David sent the photo above of his bike with a bucket of about 80 baseballs, which he regularly transports on a VO porteur rack. A baseball weighs just over 5 ounces, so that's more than 25 pounds.
Thought this would be a good shot given that some of the blog folks have asked about the capacity of your racks. I often take this with my 12 y.o. old son to do batting practice after work. So that’s a bucket of about 80 baseballs...
The bike has tons of VO things on it. It’s from a garage sale but at this point I’ve replaced just about everything except the frame. Works really well. The fork has quite a bit of rake to it so it seems to carry heavy loads on the rack with little effect on the handling. The whole bike lives outside and has required zero maintenance or fiddling for about three years, other than just topping up the air in the tires. I do try to store it on the porch when it’s about to rain.
Anyone else have an interesting photo of stuff on a VO rack?