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Old 08-04-11, 06:35 PM
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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 https://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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Old 08-04-11, 07:40 PM
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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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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?
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dOOOOOODDDDDdddd that is sweeeettt!!!! lol good job! good idea!
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Old 08-05-11, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by AlphaDogg
WHOA. Nice Trek . What kind of hubs are those on the blue trek with red tires?
Those are Roval Fus'ee Stars
https://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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Originally Posted by Rob13
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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Originally Posted by SCROOGE McDUCK
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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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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Originally Posted by cajp
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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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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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Originally Posted by Rob13
I was in the market for a bike rack and was doing some research. So I came across the Velo-Grip Bike rack https://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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