Apparently my bike felt left out, and wanted to get in the game of things that are failing. Riding home from downtown last night, very late, hit a sewer cover pretty hard (it was hard to tell how uneven it was at night) and busted my battery rack. It was not a catastrophic failure, but the rack lowered down to the tire and started dragging. Enough that I had to stop and figure it out. So I was sitting on the ground in the parking lot of the Jolly, with the bike almost completely disassembled.
|Bike rack, sans busted lower brackets.|
|Busted aluminum lower brackets.|
This is the second rack I've bought, and I'm really not interested in spending more money to deal with this issue. (But I probably will have to). Wondering if maybe I can make a custom, tougher piece to clamp the rack right where I want it. If I only had a welder... Or a lighter battery.