I’ve seen some weird racks in my time, after all I did live in California for a few years (rim shot) . . . but that’s a different story. I happened upon a whip recently that had possibly the stragest rack I have ever seen. First, here is a shot of the whole bike.
There are lots of interesting things about this bike but it was the rack that really caught my attention. The main cargo platform is a bent piece of metal piping that hooks through two holes under the seat. A few branches that appear to have been whittled help to complete the "support system."
Rubbing tubing and string help to keep the whole disater rack together.
One support beam keeps it in place.
And to complete the style here are where the gears shifters are placed - not exactly what I would call convenient. A friend once had his bell attached to his seat post and I could not figure that particular placement out either.
I give the person responsible for this frankenbike an "A" for effort, but if you wish to see possibly the coolest hacked rack I have ever seen, check out our previous post on a U-lock and rim that were repurposed into a rack.