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    Bike carrier that morphs into a repair stand (made by me)

    Hello...I am new to the moutainbike thing and am currently laid up with a nice grade 2 torn calf from playing soccer...so no riding for me for awhile. So...what to do with this time on m hands? I wanted a bike carrier since I have a hard cover on my truck and keep junk in the bed, but I also wanted a service stand....so...I built my own!

    key parts:

    -telescoping tubing..2" perforated and 1-3/4" ( I screwed up and ordered solid instead of perforated for the small size so I had to drill a bunch of holes)
    -1" rigid electrical conduit
    -3/4" sch40 pipe
    -kipp handles
    -7/16" clevis pins and hitch pins
    -some 1/4" flat stock
    -some 12ga stainless
    -2.5" deep pony clamp
    -some wood
    -a fork type bicycle carrier thingy

    you gotta know how to weld and have metal forming tools. I used galvanized tube and painted where I stripped the galvanize.
    I used the basic pony clamp design scene on lots of DIY service stands. Since everything is pinned together, NO TOOLS are required. I need to finish up the fork mounted carrier piece as I just threw it together before I stepped out for the holidays.

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    Nice work amigo! I love smart design....

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    Clever design! I can almost see adding a QR hinge so the rack portion can tilt back... But that sliding / rotating junction is very, very clever. Almost a-ha moment type of things.

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    Interesting concept, love it

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    Wow nice work that is freaking awesome!!! Simple, inexpensive and functional.
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    Yakima used to make a repair stand attachment that fit inside the cross bars on their roof rack, I thought it was a pretty slick idea.
    Thats cool that you fabricated your own rack, Im the same way, if I see something that needs to be either manufactured to fulfil a niche or improve on something existing, Im always looking to find the solution.

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    Man the more I look at this the more its making the gears turn lol.
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