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    DIY Bike Rack with Boost Fork Mod?

    The link below is a about a cheap way to make fork mounts but has anyone made them appropriate for boost fork axle spacing?

    If so, what size steel fitting and pvc nipples did you use?
    https://youtu.be/StKUt3c7_aY

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    Well, that is pretty simple and cool... Thanks dude.

    For boost I would just measure out some PVC, cut it to size and thread the ends. Maybe you could even get HD or Lowes to thread it for you. I know when you have plumbing pipe (same black or stainless material as the flanges and tee fittings he used) they can thread the ends for you. Bet it would be free also.
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    I recall seeing various short lengths of threaded PVC conduit at HD or Lowes. Get ones that are too long and it'll be easy to cut them to the overall desired length after threading it into the T: 100mm, 110mm etc. Cut a smidge long and use a file to square it up and get it to the exact length. I haven't done this but I would want something that fits the diameter of the axle fairly closely to keep the bikes from being too floppy side to side. I'd certainly steady the bikes with tiedowns.
    Do the math.

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    LR, yeah, I would want that as well. Having the ID as close as possible to the OD of the thru axle would be best.

    Easy to check. Just take your thru axle in with you and stick it in there.
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    If your going to use PVC I'd suggest the grey electrical conduit over the white or tan plumbing. The tan CPVC is very brittle and snaps easy. The white is better but its not designed for outdoor exposure. The grey electrical conduit has UV protection and is outdoor rated.

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    Yeah. White PVC doesn't hold up well in sunlight, but I've had it last pretty well when painted. I put up a couple poles in my yard cut from PVC water pipe 3-4 years ago and painted them with outdoor latex paint. The paint stuck well and they've held up well. Average rattle-can paint will probably work too. Agree the grey conduit can be better. It's less brittle and somewhat more flexible.
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