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    My bike rack down here in Peru....

    Hello, I moved down to Peru 2 years ago and just got into biking 3 months ago...
    In the need to move 4 bikes around, I started looking for a rack....All the ones I fpound down here were very expensive 600+ dollars, so I built my own..only the tires touch the rack


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    are they secured by something other than the front tire just sitting in there?

    I just4 imagine a bump knocking them out.

    cool build tho!

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    The front tires slide in, so the bike can't move up, and 2 velcro straps on the rear tire to hold them against the rack..they work great!!! The bike is very secure...doesn't wiggle at all...I got the Idea from the Arbutus rack..
    Quote Originally Posted by redmr2_man View Post
    are they secured by something other than the front tire just sitting in there?

    I just4 imagine a bump knocking them out.

    cool build tho!

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    Sweeet! Sometimes we just need to build it ourselves! :-)
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    Nice build, that is a big saddle.

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    Thank you...Yes the saddle is big, I think maybe eventually I'll use a regular one, but I tried for over a month and couldn't ride for more than 5-10 minutes..now I can ride an hour plus...I'm 6'6 - 270lbs...maybe once I lose some more weight, but I tell you it is comfortable.
    Quote Originally Posted by Learux View Post
    Nice build, that is a big saddle.

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    If I didnt have a truck for hauling my bikes the only rack I have ever liked the looks of is the north shore rack:

    North Shore Bike Racks

    I like yours better as it secures via the wheel.

    How much does it weigh? easy to disassemble?

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    Well done! Nice finish.

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    Proper finishes for a homemade rack. Looks solid!

    That saddle is big! Get more used to riding and use a smaller (less cushion) saddle will feel better. Highly padded saddles will numb you and your delicated-part blood circulation will suffer once you start with longer rides.

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    #1 Rule in Cycling: The more you ride the less your ass hurts.
    #2 Rule in Cycling: If you choose to ignore rule #1 get a saddle large enough to create lift greater than or equal to the weight of the saddle.

    Personally I think you did a great job, damn thing looks awesome if a bit heavy. You have some nice fabrication skills.

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    Thnx...the Arbutus rack weighs 56 lbs, mine weighs 48 lbs...,also, it accommodates all size wheels, even my kid's BMX...

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