Not having a car, we really need our bicycles to be practical vehicles, that we can use for all our shopping, errands, and daily tasks. To that end, we just put a rear rack on our step-thru Raleigh.
We had Clever Cycles order the rear rack that Gazelle puts on the Toer Populaire. Once Gazelle shipped the rack, they realized that Gazelle sent the rack with the fold-down parking stand, which was just fine with me :)
Even better when they told me this rack was $40 cheaper than the one without the parking stand!
We took the CleverChimp (Clever Cycles’ house brand) panniers we got with the WorkCycles Secret Service and stuck them on the Raleigh, and mounted Patrina’s basket on her rear rack until we can get the frame mounted front rack for the Secret Service at the end of the month.
The other exciting thing for me with this, is that I actually have a bike I could give someone a ride on. Anyone want to try it out? :)