thanks man got it from some guys in baltimore who specialize in french knockoffs that look like old stock. This rack was used for delivering newspapers and reportedly will hold up to 200 lbs. I have my doubts on the rating but have had my daughter on it and she weighs about 55 lbs. They make those very sweet hand hammered fenders. I also bought a very useful bike stand that props up the back wheel of most bikes, makes it easy to work on them. VELO Orange is the company. They have some really nice stuff, and are quite proud of it, but they make their own stuff so I am happy to support.