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PVC Bike Rack


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What inspired me to do this small & simple project was that the frame designs of mountain bikes these days makes the regular hitch bike racks hard to carry or position these bikes without scratching or damaging the frame & components. Solutions to this problem was to purchase specific rack systems which were quite expensive. Since I had a hitch carrier that holds boxes, coolers, or luggage's, I thought if there was a way to mount 1-2 bikes upright without rubbing or touching each other.

So I thought it would be a fun little project for me & my son since I started him on the sport. So we started on the drawing board for a bike rack using PVC pipes where it will hold the tires with enough clearance to not damage the rims, hubs, derailleurs, & handlebars. The challenging part was getting the right measurements & angles for a perfect fit but yet works for different bike sizes.

What's surprising is that we got several complements out at the trailheads. We painted it black & added stickers to make it rad. Lesson learned during the project is to always measure twice & cut once.

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PVC Bike Rack

by iBam
Feb 03, 2017

What inspired me to do this small & simple project was that the frame designs of mountain bikes these days makes the regular hitch bike racks hard to carry or position these bikes without scratching or damaging the frame & components. Solutions to this problem was to purchase specific rack systems which were quite expensive. Since I had a hitch carrier that holds boxes, coolers, or luggage's, I thought if there was a way to mount 1-2 bikes upright without rubbing or touching each other. So I thought it would be a fun little project for me & my son since I started him on the sport. So we started on the drawing board for a bike rack using PVC pipes where it will hold the tires with enough clearance to not damage the rims, hubs, derailleurs, & handlebars. The challenging part was getting the right measurements & angles for a perfect fit but yet works for different bike sizes. What's surprising is that we got several complements out at the trailheads. We painted it black & added stickers to make it rad. Lesson learned during the project is to always measure twice & cut once.