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That looks as though it was chrome plated after it was welded together, which means cleaning it up so you can safely weld it again is going to be tedious. You'll need to clean the chrome off anything that will get hot, and afterwards painting it will not look that great. It would probably be cheaper to build a new rack. One repair option that occurs to me ...


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I would suggest splitting the weight in half and putting it low on your bike for stability. Here is my daily commuting configuration (2 matched 6 gallon plastic waste baskets mounted by hose clamps to a standard bike rack.) (Your emptied backpack could be rolled up and placed on top if you need it for off-bike use.)


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This is more of an extended comment. If you're mounting it on one side, that's likely to be quite a lot of weight off-centre, which will also affect the handling. I'd aim for vertical, but you'll need something solid underneath to support the weight - like 2/3 of another rack inverted and bolted/clamped to your rack. Alternatively you might get this to ...


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I think its totally fixable. I know of metalworkers who would relish the two-part challenge of this. how to fix it how to make it better than new Downside - it won't be cheap. You're probably looking at a sandblast to clean all the chrome off, to make welding work better. Then the metal worker would either tack weld it together and weld on some ...


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Backpacks are intended and designed for backs. I've biked with a tramping pack on and its not fun (modern ones tend to be too tall behind your head) I'd go with a trailer. Here's some ideas These guys make single-wheel trailers and are well known. http://www.bobgear.com/bike-trailers They are "in line" and give the least frontal area increase. ...



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