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New Brompton rear rack but....
« on: December 06, 2016, 12:18:51 pm »
Brompton seem to have updated the rear rack* but....
it looks very similar (so not likely to be much lighter?)

I was hoping that they would make a new  optional lighter more minimalist rear rack for those who buy a rear rack merely for the extra folded stability and/or greater choice in rear lamps (and perhaps to support a rucksack hung from  a transverse rod through saddle rails (see AtoB Nov2016 page 17 or http://pathlesspedaled.com/2011/07/video-backpacks-on-bromptons/ ).
It would nice if the lighter rack option looked better but the new black option would do :)

*https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/carriers-racks/brompton-rear-carrier-platform-with-four-aluminium-stays-qrcc/

Perhaps in 2017......

Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Re: New Brompton rear rack but....
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2016, 02:03:54 pm »
It looks like the only real difference are cutouts for the bungees at the front of the rack, making it slightly more convenient to use.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

Kim

  • An appetite for the epic, but no real stamina
Re: New Brompton rear rack but....
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2016, 02:06:23 pm »
Sounds like they've changed the Easy Wheel mounting, too (possibly just a different sized bolt)?  Presumably to support the new unified wheels.
Watching the TV without subtitles is like riding up a hill without using the gears :)

Re: New Brompton rear rack but....
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2017, 01:29:45 pm »
Old enough to know better, but young enough to do it anyway

Re: New Brompton rear rack but....
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2017, 01:41:37 pm »
Something like this perhaps?: https://dinokiddo.me/?portfolio=hh-titanium-front-and-rear-rack-type-a-for-brompton

Spendy, though...

I've got that rear Q-rack... it weighs nothing compared to the original, provides nearly the carrying ability of the original but not as much balance when folded....