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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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    That's great! Love it!

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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


    Quote Originally Posted by Rob13 View Post
    Thanks, I had to do something. Since my wife was on my tail about the bike clutter in the Garage.

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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?
    http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...6at14619PM.jpg
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    dOOOOOODDDDDdddd that is sweeeettt!!!! lol good job! good idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaDogg View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob13 View Post
    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...
    http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...6at14619PM.jpg
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    intellect? we don't need so stinking intellect. this is the 41.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaDogg View Post
    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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    Very nice job on the bike rack.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob13 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by SCROOGE McDUCK View Post
    are you using the large or medium Husky HangAlls?
    The rack looks fantastic by the way

    (Husky HangAlls at Home Depot)
    Using the medium, 200lbs max load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talldog View Post
    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.

    Last edited by Rob13; 08-07-11 at 10:30 PM. Reason: picture

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

    Cheers, cajp

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    Wow, nice rack but the trek collection is sexy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cajp View Post
    Dear Rob13,
    Love your rack. Where did you buy those brackets with pole holding arms from?

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

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