I've just completed my latest bicycle rack. This one is for a folding bike that's housed in an ABS plastic suitcase. The
hard case also provides a place to store all motorcycle gear while bicycling.
The new aluminum (no welding) luggage rack bolts to the existing homebuilt aluminum / HDPE plastic pannier and top rack and at a separate cross support.
This provides a stable base and the luggage rack is easily removed for using the top rack.
The bike case bolts to the luggage rack, to complete the process.
The bike case is an inexpensive ($65.00US) Bill Blass Venture 30" whose combined LWH dimensions meet
the airline standard of 62". We'll be flying with two bikes to Oregon in June.
It's hard to believe all of this will fit ...
... but it does.
The ABS hard case provides a lower CG, less overhang, better protection, and greater storage than my other bike racks.
Having said that, many hundreds of miles on the Sprint and FJR have resulted in no transport
problems while allowing the use of any of my bikes, not just a specific folder. It's all good !
My other aluminum homebuilt bike on bike racks ...
Quandary Peak, Colorado
Sacramento River Trail, California
Row River Trail, Oregon