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I know times are tough, but this is ridiculous. (Photo).

Old 02-27-11, 06:06 PM
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I know times are tough, but this is ridiculous. (Photo).



Ladies and gentlemen, a homemade bike rack.
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Old 02-27-11, 06:11 PM
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I don't think that is homemade.
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Old 02-27-11, 06:14 PM
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Actually I don't think that is homemade either. I've seen a lot of racks with the same design.
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Old 02-27-11, 06:17 PM
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I had a homemade bike rack way back when...

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Old 02-27-11, 06:23 PM
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That's not homemade. It's cheap, but it's not homemade.
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Old 02-27-11, 06:24 PM
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I saw a car with a flashlight bungeed on the back, pointing at the license plate. I guess that was easier than fixing the bulb.
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Old 02-27-11, 06:24 PM
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Maybe you posted the wrong picture. That's not home made.
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Old 02-27-11, 06:28 PM
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No kidding? It looks like somebody made it in shop class. Oh well.
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Old 02-27-11, 06:34 PM
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Unlike some more 'polished' bike racks that rack, with adjustable mounts, will hold the wheels level.
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Old 02-27-11, 06:42 PM
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Is that a Chevy Celebrity? I still see them on the road here in WI occasionally but they're always rusting out.
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I actually had one of those back in the 90's. To carry my cheap $120 Walmart mountain bike. Seemed appropriate.
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Psh I'd use it. If it works it works.
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Old 02-27-11, 06:51 PM
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Yep, that's a Chevy Celebrity with CB antenna no less.
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Its all period-correct. I wonder what bike gets carried on it.
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Not homemade. I saw the exact same design in a thrift store the other day going for about 5 bucks.
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yesterday at work i had a guy come in to the shop and look at racks and told me he was making his own because the yakima bike rack he had bought was messed up. he was planing to make a hitch rack and honestly i think it wouldnt be a bad idea if you know what you are doing. i have a welding degree and know i could make one easily.
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I made my own receiver hitch for my 2008 Toyota Yaris for a hitch mount rack. It's just a bike. It's not like I'm pulling a bulldozer with it.
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I used to have one exactly like that. Eventually I converted it to a work stand. It's pretty cheap but it got my mtn bike around for over a year with no damage.
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Originally Posted by milchad View Post
Yep, that's a Chevy Celebrity with CB antenna no less.
They should recall these things. You hit one bump and the rear window explodes.

As for the rack, I had one on my 280ZX, but not as nice; I used it to haul around my not-Wal Mart, but still off-brand mountain bike (which, 19 years later, is now my single speed). The rack is long gone as is the Z...I miss that car..

...what were we talking about?.....
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Originally Posted by Bluechip View Post
I had a homemade bike rack way back when...

If that's a Ninja 250, I want details. Uhh, please?
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Damn... I was hoping for some 2x4 pics.
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Let's pretend its homemade. If it does its job, why is it ridiculous?
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Old 02-28-11, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by M_FactorX19 View Post
i have a welding degree and know i could make one easily.
I should hope so - I'd expect a lot from someone with a degree in welding.
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Old 02-28-11, 05:11 AM
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I should hope so - I'd expect a lot from someone with a degree in welding.
Undoubtedly from an Ivy League university.
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I don't get this thread. If it were titled "elitism," I'd get it I think.
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