While we wait patiently for the small-wheelers to blossom again in Melbourne’s on again off again spring, I will present a collection I have been working on incrementally…ingenious carrying solutions, or the self-styled porteur.
A porteur is a bike with a front rack designed to carry a load, (think of the postie’s bike with its smaller front wheel and large front rack). Here is a sneak peak at one that was prepared earlier at cyclezine.net (don’t get lost in the bike porn section, mmmmm)
And here are some home grown variations on the theme: some stylish, some ingenious, one plain weird, all inspired. ( Warning: some of the bikes featured have full sized wheels.)
Phew! Can you believe I had to trawl through 333 photos to find those? Photos with names like ‘repco decal’ ‘malvern star bell’ ‘lawrencia gear shifter’. And can you believe I loved every minute of it? What that says about me I am not sure. Neither am I sure what admitting that says about me…I could go on, but I have some nail clippings to file.
Post posting post script:
One of the comments below is a great link from Feel of Steel to another little work horse. Click here to have a squizz ( and check out the rest of his site while you are there if you are that way inclined.)
Post post posting post script:
I knew I had some more – just found them on my phone