we have been working like crazy this week to get ready for our trip to Maine, i built a car roof rack for the tandem bike along with a front rack for the bike. we are cutting it so close i dont even have time to file and sand the brazed joints on the rack. luckily i used stainless steel, so no rusting. this trip will be a great test for the 304 stainless as a material for rack building. it bends much easier than chromoly and i have used it on a number of racks, but none which will take this much abuse and weight. ill report back on the outcome after our bike trip to montreal.