simplified bicycle carry concept step-by-step walk thru

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by klm4755, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. klm4755

    klm4755 Been here awhile

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    Enclosed is a concept to mount a bicycle on a Vespa GTS 250ie. The intent of the tread is to utilize all the mounts, racks and panniers added as to facilitate a simple attachment of a mountain bike to the scooter.

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    planform view looking down of my Vespa GTS. Added rack and panniers to increase footprint area. need to protect these components from the bikes interface though.

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    note panniers essentially level with seat, rear rack abit low though

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    old sleeping pad .60 inches thick

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    measure bike platform area

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    cut pad to match rack size

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    trim larger pad to top rack pad, cut holes to footman loops on pannier rack

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    make straps with nylon webbing and exposed female type plastic buckles. attach to footman loop on pannier

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    attach straps to center post, 4x straps total to thread thru bike

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    make male male end adjustable strap

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    attach strap to female ends on rack center post

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    bike to mount...folding bike, but not clown style..almost full size

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    fold peddles

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    unhinge at latch

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    ready to mount on padded platform

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    lay on platform

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    rear view

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    thread straps to pannier and rear rack quick attach points, cinch the nylon straps, plenty of operator seat room

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    strap shown attached to pannier footman loop

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    strap to rear rack

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    rear rack female attach point

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    overhead view

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    observations:
    1. a compromise on bike function, not a real mountain bike but close enough
    2. no issues with transport, bike is pretty light
    3. easy on easy off, just 4 independent straps, secures bike well

    Enjoy!
    Keithm
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