The VO Porteur Rack is a traditional-style rack as used on the famed Parisian newspaper delivery bikes. Those Parisian delivery bikes were reputed to carry as much as 110lbs. of newspapers on similar racks (of course, the bikes had strengthened frames and forks, not just racks).
Our Porteur Rack is made from strong stainless steel tubing and polished to a lovely shine. It won't rust like painted steel racks or fatigue and crack like aluminum racks. The quality is actually superior to that of many custom racks. In short, this is a real load-carrying rack, not an aluminum "style-rack". Yet total weight with rail, nuts, bolts, etc. is only 1.079kg.
The platform is about 36cm x 29cm. A removable rail attachment is included and very handy for smaller packages.
The tangs are pre-drilled to fit 700c, 27", 26", and 650b bikes. There are four bosses for a light attachment. There is a boss for securing your fender to the rack -- no rattling! Please also note the elegant pannier/tie-down loops above the mounting tangs.
Mounting hardware is included. The Porteur Rack mounts to the dropout eyelet and the brake bolt (or fork crown hole). Max weight with this configuration is 25 lbs. You can use our Straight Arms for Campeur Racks, Compression Hardware, and a pair of p-clamps around the rack's tube if you are running super heavy loads and want more stability. You can load it up with 40 lbs of gear if you use this configuration.
Note: Oversize charges may apply when this item is shipped outside the contiguous US (e.g., Alaska, Hawaii, international, and military addresses). Free shipping discount may not apply. We will notify you of shipping charges prior to shipping.
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Oversize international shipping: Large products including (but not limited to) frames, fork, fenders, handlebars, racks, and rims may incur oversize shipping charges. We will notify you of additional charges.
I wanted a front rack for my commuter that would hold a bag of groceries. There are cheaper racks out there, but I don't think there are BETTER racks. It bolted right on, and fit pretty well on my 650b bike. But I wanted a perfect fit, so I dropped the lower mounting down one bolt hole, and cut off the extra material for skewer clearance. Now, it fits perfectly! This is too good looking for a commuter bike!
A finely crafted front rack that can stand up to heavy cargo hauling!
Love the rack. Solid and easy to install. The Velo Orange people went beyond the call of duty to help me. Thanks!
Good start, and with support struts from the fork bazeons to the brazeons to the rack it's super solid. With the lateral stability it easily rolls with 100lbs.
This thing is a beauty! Very nicely constructed and a classic design. Ease of installation will vary a lot depending on your bike, I have centerpull brakes and it was tricky to bend the strut just right, totally worth the effort though