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Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by JB » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:35 pm

If anyone here is interested, I am looking at getting a replica of the rear luggage rack (I think was available when our bikes were new) reproduced in stainless steel!
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I had one of these on my old B50SS back in the early 1980's, It's a very simple and neat fitting rack that is specific to OIF unit singles that uses the 7/16" UNF indicator fittings and also the rear mudguard/grab-rail bracket, I think they were made by Feridax back in the day.
One came up on eBay recently which I missed out on and I have attached the pics from the advert to give you an idea of what it looks like and also a picture of it loosely fitted too.
If there's anyone here with one of the chrome originals perhaps you too might want a stainless replacement and it could be used as a pattern?
I'm hoping for the price for these to come out at around £70/£80.
Let me know if you are interested?
Cheers John
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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by kommando » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:43 am

http://www.classicbikeracks.co.uk/services

Scroll down and you can see he does a TR5T version which is not far from your pics, he does commissions and small modifications seem to come free.

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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by JB » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:51 am

Yes he's the favourite to make these at the moment, I need to get a dimensioned sketch/drawing done soon before the final price is known.
The way this style of rack fits our bikes is neater than anything else I have seen and being in stainless is even better :grin:

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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by Johnq1 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:26 am

JB, I have the same rack in my loft if you need any measurements I will dig it out,

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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by JB » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:54 pm

Hi Johnq1, good to hear that you have one of these, I will send you a pm.

Cheers John

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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by minetymenace » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:00 pm

Some pips on the underside at the coeners would be handy to stop the bungies slipping....
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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by JB » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:44 pm

Minety, I'm sure some pips or hooks could be added if required.

I've had a price of £65-£70 + postage of approximately £10 in the UK for a stainless steel version of these racks from classicbikeracks.co.uk ...seems a fair price to me for a hand made rack in stainless steel?

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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by Mr Mike » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:25 pm

MM is right. I have one of the painted luggage racks and you need an assortment of bungies to fasten your gear. A couple of strategically placed zip ties helps.

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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by Johnq1 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:22 pm

I am going to send my rack to classic racks to be replicated and would like to guage interest in these as it would help with negotiations as at the moment his discount to me hardly covers postage so I would be in a stronger position if I had an idea on numbers

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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by minetymenace » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:40 am

JB and Johnq1 asking the same manufacturer to make the same thing!!!
Get it together guys, if one person organises it you will get better discount.
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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by Johnq1 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:30 am

We are together minety just trying to find out if it's worth doing, the discount offered barely covers postage and I allready have a rack it would be good to see how many interested parties there are, cheers John,

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Post by minetymenace » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:48 am

:ok :oops:
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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by JB » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:59 am

I agree John the discount offered to you was less than I'd have thought, seeing as you were able to supply a perfect example of the rack to copy!

As the op for all of this, I obviously want one of the racks as I had one on a B50SS years ago, if it helps John I'm happy to pay any postage costs if it means I can purchase a stainless steel replica of this rack which is what I've wanted to be able to do all along.

If anyone here is interested I can assure you that you will not find another rack that fits our bikes anywhere near as good as this type does because they were designed specifically for OIF unit singles... IMO it's both a practical addition and it also looks good fitted :cool: :cool: :cool:

Cheers, John

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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by Johnq1 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:02 pm

JB I have contacted Mr Jackson and will be sending my rack on Tuesday, hopefully I will get it back at Stafford at the end of the month, he will try and have one ready by then , CHEERS John , ps it would great if one or two other showed an interest so he would be encouraged to make a few maybe,

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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by JB » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:06 pm

That's good news John, I will follow it up in a week or two and hopefully have one on order soon: :thumb :thumb

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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by danam » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:14 pm

I would LOVE to own one of these racks!!!! Been looking for years
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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by b50ss17 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:59 am

I am also very interested by your stainless lugage rack replica.
Thank's for us.
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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by Barry Creary » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:02 pm

I'm interested to but shipping could be huge :roll:

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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by skippy » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:45 pm

I am interested but getting it fabricated here would be cheaper.
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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by Johnq1 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:29 pm

Ok Gentleman, I have been informed that John at Classic bike racks has now coppied my rack and will be returning it to me at Stafford at the weekend, obviously the more enquiries he gets the more chance he will add it to his range, hopefully I will get a little discount for my involvement, see him for overseas shipping, thanks John.

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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by Johnq1 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:29 am

Here it is, very nice
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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by JB » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:58 pm

Now that looks gooood, really pleased to see this work out, I've just ordered mine and looking forward to fitting it to the bike :ban :ban :ban

John, many thanks to you for all your help with this and I am really pleased to see it work out well for you... especially with you selling your old one :cool: :thumb

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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by JB » Sun May 13, 2018 10:31 pm

Well here it is finally and I'm really pleased with how this has all worked out.
Many thanks to John for sending his rack off to be copied and also John at classic racks for such a good job.
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John from Classic Racks told me he is having issues loading new products onto his website so you won't be able to order this rack from there, you will have to contact him directly via his website and arrange to buy one that way.

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Re: Stainless Steel Luggage Rack

Post by Johnq1 » Mon May 14, 2018 10:19 am

Glad you like it JB I was more than pleased with mine and great workmanship :thumb

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