PVC Bike Rack

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  1. #1 Posted Mar 14, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    A few of you guys have asked if I had plans for building my bike rack I use in my truck and bike trailer.
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    Well here is the parts list.
    Do not use glue!.
    This way the length can be adjusted by adding or removing sections.

    1.25" (OD) pvc pipe.

    This plans for a 13 slot rack.
    That's 13 "T's" x 3 + 2 = 41.. 1.25" (i.d.) T's
    6 elbows
    13 lengths of pvc in 8", 13" and 9".
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    Also 39 pcs of 1.5" to join each T.
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    Remember no glue!


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  2. #2 Posted Mar 14, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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  3. #3 Posted Mar 14, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Great info....now all I need is a p/u truck or trailer!
     
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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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  5. #5 Posted Mar 15, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    No need. If you need an outside or inside the shop bike rack, it's stability is there.

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  6. #6 Posted Mar 15, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    You bet.....definitely need indoor racking systems......may be building soon. I built a surfboard carrier out of pvc piping for one of my bikes.
     
  7. #7 Posted Mar 16, 2017

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    I see the concept and I'll want to build it taller and with wider slots but in my neighborhood metal piping and fittings would be required. Thanks, JD for your inspiration!
     
  8. #8 Posted Mar 17, 2017

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    Great concept,and simple to build .I am going to give this a try,thanks for sharing JD.

    I hope I can refrain from using glue.
     
  9. #9 Posted Mar 18, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I believe your math may be a little off. I count 50 "T's" in that design.

    12 - bottom front
    12 - bottom rear
    12 - top
    14 - center
    50

    One will also need 14 lengths of the various straight pipes...one more than the number of slots.
     
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  10. #10 Posted Mar 18, 2017

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    Thx...good thing I posted a picture of the completed rack.

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  11. #11 Posted Jun 17, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Brilliant...