Portfolio Rear Rack Bike Hack

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I go to an art school and have to carry papers that are sometimes as large as 36" x 24." This is just a moderate size, too. I looked online for solutions to a portfolio carry and only found cumbersome PVC attachments. So I looked into Arkel's $30 Cam-Lock system and at some pannier hacks and figured this was something everyone should know about. The hardware itself costs less than $5. Alternatives to this include using a trailer, or walking.

Materials:
- 2-3 hooks (not sure what they're called, but there are a variety you can use)
- bolts
- nuts!
- rear rack
- portfolio
- bungee cord(s)
- possibly a large flat surface if your portfolio does not come with cardboard inside, or two long metal pieces to anchor it
- gouging tool
- allen keys and open end wrenches

If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them.

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    tdoakes

    Question 1 year ago on Introduction

    This is a really great project and solution, thanks for sharing! My son has a drawing class and is trying to figure out ways to ride his bike to school and carry his portfolio. Could you explain more on how you’re attaching it to the bike & rack? It’s hard to tell from the pictures how it ends up securing to the bike. That would be super helpful thanks!