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    Birdman aka JMJ
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    Cheap bike rack conversion

    I've always had to kludge getting my kids bikes on the roof rack to get them to the park. I had some old Thule wheel holders in the garage, removed the clamp-to-bar mechanism, so I slipped a cut up noodle on the legs and clamped it in my fork-mount tray. The front tire wedges nicely between the padded fork arms. Hey presto - instant and cheap (free) front wheel holder!



    Add a bungee to maintain tension and you're all set. My 5 year old's 16" Hotrock sits nice and secure in the tray, held by the front wheel and with the rear wheel secured by the tray strap.

    My 3 year old's 12" Hotrock simply sits in the wire basket since it has training wheels. Bungee'ed down to the basket, wheels aligned with the wire gaps.



    JMJ
    Last edited by Birdman; 08-05-2013 at 06:17 AM.

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    Creative! I like it! I bought an old Cannondale fork that won't work for my needs, but I think I could probably do the same thing! Thanks for the tip!

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