This morning on my ride to work, I heard a snap. Then my bike became real sluggish. I looked back to see that my rack had broken and was now rubbing against my rear tire. I stopped, pulled by bike up on the sidewalk, and examined the damage. Sure enough my rack was broken. I reached into my panniers pulled out some tape and a couple of pencils to make a brace. 10 minutes later I was on my way home, my improvised rack support held and once home I hung up my bike and hopped in the car. I’m pretty sure I have a spare rack in the closet but this rack isn’t that old, cost a lot more than the rack it replaced, and darn it I expected it to last forever.
10 months ago