Bike Rack for Car Top

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Project by HazyDavy posted 01-21-2016 04:04 AM 1329 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s hardly high art, but this simple bike rack is made of scraps and saved me a couple of hundred dollars.

The vertical blocks have two lag bolts each going into them from below. The bikes are secured by their forks on pieces of 3/8-inch threaded rod. A long band clamp holds the front rack in place, and another goes through the bikes’ rear wheels.

There is a piece of an old leather belt under the center of the rack to protect the paint.

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#1 posted 01-21-2016 03:23 PM

Pretty cool. I did one to hold two bikes upright in my pick up bed. I used eye bolts for straps.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 01-21-2016 08:50 PM

Excelent. Need some similar. Thank for share!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#3 posted 01-21-2016 10:10 PM

Yes, I wanted one and was surprised when I couldn’t find any plans or pictures on the Internet. The commercial ones cost an awful lot. Thanks for looking.

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#4 posted 01-29-2016 12:23 AM

That’s awesome. I’m totally doing that for my truck.

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