Thanks for the kind reply’s, the plan is to write a ride report in 2015.
what are those tabs on the cross bar for on the outermost sides of the rack? Looks like all stainless!
That is for connecting the side rack, I am working on that. No that is rattle can aluminum paint in the pic.
Lately I had it powder coated.
Only the tabs are stainless, the pipe is 16 mm hydraulic that I had laying around.
You might want to change out the seat if that's not already on your list.
No problem with the seat so far, but I am thinking about it for the long ride.