medium=product-links&utm_content=web
>> The steel is a much better deal of course for not much more weight. I’ve 
>> carried the over 20lbs on mine no problem. 
>> On Friday, September 22, 2023 at 4:26:08 AM UTC-7 captaincon...@gmail.com 
>> wrote:
>>> I use a Wald 137 attached to a Jack the Bike Rack with a Fifth 
>>> Season/Analog Cycles Squall Sack.  It's secure, and I remove it in moments.
>>> https://wholegraincycles.com/products/jack-the-bike-rack-1cB
>>> https://analogcycles.com/products/fifth-season-squall-sack
>>> On Friday, September 22, 2023 at 12:16:51 AM UTC-5 Luke Hendrickson 
>>> wrote:
>>>> I love these: Rip Rack from Rat King, Five Rail from Pass & Stow, or 
>>>> the 34F from Nitto.
>>>> On Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 3:26:12 PM UTC-7 Edwin W wrote:
>>>>> That Cycles manivelle rack is slick. No zip ties, cool!
>>>>> Edwin
>>>>> On Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 11:54:33 AM UTC-5 greenteadrinkers 
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> In the latest PLP video, Russ brings to light a nice basket solution 
>>>>>> from a company called Manivelle. The Le Porteur version is a little less 
>>>>>> than 2 lbs, which is kind of amazing for a basket and rack combination. 
>>>>>> The 
>>>>>> standard version seems to work well with a basket bag. Looks like you 
>>>>>> might 
>>>>>> spend under $100 for the Manivelle.
>>>>>> https://cyclesmanivelle.com/en/-shop/racks-baskets/
>>>>>> On Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 12:19:47 PM UTC-4 ack...@gmail.com 
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> Just found a screamin deal on a fully built 51 Sam. Now it's time to 
>>>>>>> get it kitted out. I love my Pass And Stow for the heavy duty- stuff 
>>>>>>> and 
>>>>>>> aesthetically, it's unmatched IMO. Perhaps a bit of overkill as a 
>>>>>>> simple 
>>>>>>> basket rack. Would love an RBW51 Nitto rack, but not sure I can justify 
>>>>>>> the 
>>>>>>> $288 plus tax. Looking for something simple and elegant and 
>>>>>>> cost-efficient 
>>>>>>> for mounting a Wald 139 Hardware-less Basket and a Tunitas 137 Tote. 
>>>>>>> If anybody has a well used RBW51 that they would be willing to part 
>>>>>>> with, I'd love to hear from you.
>>>>>>> Also looking for other options and would love to see what y'all are 
>>>>>>> using for your Wald 139 Baskets.
>>>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>>>> Alex
>>>>>>> a c k s f 7 8 gmail

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