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Old 08-04-11, 06:35 PM   #1
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DIY Bike Rack for $90

I was in the market for a bike rack and was doing some research. So I came across the Velo-Grip Bike rack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTS6IoDDHI0 and I was impressed, until I saw the price $269 for a 3 bike system and $239 for a 2 bike system. so I built one myself for $90 about an hour to install.





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Old 08-04-11, 07:28 PM   #2
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That's great! Love it!
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Old 08-04-11, 07:40 PM   #3
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Thanks, I had to do something. Since my wife was on my tail about the bike clutter in the Garage.
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I think the real reason is that you have 4 bikes and she only has one. Proof in the photo


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Old 08-05-11, 05:54 AM   #5
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That is an incredible job and looks perfect. Good on ya!
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WHOA. Nice Trek . What kind of hubs are those on the blue trek with red tires?
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dOOOOOODDDDDdddd that is sweeeettt!!!! lol good job! good idea!
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Old 08-05-11, 01:37 PM   #8
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WHOA. Nice Trek . What kind of hubs are those on the blue trek with red tires?
Those are Roval Fus'ee Stars
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=57188

I put the Bontrager Race Lites that came on my Madone on the 7.5 FX. I got a good deal on them so I decided to pick em up.
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I saw someone with those on his bike on the MUP today. I felt like asking him what kind of hubs those were, but he was going pretty fast...
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WHOA. Nice Trek . What kind of hubs are those on the blue trek with red tires?
I think they are a complete set. I saw these ones in 2007 at a bike show here. They look great!

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are you using the large or medium Husky HangAlls?
The rack looks fantastic by the way

(Husky HangAlls at Home Depot)
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I put the Bontrager Race Lites that came on my Madone on the 7.5 FX. I got a good deal on them so I decided to pick em up.
So they have the same hub/dropout spacing ?? What year is your FX ?
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are you using the large or medium Husky HangAlls?
The rack looks fantastic by the way

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Using the medium, 200lbs max load.
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So they have the same hub/dropout spacing ?? What year is your FX ?
Its a 09'' Its riding better then ever. I recently put eggbeaters on it.


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Dear Rob13,
Love your rack. Where did you buy those brackets with pole holding arms from?

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Wow, nice rack but the trek collection is sexy!
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Old 06-04-12, 10:15 PM   #18
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Love your rack. Where did you buy those brackets with pole holding arms from?

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Home Depot, I believe it was $10-12.00 each
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Size

Is that a 6 or 8 ft pole you are using?

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Simple yet effective.. Great job!
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I was in the market for a bike rack and was doing some research. So I came across the Velo-Grip Bike rack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTS6IoDDHI0 and I was impressed, until I saw the price $269 for a 3 bike system and $239 for a 2 bike system. so I built one myself for $90 about an hour to install.
NICE! I really dig it! The only improvement I would suggest is to somehow use a padded hook rather than the velcro Husky straps. Looks like it might be a hassle to hang/unhang a bike. But that's a very nice rack!

No problem with the bar holding the weight of five bikes?
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