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Old 07-01-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
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Bike Rack !!.

My wife is what I would call a Long Distance Bicycle Rider ( 100-200 miles a day ) and she wanted to combine her riding with our sidecar travels.So I built a bike rack for the rig that was (1) Removable (2) Lockable.It seems to work good but the real test will come in August when we take a 10 day ride around BC after her 200 mile ride from Seattle to Vancover BC.






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Old 07-01-2012, 02:34 PM   #2
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Nice work. Bet it works great!
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:06 PM   #3
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:22 PM   #4
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I just told my wife that if we break down SHE is riding for help !!!.


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Old 07-02-2012, 02:39 PM   #5
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That looks awesome!!

It's gonna take you an hour to talk to everyone every time you get gas!
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:48 PM   #6
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:06 PM   #7
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Looks sweet! Watch that exhaust, though. Looks kinda close to the tire
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:04 AM   #8
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Wow! looks very neat and easy.

LoJack's got a point about the exhaust though. Might not be close enough to melt anything, but the heat could do some damage to the tyre and the paint. Making a light weight shroud to cover the most vulnerable parts of the cycle. Or better still. Something to simply deflect the exhaust gasses, would garuntee your standing in the good books way of things

An observation of my own though, if I may. Does the cycle sway around a bit, when travelling?

I'm thinking about suggesting you put a triangulation support from the upright accross to the hacks rear light mounting to firm things up a bit. However another train of thought might suggest this to make the whole thing too ridgid. Potentially causing the cycle to be shaken about too much on the rack. However this might be favourable over the cycle mount breaking off on the highway????????


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Old 07-03-2012, 05:08 AM   #9
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Wow! looks very neat and easy.

LoJack's got a point about the exhaust though. Might not be close enough to melt anything, but the heat could do some damage to the tyre and the paint. Making a light weight shroud to cover the most vulnerable parts of the cycle. Or better still. Something to simply deflect the exhaust gasses, would garuntee your standing in the good books way of things

An observation of my own though, if I may. Does the cycle sway around a bit, when travelling?

I'm thinking about suggesting you put a triangulation support from the upright accross to the hacks rear light mounting to firm things up a bit. However another train of thought might suggest this to make the whole thing too ridgid. Potentially causing the cycle to be shaken about too much on the rack. ????????


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Maybe some turn downs out of the mufflers.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:05 AM   #10
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The muffs are about a foot away and under the boxes so I think the exhaust go's down while riding.The rack was a little wobblie at first but I just put little dots of weld in different places/ground them down a bit and repeted till it was tighter!!.The bike only weights about 13lbs, carbon fiber/alum so I'm hoping that by leaving alittle movement in the reciever that most of the vibes are reduced.This weekend I will put the bike on and go for a long ride and see what happens.


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Old 07-03-2012, 08:41 AM   #11
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How is it in your part of the world regarding concealing the number plate ?

Here in the UK it's illegal, although as the only street policing is automated sped cameras, this rule hardly bothers offenders.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:06 AM   #12
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You can see 99% of the plate from directly behind,I'm not about the law.Most sportbike guys around here tuck the plates up under the seat infront of the rear wheel !!.


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Old 07-03-2012, 02:52 PM   #13
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I'm not sure I would want any CF bike of mine carried this way with all the weight hanging on the top tube. I would build one that supports the wheels and is steadied by the tt.

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Old 07-03-2012, 04:54 PM   #14
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Alum main frame with carbon rear stays and forks.This is the way it's been hauled since new( About 2 years )


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Old 07-03-2012, 05:08 PM   #15
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Hey Alan, that setup looks great! Wish I had your skills. I still like that rack you built for the back of the chair.
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