Update: Lane at CETMA is going to build me a PR rack for my Tikit. It will include a mount for the Brompton O-Bag QR bracket so I can just drop the O-Bag on the rack without having to strap it down or have it jump off on a bump. I’m going to drop off my Tikit on the way down to Baja and hopefully pick everything up on my way back home. Lane will have my Tikit as well as my O-Bag and Brompton QR bracket so he can fit everything up nicely. If you want the same setup drop him a line since he will have everything in hand as well as a bike to test fit things it will never be easier to order a Tikit PR rack.
I’m stoked. The only thing I was jealous about from the Brompton world was their front luggage. Now I’ll be able to have the great Tikit ride & fold with handy Brompton quick release front luggage and the utility of Alex’s PR rack. Sounds killer to me…=-)
Alex Wetmore is one of those smart guys that’s also handy enough to build the stuff he thinks of – a wicked combo for sure. I love his idea for a PR Rack on a Bike Friday Tikit. The more I ride my Tikit the more I think this makes a ton of sense rather than messing with panniers. I could strap on my bike messeger bag or a box or paper for the office with ease. I think I’m going to make one of these happen in 2011. Getting a custom rack built has some expense involved in design and getting jigs ready that could be used for many future racks. If you have any interest in one of these for your Tikit let me know. I could do the coordination with a rack builder and everyone who wants one pay him and have a rack built shipped from his shop. The result would be faster, easier and cheaper than 5 or 8 people getting custom racks for their Tikits.