A Rack For My Recumbent

Discussion in 'Recumbents, Trikes and HPVs' started by cosmicbike, 11 Feb 2018.

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  1. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    Location:
    Egham
    I've been on the lookout for a while, and nowt is showing up, so looking for ideas. I'd like to fit a rear rack to my ICE Trice Q. I don't believe (from what I've read) that the current racks sold by ICE for the Adventure/Sprint etc will fit as they changed the rear section from the curved aluminium to a more conventional tube structure.
    I will contact ICE to see if they have ay old stock, but wondered if anyone had done a DIY rack for thier recumbent trike? I'm thinking along the lines of picking up a cheap one and modifying...
     
  2. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    we have custom made most of our racks as we find it easier than trying to find a purpose made one , personally I prefer the hamster bags as they look sporty WP_20180211_12_47_02_Pro.jpg WP_20180211_12_46_52_Pro.jpg

    regards Emma
     
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  3. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    I fitted a tortec expedition disc specific rack to the trike ( ^^^made by emma^^^) last week.. 394761-2727bde341d162b3ec6c981e394fdb94.jpg
     
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  4. OP
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    cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    Location:
    Egham
    Hamster bags? Is that the side ones under the seat? I have a set of Radical side pods which I bought with the trike, but you can only put so much in them, largely done to the fixing method which relies on straps round the seat.
     
  5. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    maclaren childrens pushchairs had a habit of falling backwards when loaded with shopping bags .
    Hamster bags were made to eliminate the problem . Since then the hamster bags company went out of business but there are some on eBay.
    These fit on a tube l fitted to the side of the seat , and are detachable and can be used as a shoulder bag. They have a 3 point mounting system with qr clips. They come in red , black and blue.

    regards Emma
     
  6. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    close up
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  7. Tigerbiten

    Tigerbiten Veteran

    The old style rack used two mounting points.
    The top mounting point where the seat back meets the frame.
    Below that is another hole for the second mounting point.
    You need to work out how much drop you'll need from the height of the rack to the top hole.
    Then you need to work out how to stabilize the rack with a diagonal bar both sides down to the bottom hole.
     
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  8. Mr Magoo

    Mr Magoo Über Member

    One original ICE Q/T cantilever rack to suit 20" rear suspension versions
    popped on Ebay last night .:okay:
     
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