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6:23 pm
18, September, 2011


MattMcMichael

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Greetings! I am not sure I want to do this, but I think I need a rack and basket for my Guv'nor. My messenger bag just doesn't cut it for grocery shopping, etc. So, does anyone recommend any particular rack, basket, etc in keeping with the classic style of the Guv'nor?

 

Thanks!

6:58 pm
18, September, 2011


Dodger

Derbyshire

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posts 1752

Post edited 6:59 pm – 18, September, 2011 by EmGeeCeCe


welcome Mr MattMcMichael … I'm sure I've seen a basket fitted to a Guvnor (doesnt Ewan McGregor have one for his dog ?)… I'd though also consider a damn big Carradice saddlebag  http://www.carradice.co.uk/  , lovely products and made in Nelson Lancashire, so very much in keeping with the Guvnor ethos I feel

 

MGcC

 

(ps… why not sign up properly Sir, we don't bite, well actually a few members do, but we are thinking of getting some Brooks leather muzzles made up)

8:33 pm
18, September, 2011


Martin

Ackworth, West Yorkshire

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posts 201

A warm welcome to you Mr McMichael,

 

To echo Mr MGcC, the basket he refers to belonging Mr Ewan McGregor is the Hoxton wire basket from Brooks. The photo below shows it looking rather at home aboard the North Road handlebars. Although you may have a jollier time of it if it's filled with fresh produce rather than grumpy poodles.

 

http://www.brookssaddles.com/c…..re+Basket/

 

Kind regards,

Martin

 

8:56 pm
18, September, 2011


Dodger

Derbyshire

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posts 1752

…that is one seriously grumpy dog !

9:16 pm
18, September, 2011


Foss

Bognor Regis

Member

posts 932

I say chaps,

 I think the pooch is a bit ticked off  becouse he has the wind speed but no window to hang his head out of !!

 

 Regards

 Lord Beaufort

 

 aKa Ade

9:51 am
26, September, 2011


Mr Fenrir

South West London

Member

posts 182

I've often given thought to a rack as well, one that could be taken on and off as needed.

 

Not a clue where to get one outside of London, but I can recommend Liam at Eastfenders for these sorts of things. He's open to getting things how people want them and was midway through making his own Guv when I last visited.

 

http://cargocollective.com/eastfenders

 

One of those racks for the front might be a better look for the Guv.

 

Oh, and MY dog is better!

12:47 am
12, October, 2011


MattMcMichael

Indianapolis, IN USA

Member

posts 7

Thanks all!  If the front rack is good enough for the star of Trainspotting and The Phantom Menace, it must be ok!

8:23 am
12, October, 2011


Mr Fenrir

South West London

Member

posts 182

I think the less said about the Phantom Menace, the better.

10:12 am
12, October, 2011


Adam

Manchester

Admin

posts 1935

Morning Gentlemen,

I think the less said about baskets on a Guvnor the better.

Regards,

Adam

8:28 pm
12, October, 2011


Dodger

Derbyshire

Moderator

posts 1752

MattMcMichael said:

Thanks all!  If the front rack is good enough for the star of Trainspotting and The Phantom Menace, it must be ok!

I dont remember a poodle in Trainspotting or the Phantom Menace ! Confused

 

MGcC

8:58 pm
12, October, 2011


SlyRed

Chicago, Illinois USA

Member

posts 45

Adam said:

Morning Gentlemen,

I think the less said about baskets on a Guvnor the better.

Regards,

Adam

I wholeheartedly agree, but if you must I think the dog in the basket needs to be a proper terrier.

 

SlyRed

In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity is the vital thing. Oscar Wilde

8:36 am
13, October, 2011


Mr Fenrir

South West London

Member

posts 182

I reckon a porteur rack would be a more fitting choice for a Guvnor, rather than a basket.

8:52 am
14, July, 2012


pemm

Member

posts 14

I agree with Mr Fenrir!

I rather fancy the Velo Orange porteur rack … here.. And seen here fitted to Matthew Conway's jealous-making chrome porteur.

I'm not confident that it can be fitted to the Guv'nor, since it is missing the dropouts on the fork. Do any of the more handy chaps around here know?

Pemm

12:17 pm
15, July, 2012


Corky

Wetherby, West Yorkshire

Member

posts 272

I bought a chromed rack for my tweed steed from here…..

http://www.dutchbikebits.com/i…..uct_id=241

3:44 pm
11, September, 2012


Tyredocter

Member

posts 32

Have a look at the Avenir seat post mounted rack on Cyclelife.com. Two problems the light bracket needs cable tied on as the weight of the light loosens the plug so will fall off plus replace the lever with a decent Allen bolt plus use the thick rubber sleeve. Despite this mine has lasted for five years along with the SJSCycles own branded panniers [£15]. It's not exactly what your looking for yet is easy to remove plus light and mine is still like new despite being used everyday. The Topeak system is good too yet expensive, though you can add pannier rails plus have a choice of bags too.

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