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Bike Rack is Done...

well almost... got a few base layer coats of paint on the bars and brackets for the time being and i need end caps but i through it on the truck today to test it out...

so far seems to hold really well, and i got my whole truck rocking side to side and it still felt sturdy...

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thats right..rack that bike fool!
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nice work... you gonna make something to secure it or you just gonna use bungee cords?
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nice man i like it.

this is mine

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nice work... you gonna make something to secure it or you just gonna use bungee cords?

forks in that and not going anywhere... the back bungee is to keep it from moving side to side and the front tiedown is just extra security...
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oh cool, when my dad first bought my ranger (before i started buying it from him), he welded up a bike rack for my bike(s). it bolted into the front of the box and you shuved your wheel in it and bungee corded it and it sat just like yours does..but in the box or course...i'll try and find it one of these days
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forks in that and not going anywhere... the back bungee is to keep it from moving side to side and the front tiedown is just extra security...
ii have that part just laying around if you havnt got one yet
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I've always wandered how long does it take to get the front wheel back on? nice bike rack BTW
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You could make a piece for the back wheel to sit in pretty easily. A piece of flat stock with some bent rod making sort of a triangle on each side.
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okay is there anyway i can get the plans for this? i just got into riding and i hate having to remove the cover to put my bike in the back.

nevermind i found your other thread

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^ demensions may vary though...

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I've always wandered how long does it take to get the front wheel back on? nice bike rack BTW
10 seconds max... just drop the fork onto the skewer with the rotor in the caliper and tighten...
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that looks sweet.....have you though about something that mounts to the rack that holds the rear down instead of that bungy?
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ive thought about using a U bolt or like kyle said making a v groove for it to sit it... the bungee cord works well and holds it in place really well
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yea i know the dimensions would be different but...im looking at general idea...ill just have to make it bigger.
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Looks pretty nifty to me.
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looks good.

I just mounted the fork mount on my toolbox.
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^ if i had one thats exactly how id do it... but it was cheaper to do this then to get a tool box ha...

now i just need it to warm up slightly so i can take it back off lol... dont want salt to ruin it before i even get to use it...
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I have another mount for my gf's bike that needs installed.

Where do you ride at? West Branch?

I can't wait till the cuyahoga valley metroparks trail is ready to ride, probably mid summer.
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yea west branch and reagan/hoffman park in medina... medina isnt the best trail but ill take it...


yea the metroparks one should be good.. ive been following the progress on camba...
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I didnt think Regan park was still avaliable until I read it on CAMBA.

I may be volunteering this saturday to help build the trails, I havent decided yet.
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yea its still open.. hoffman park is 100X better though... it was built so much better and it doesnt have the huge poorly designed uphills...
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where do you access Hoffman (never been there)? parking? How long of a trail is it?
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when coming from 71 on rt 3( waymouth) its about a mile before you get to reagan... its those soccer fields on your right side across from that church less then an 1/8 of a mile past Hoffman rd...

its about 4 miles long and i do it in about 17 minutes... usually ill do it 2-3 times

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well almost... got a few base layer coats of paint on the bars and brackets for the time being and i need end caps but i through it on the truck today to test it out...

so far seems to hold really well, and i got my whole truck rocking side to side and it still felt sturdy...



thats sweat i was thinking of designing a bike rack on top like that just im working on desing one strong enough for my dirt bikes.
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i dont know if i could because it would be incredibly havey and hard to do.
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