Want A Luggage Rack:

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by Hal the Elder, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member


    What's a good source for a luggage rack that fits the NE5 frame?

    You know...it bolts on behind the seat with the struts bolting to the rear axle.


  2. Rack?

    Hal, where you might find a rack would depend entirely on what kind of rack you are looking for. I stock in Chrome and Black, the "old school" type, that look like the 9-hole Schwinn rack for the 40-ans 50's.

    I also stock an alunimun rack and steel rack of the "spring wire" type, common on lightweight bikes 1960's and up.

    And of course, I have the Whizzer rack (as would some of the other dealers).

    There are other types, for example, Electra has thier own version, which looks a bit decco with curved rear braces, and a "drapery" type of shape on the rear. Also, some may have vintage racks of one sort or another, I am not selling any of my vintage ones.

    Sooooo..... what is it that you are looking for?

  3. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    Hey Mike:


    I didn't realize there were so many choices for something as simple as a bicycle cargo rack!

    Well, I want something traditional-looking, simple in design, and rugged.

    No aluminum or stainless steel, no Art-Deco styling, just a sturdy rack with two stiff struts and a strong attachment point forward.

    I want something that can carry a 40-pound sack of Wild Bird Seed with no sagging or flexing.

    The ones I've seen in bike shops are as complex as the Lunar Rover and don't look very strong for fifty bucks!

    Could you send pictures of your racks?

    BTW...did you get my check for the Hi-Flow?

    Last edited: Nov 24, 2008
  4. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    Luggage Rack

    Hi Mike,
    I'd like to see the racks too if you want to post them. Sounds like you have a great selection.
  5. JE

    JE Guest

    I found a fairly common 1940's Shelby rack on E-bay for mine. There are a couple on there right now.

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  6. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    Hey Je:

    That's what I have in mind...Simple!

    Two struts to the rear axle and a clamp at the seat post!

    The only problem is...I don't use Ebay!

    Thanks, JE...
  7. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

  8. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    Thanks, Kilroy...

    ...but that rack looks a bit fragile to me.

    I'll wait until Mike posts pictures of his assortment. JE's rack looks fairly substantial.

  9. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Hal, don't let the photo fool you. It's quite substantial. What it does lack though, is a solid base to strap things down on. The whole thing is tubular.
  10. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member


    I saw Kilroy's rack at the Rally in October & it's strong. a person could sit on it.
  11. Good morning

    Well it's a little past 6am here, and getting ready to take wifey to the Dr.'s. Hal I did get your check, and will pack and ship today.

    Rack info; I would say, that barring the fact that it has no tie-down spots, nor is much help in that area, the Whizzer rack is by far the strongest bicycle type rack on the market, and it is the most expensive.

    The Old-school type, like the schwinn was often bent in the middle from riding other kids on it, and the repop is not quite as stout as the Early Schwinn model.

    The cast aluminum racks, and steel wire racks are stong in their own way, but not as stout as the Whizzer rack.

    I will try to make some pics.

  12. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    That Whizzer Rack...Ouch!

    HEY MIKE... I looked up the price of that Whizzer rack, and to be honest, I was shocked! I simply won't spend that much on a bicycle rack! That rack sells for more than what I paid for my first CAR!

    I'll keep haunting the swap meets and the garage sales and maybe I can find an old one for $5 or so, that I can clean up.

    I'm looking forward to the delivery of my Hi-Flow!

    HAL the FRUGAL
  13. JE

    JE Guest

    Hal I've got a old 40's monark rack that needs the front mount fixed you can have it for the cost of shipping if you want it
  14. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    Hey Je:


    That's generous of you!

    Could you Email me a picture of it, so I can see what kind of repairs I'll need to make?

    HAL colt45hal@aol.com
  15. JE

    JE Guest

    Yea I'll take some pictures tomorrow and send them to you. Just needs the tabs on the front fixed. You could weld a couple flat washers on to fix it.
  16. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    Bought A Rack Today!

    Hey...I got a terrific deal on a NEW cargo rack for Oscar today!

    My old bicycle parts friend at the weekend Swap Meet happened to have a rack in stock today... it's from the F & R Company, and is called the "Alloy Single Clip Carrier, Chrome", #31010.

    It was brand new in a plastic bag, and has a stout Alloy frame, with chrome steel support struts and a chrome steel top spring-loaded cargo clip, a hole for a rear reflector, tie-down holes for bungee cord hooks, and hardware for 3 different mounting configurations.

    The price of the package was $13, but I got him down to ten bucks (no tax), which he took with a smile! (NOBODY pays the asking price at a swap meet...it's a haggler's heaven!)

    I had to use a couple spacers to mount it to the rear dropout, to place the struts outside of the rear fender struts, but it's a firm installation and it looks better than those $50 racks in the Bike Shops!

    I'm really happy with this rack!

    (I wish I knew how to post an image of Oscar with his new accessory!)

    Last edited: Nov 30, 2008
  17. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Hal, it's easy if you have a digital camera. Once you've uploaded the photo to your computer, you can easily post the photo as an attachment. When posting a reply or starting a new thread, scroll down to the section titled "additional options". You will see a section totled "attach files" with a button that says "manage attachments". Click on that, and a "Manage attachments" window will open. At the top it says "upload file from your computer", and has a button that says "browse". Click that button, and find your photo file in your computer. Click on that file, hit "Open" then click on the button that says "Upload". Your photo will then upload to your post as an attachment. I hope this helps.

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  18. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    It Worked, Kilroy!

  19. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    Hey Kilroy...

    That looks like a Coaster Brake hub on your Whizzer...do you have the slip-clutch model?

    I've got to get one of those accessory bags too.

  20. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    That bag was part of a pair of saddle bags that came with that Whizzer. I have the other one.

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