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Old 06-30-08, 07:30 AM
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Footpegs on a rack?

I'm looking to add some of these to a rear rack.

Has anyone done this? If so did you manufacture them yourself or where did you purchase them?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-30-08, 09:52 AM
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If you've got enough heel clearance, and have, or can go to a bolt-on rear hub, then the easiest would be to just use bmx pegs.
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I don't know of a rear rack that is rated to carry the weight of a person. I would not trust even a Tubus rack with much more than fifty pounds.
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I don't know of a rear rack that is rated to carry the weight of a person. I would not trust even a Tubus rack with much more than fifty pounds.
The ones on the Azor Omas can carry someone at least 180-190 lbs - or at least I think that's how much my brother weighs. My sister-in-law has picked him up from the train before and he rides on the rear rack. I have no idea what kind of racks they are, however, as they come standard on the bike.
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@Maxwell - bolt on rear hub is not feasible.

@AllenG - My rack is rated for 72 Kilos.

FWIW - I am using my rack to pick my son up from school/summer camp. He weighs ~45 pounds. Max distance we ride is <2 miles. Speed is < 10 mph. I just want something stationary to give him a break and to avoid the accidental shoe into the spokes.
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I'm looking to add some of these to a rear rack.

Has anyone done this? If so did you manufacture them yourself or where did you purchase them?

Thanks in advance.
If you must have foot pegs then get the kind used on trick bikes that fit on the rear axle.

http://www.staff-bmx.com/store/pegst1.html

http://www.choppersus.com/store/prod...lloy---Pr.-BK/
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Old 06-30-08, 12:29 PM
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I can't use bolt on footpegs because I'm running an 3 speed hub that has the indicator spindle coming out of the axle.
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Im having the same problem. I'm looking for pegs for my soon to be delivered Kona Ute. I've seen someone somewhere with motorcycle foot pegs. They bolt around the chainstay (apparently). Trouble is, the one's I've seen are pretty expensive - 30 or so, so I'm trying to think of something else that will work. I'm sure there's something out there- it's just finding it. I'll let you know if something comes up.
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Originally Posted by donnamb View Post
The ones on the Azor Omas can carry someone at least 180-190 lbs - or at least I think that's how much my brother weighs. My sister-in-law has picked him up from the train before and he rides on the rear rack. I have no idea what kind of racks they are, however, as they come standard on the bike.
Yeah, my understanding is that the ranks on those Dutch bikes are extremely overbuilt and people ride on them all the time in Europe.

My co-author at AustinBikeBlog has an Azor Secret Service arriving today, so I'll try to jump the back and give a first hand knowledge in this respect.
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Be aware that it may be illegal to transport a person on the back of your bike. Here in Knoxville, TN it is specifically mentioned in the statutes that relate to bicycle law. I don't know if anyone has ever been cited for breaking this law but it is on the books.
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Be aware that it may be illegal to transport a person on the back of your bike. Here in Knoxville, TN it is specifically mentioned in the statutes that relate to bicycle law. I don't know if anyone has ever been cited for breaking this law but it is on the books.
Same here. The law forbids using a bicycle for more people than it is designed to carry.

Your son being 45 lbs., isn't he still small enough for a child seat?
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Hmm if you seen my Homebuilt Xtra theres 2 racks and a skateboard, that bike carries anything I can possibly put on it
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Just a quick update on the racks on Dutch bikes. The Azor Secret Service arrived yesterday, and I took a ride on the rack. Other than being uncomfortable and popping a wheelie with the extra weight on the back, the rank seem to hold up just fine.
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I remember reading somewhere in this forums that the weak point is often the bolts holding the rack, not the rack its self. I`we seen some racks has got two "legs" on each side, but attached it the same bolt. I am planning to sparate them so I use two bolts on each side to make it stronger.

Remember you can buy different quality bolts in the special stores, that can help.

Remember also if you`we got rack + fenders mounted on the same bolt to always put the rack on first, closest to the bikeframe.

sometimes I find old bikes with really strong wide racks that was built to carry a girlfriend or more. I like those.
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Here's a way I've figured out for adding foot rests to a bike. If you've got an alu frame with nice big chain stays, I've found you can fit a MTB style stem to them so long as the stem has a removable bit where the handlebars clamp in. Once attatch it to the chain stay as if the stay were your handlebar, so the stem sticks out and your kid's foot can rest on it. Of course, you'll haved to make sure they tuck their trouser legs into socks and keep their feet on them and awat from the chain. You could saw off the hole at the other end where the stem usually goes, or leave it on to act as a natural stop.
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FWIW: I found some minibike footpegs at Northern Tool for $10. I've been using them for a couple months and they have worked well. I had to hacksaw the bolt and I don't let my son put his full weight on them because I don't have them really tightened down for fear of denting my tubes. I added a bike rack seat pad my friend at the LBS sold me for $10 and all is well.

Not worried about it being against the law. I've passed several policemen and all have just waved.



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Same here. The law forbids using a bicycle for more people than it is designed to carry.
If you mod the bike, isn't it now "designed" to carry whatever you've built it to carry?

No law against riding bikes you've built yourself. Put a sticker on it that says "Bicycle built for two!"
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If you mod the bike, isn't it now "designed" to carry whatever you've built it to carry?

No law against riding bikes you've built yourself. Put a sticker on it that says "Bicycle built for two!"
If cited, you might argue in court that the modifications have rendered the bicycle "designed" to carry a passenger.
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If cited, you might argue in court that the modifications have rendered the bicycle "designed" to carry a passenger.
I`d say "no". Design here does not mean cushins and footpegs, but strenght of frame, rack, wheels and brakingpower (havy bike needs mor stoppingpower). I think we can do what we do until thereis an accident where they look into if there was a problem with the bike.. Until then we "survive" becouse we know more about bikes than the cops do, and also becouse they do not have the time to deal with is as long as no crashes
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This is from Texas law: Sec. 551.102. General Operation.

"(b) A person may not use a bicycle to carry more persons than the bicycle is designed or equipped to carry."

I'd go with the equipped part if you live in Texas. My Xtracycle enhanced mtb is now equipped to carry passengers. There are so many motorcycles out there that can go solo or passenger-able just by changing out seats. If you follow motorcycle standard, all you need is a long enough banana seat. ;-)
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You'll want to also evaluate the structure of the bike to determine it's suitability for two people, and make reinforcements where necessary. Maybe none will be necessary, but then you will have made "any necessary reinforcements," right?

When in doubt, assume you're a free human being, and that it's legal to live your life as you see fit. or not, if you prefer.
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I take my almost 4 year old son riding around the neighborhood every day.
When he gets tired I strap his 12" bike (not pictured) to the Jandd extreme front rack and
he rides home on the Jandd expedition. only problem so far is with me the engine.
I'm getting him a Burley Kazoo for his birthday so he can start helpin' his old dad out.
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www.cetmaracks.com
Those racks look promising. I may buy on of their front and rear racks, or make the front one myself.

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