Race pits bike rack

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  1. denjen

    denjen Certified Lift Whore

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    I have dial up at work so cant do a picture search.

    Does any ony have a picture of the rack used in the pit area where a lot of bikes can be hung by thier saddle side by side? Want to make one for next year. Need some ideas.

    Thanks
    Dennis
     
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  2. BadDNA

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    Two "A" frames with a pipe between them. Think of an overgrown saw horse and you'll be on the right track.
     
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  3. denjen

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    I know what they look like. I just want to see some pics of what different people have used for the end pieces. It needs to be modular also, easy to put up and down and store.
     
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    Ultimate Bicycle Support makes one.
     
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    Here you go Dennis a strong well made, but still light pro stand.


     
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    The ones I see are made with old bike stems,galvanized tubing (conduit) and a chain to keep the a-frame legs from spreading.

    I think I saw this in the Germantown Cycles pits, maybe pm KD1569 he might be able to explain it better.

    I bet thats the one you're looking for.
     
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    I used to be into mud trucks. There was a saying, "If you cant figure out how to speed your wipers up, maybe mud racing isnt for you."
     
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  8. denjen

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    WTF!!?? are you talking about
     
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    http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/ Making Truck bed bikerack, third from the bottom in featured articles. Sorry I had to fix the link. It is right now.

    $20 bucks and transportable in the bed of my Tacoma. The only thing I changed was the shortest pieces for the tire width. The 1 3/4 pieces are not quite wide enough for large 2.8 Mich or 3.0 Intense tires. I have not glued mine yet and it is holding together. My guess is after a while, it will need to be glued. It is also expandable to 4 or 5 or however many you want. Just add another section.
     
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    We use these for the team and demos. We replace the stock pipe with a longer section of pipe for some events if needed.



    It's the Minoura Level-170H. A shop is ebay'ing them here

    You can also make one quick by taking a piece of pipe and putting it between two bike repair stands.

    -ska todd
     
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    Thanks for the ebay link Todd!

    I was just about to waste nearly that much 4130 stock and powdercoat!
     
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    Saw a team this fall season using 48" long sections of galvinized steel piping with a couple of elbow joints and what not. Might be a little heavy, but easy to break down as everything is threaded. Seems like it'd be a lot cheaper than the ebay site listed above. (The shipping is expensive!)

    FWIW, I built one of the home made PVC racks linked to above for the garage. It works ok, but I've got too many bikes now so I'll be fabricating a rack like the Minoura out of the steel piping.
     
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    you missed the point completely