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    Idea! The Custom Bike Rack Thread

    Ok guys I know there is alof of you out there just like me that love building stuff. So that being said lets post up come pics of our custom bike racks. Lets us know how you built it and with what and its pro's and con's

    Ok this is mine. My apparment has about 50 of these bike racks all over the complex all of which sit empy. I was looking at buying a new rack for my truck but that rack just like this one was $400 I said I know I could make one. I saw this one and did some cutting and welding and I now have this. The good thing about this rack is that it will hold 6 bikes and WILL NOT budge and you dont have to take off the front wheel, but the bad part is it about 50+lbs and I allways leave it in my truck but I love it!
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    This is mine, not yet complete, which I've been <a href="https://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=365700"><font color="blue"><b>posting about over on the tandem forum</b></font></a>.

    My goal is to extend a rear wheel tray to accomodate a 73" tandem wheelbase, extended over the hood of my wagon, in line with the Yakima Highroller roof rack I use for solo bikes.

    I've created this out of desparation, due to the lack of choices of "wheels on" roof-mount racks.

    I've collected most of the material. Still waiting on U-bolts, final assembly (drilling & welding), and some simple machining of an adapter plate. I'd like to have the final product powder coated.

    I'm looking at under 25 pounds for the final product.

    Click on any of the pictures for larger images, or on the link above for details of the progress so far.

    <a href="https://www.booboodog.net/images/tandem-rack.jpg"><img src="https://www.booboodog.net/images/tandem-rack.jpg" height="302"> <a href="https://www.booboodog.net/images/tandem-rack-02.jpg"><img src="https://www.booboodog.net/images/tandem-rack-02.jpg" height="302">

    <a href="https://www.booboodog.net/images/tandem-rack-01.jpg"><img src="https://www.booboodog.net/images/tandem-rack-01.jpg" width="600">
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    Its not much of a looker but it holds 2 bikes without any problems. One of my friends welded it up for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clvlc4door
    Ok guys I know there is alof of you out there just like me that love building stuff. So that being said lets post up come pics of our custom bike racks. Lets us know how you built it and with what and its pro's and con's

    Ok this is mine. My apparment has about 50 of these bike racks all over the complex all of which sit empy. I was looking at buying a new rack for my truck but that rack just like this one was $400 I said I know I could make one. I saw this one and did some cutting and welding and I now have this. The good thing about this rack is that it will hold 6 bikes and WILL NOT budge and you dont have to take off the front wheel, but the bad part is it about 50+lbs and I allways leave it in my truck but I love it!
    Not a bad looking rack and along the lines of my one, though i made mine from scratch. I had alot of ideas for mine but came up with my simple design which for a couple of years has served me well. I can go over some rough stuff too without my bikes spilling out everywhere! Mind you it does have its faults and i have designed a bigger and better 1 already but just havent got around to building it.
    I might add that this is the first thing ive ever built with metal, first time ive welded or bent tubes but it was fun seeing it all come together and im proud of the finished product. Not to mention my mates love it as it makes shuttling so much easier
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    Ah, what can I say, it was cheap.

    Oh, and the not so typical 2x6, this one using hubs instead of the manufactured fork mounts.
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    Those are great!
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    wow I love yours chunky I wanted to build one to but I dont have a welder or pipe bender but yeah props on yours its awsome bro!

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    This is the set up I made for the back of my truck. Mount holds a 20 thru axle fork, and magnetic mount to hold front wheel to tool box. The fork mount has a rare earth magnet on it to hold the 2 hex wrenches that I use for the fork, and to take other riders seats off.I have a similar fork mount I made to fit the round Yak bars, no photos though.

    radair, when I first started riding 20 years ago I used a very similar fork mount for my bikes. Same price as yours, cheap. I still use them for carry other's bikes inside the shell on my truck.
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    Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.

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    I don't feel like posting everything over again :
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=375008
    Beware the hucking bear!

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    Oakey Bike Rack

    Works in both of my trucks and my van.
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