Very Cheap Bike Rack !

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  1. Jaws

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    So last year I bought one of those racks often used for trials or M-X bikes..
    Basically just two loops of metal the wheels sit in.. Said loops are on arms that slot in to a bar that is bolted to the tow bar.
    This type of thing
    rack1.jpg


    Worked well for the C90 but a little difficult to lift the 125 up and drop the wheels in when on my own
    I bought a pressed steel ramp from Jolly Roger, and made up a couple of new slot in arms on which I bolted the ramp. I welded a couple of support arms to box section to spread the load across the ramp
    Total build time, about an hour, total costs:
    Original bike carrier ( new ) £82 .. They are often on eBay for as little as £20 though !
    Steel ramp £20
    2 metres of 40mm square x 2.5mm wall box section £8
    half a dozen welding rods .. No idea.
    Support arms.. Bits of 25mm steel tube I found somewhere years ago
    Total £110
    I will post up some pics when I next load up :)
     
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    As promised, a few visuals :)

    I did not push the mounts all the ay in to take the pictures as there is a large stone post in the way and I would have had to move the van forward ( and did not have the keys on me ) , but in fact it shows better how it attaches and is quickly removed leaving just a fixing bar

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