The looks of a bonny lass and strength of a raging highlander…
I was lucky enough to meet much-feted bicycle guru Nick Lobnitz at Laid-Back-Bikes in Marchmont on Saturday, just after he’d made a rather exciting delivery…
Yes, it’s the long-awaited luggage rack for the Paper Bicycle! Huzzah!
Combining the funky looks of the bike itself with a wee nod to the spaceships of Star Trek, the Paper Bicycle rack was exactly what you’d imagine – bold, stylish, and strong.
Even on this early model I was impressed by the attention to detail – check the cork inserts on the open tubes, for instance.
In the first version I did make a note here to the effect that the burly tubing was too thick for standard panniers. However, as Nick left a comment below that he’d checked this, it’s only fair to guess that my pannier clips are thinner than normal for whatever reason!
Fitting is by a single expanding bung:
I just have to leave you with this fantastic shot of Nick putting the prototype Paper Bicycle rack to the ultimate test of faith (considering where he will end up if it collapses…)
(mercilessly appropriated from Flickr)
If you’re interested, pester Nick about this over at Paper Bicycle!