lately i've been on the search of a new bike back rack. i had a dilemna with my old rack as it was too small to hold my panniers and not as sturdy as i would like it to be. it even snapped on me from so much friction on road, not very safe. for me this is a commuting problem because i carry heavy school books, groceries, shopping finds, and other items every day. yesterday i made a quick stop to my favorite neighborhood bike shop Homespun where my friends Jesse and Ami fixed me up with this adorable used rack, even has a light reflector, very handy. since the new semester requires more items to carry on bike, i am super stoked to have a reliable rack that can hold EVERYTHING i need to carry on a daily basis. thanks jesse and ami!