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Old 10-22-05, 01:06 PM   #1
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chicago: Looking For A 'SCHOOL YARD' type bike rack

Hey Chicago peeps, I'm looking for one of those older, larger school yard type bike racks.

You know, the old metal ones that you really don't see anymore since Da Mayre replaced 'em.

If you know where I can score one let me know!

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Old 10-22-05, 01:09 PM   #2
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you know anyone w/ access to oxyacetalyene? it might be easier to just build one.
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I'm looking for a early morning heist...

I know they're laying around town somwhere.
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If mayor Ditka replaced them then he musta put them somewhere. Call the city and see where dey hauled 'em off to.
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oooh! theft! let me know, i'll help you out. I remember seeing one that wasn't attached to anything- I'll try to remember where that was...
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oooh! theft! let me know, i'll help you out. I remember seeing one that wasn't attached to anything- I'll try to remember where that was...
I know I've seen a few recently but I can't place them.

They're just sitting out in the cold, rusting away!

I'd love one & give it a home in my basement, next to the gimp!
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looking for a 'khs aero or flite slooping frame'
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oooh! theft! let me know, i'll help you out. I remember seeing one that wasn't attached to anything- I'll try to remember where that was...
I know I've seen a few recently but I can't place them.

They're just sitting out in the cold, rusting away!

I'd love one & give it a home in my basement, next to the gimp!
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I second asking the city where they put them and if you can get one for free. No harm, no foul right? Or you could just "find" one laying around somewhere...
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my roommate and i built a totally ghetto-fabulous bike rack some time ago out of wood. it is definitely functional enough for our purposes.

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I've been meaning to make one out of 3/4 inch pipe, just like my workstand.
Would be easy enough.
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my roommate and i built a totally ghetto-fabulous bike rack some time ago out of wood. it is definitely functional enough for our purposes.

Nice!

I bet I can use one of those crappy futon frames that people are always throwing out!
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Nice!

I bet I can use one of those crappy futon frames that people are always throwing out!
That would probably work great.
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Used pallets left on loading docks..........
I once saw a book on how to make all the furniture for a house using pallets.
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We've got one down at our housing co-op, but people use it all the time.
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We've got one down at our housing co-op, but people use it all the time.
So what's your address?
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http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/bikerack/makerack.htm

it's for making a truck bed rack out of pvc pipe to hold three bikes ~$20. i am sure you could mod that to your needs.
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my roommate and i built a totally ghetto-fabulous bike rack some time ago out of wood. it is definitely functional enough for our purposes.

you or your roomate has a fixie VERY similar to mine. The blue schwinn looks almost the same except for the seat
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it's for making a truck bed rack out of pvc pipe to hold three bikes ~$20. i am sure you could mod that to your needs.
Woah!

I never thought about that!

And it'd be super light.

PVC Glue, eh??
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Woah!

I never thought about that!

And it'd be super light.

PVC Glue, eh??
I would think it would hold fine without glue but the glue would only make it stronger. If you don't glue certain parts it would be modular and allow you to extend in the future.
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I would think it would hold fine without glue but the glue would only make it stronger. If you don't glue certain parts it would be modular and allow you to extend in the future.
you can NEVER have too much bike parking.


Our basement probably has 35-40 bikes/frames in it, and I'm sure there will be more in the future after we finsih renovating and have **** organized.
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you know anyone w/ access to oxyacetalyene? it might be easier to just build one.
Our MIG would do it just as well. The problem is finding enough metal. Maybe.... Oh ***** I should totally just go over to Working Bikes and take their dead frame pile off their hands and make it into racks.

Right after I do all the other shti I need to finish. Dammit.
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ok so what happened to the treechunk yesterday (or-lack-there-of)?
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ok so what happened to the treechunk yesterday (or-lack-there-of)?
I was LATE. I did show. Stupid renovations.
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Our basement probably has 35-40 bikes/frames in it, and I'm sure there will be more in the future after we finsih renovating and have **** organized.

40 bike frames? Holy ****...how on Earth have you amassed so many bikes?
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