Monthly bike racks archive for December, 2007

Happy New Years

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Its almost the new year and I'd like to post to say happy new years to everyone. This may be a bit cliche but I have some resolutions / goals for the new year. My first is to double the amount of miles I've rode on my bike. This number of miles ...

Pop up camper bike rack

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

I stand corrected on my post about camper bike racks. Apparently there is a difference between a camper and the pop up type of camper that I was thinking of. I made the plans for a pop up camper, not a conventional. Take a read of that post if you ...

Bike Rack Instructions

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

I get these fortunes every time I log in, I thought this one was funny: "First Law of Bicycling: No matter which way you ride, it's uphill and against the wind." Which reminds me of the other day. It was so windy, I was barely moving forward and stuff was flying at me. ...

Pallet Bike Rack

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Whats a really cheap way to make a bike rack? The answer is easy make a pallet rack! A Pallet rack is basically a rack that is made from an old pallet. You know the type that forklifts use to move stuff around. Well the idea and design is simple. Steps 1: Find a ...

Large Family Bike Transportation

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Bike transportation for one or two people can be a pain. Now imaging trying to transport bikes around for a large family. I was watching a TV show where a family had a lot of kids. Now I imagine at some time it would be nice if they could borrow ...

How to build a bike rack

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Firstly you have to decide what type of bike rack it is you want to build. Once you've decided on that browse for bike rack plans for the type you want to build. The next step is to get the tools and materials needed. When buying material always buy more than ...

Interesting Youtube Videos

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

I have to say I discovered a new biking niche that I have not noticed before. I've known about the bike races but didn't know people actually had jobs riding their bikes like nut cases. Use the search bar to the right and search for NYC Bike messenger. About the ...

Mercury Bike Rack

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

This Is some sort of mercury with a bike rack. Ford Crown Victoria I believe is the competing model of this one. Since the owner of this car had a convertible a roof mount might not have been a good idea. I actually know the owner of this car and ...

Ford Focus Hatch Trunk Mount Bike Rack

Monday, December 17th, 2007

I took this picture whilst going down the road. Its a nice looking yellow ford focus hatch back with a trunk mount bike rack on it. I believe that this particular model of the focus is a ZX3. I'm not sure of the year it was made but I think ...

Pictures of bike racks on cars!

Monday, December 17th, 2007

I've got some pictures of bike racks on cars that will be posted over the next couple of days and from then on as I take them. I like to see cars that have different types of bike racks mounted on them just to see what they look like. Its ...

Bike Rack Thule Revolver

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Other than beer, glass wear, or a fictional planet in start wars Thule is a great company that makes all kinds of great products such as bike racks. Thule also makes trailers, snow chains, towing systems, and all sorts of organizing products. I think they are one of the best ...

Good Biking Weather

Friday, December 14th, 2007

The weather for this time of year where I am located is outstanding. Its not too hot and not too cold, perfect for riding my bike. I am lucky because I live pretty close to a 8 mile stretch paved green way. I can ride to the green way but ...

Automobile bike rack

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Automobile bike racks are defined as any rack that mounts on an automobile. An automobile being a vehicle as in car, sedan, hatchback, coupe, wagon, crossover, SUV or truck. The most popular types of automobile bike racks are trunk mount, roof mount, hitch mount, spare tire mount and internal mount. Internal ...

How to hang your bicycle with bike hooks

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Bike hooks are a great way to hang your bikes inexpensively and quickly. You can buy the hooks known as bicycle, bike or ladder hooks from many hardware stores or even Walmart. The best place to get a deal on bike hooks is from e-Bay. If you don't have an ...

Camper Bike Rack

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Pop up campers are awesome. They are cool to hitch up and go out camping. Whats fun while camping is any type of biking. When you have your camper hooked up to your car truck or SUV there is not much room if any for bikes once you've got all ...

Trunk Mount Bike Racks – Bike Racks For Cars

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Trunk mounts, or boot mounts for our European counterparts are a great way to add a bike carrier to your car. They come in different shapes and sizes for different types of cars. Some are better than others. They are really good ways to transport your bike. They can detach, ...

Finding the best deals on bike racks

Monday, December 10th, 2007

If you don't want to make your own bike rack or hoist then you might want to consider buying one. For the same price of parts you can actually buy them online if you know where to look. I've noticed that some of the best deals on bike racks are actually ...

New Page Added – Types of Bike Racks

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

I've added a new page. It was going to be a post but then I got to thinking that it might be a good one to be static. The page is: Different Types of Bike Racks, Mounts, Hoists & Carriers. The title is pretty much self explanatory, it will be ...

More of a Bike Hoist. How to make your own from my plans. Part 2

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

All right, I've made some more drawing plans for the bike rack/hoist to illustrate how I made my own bike hoist. Its pretty easy, four steps. You'll have to excuse the plans drawings. I did them in paint since I'm not an artist may seem a bit childish. The only tool ...

More of a Bike Hoist. How to make your own from my plans. Part 1

Friday, December 7th, 2007

This is part one of a two part article on home brew bike hoists. The post I made yesterday was actually a drawing I had made a while back. Its a good method for suspending a bike in the air but it isn't really a bike rack. Hoists are popular among ...

Homemade Bike Racks – How To Make Your Own Bike Rack

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

I have plans that I have written down on how to build a bike rack. The bike rack is a very simple pulley system that is used in conjunction with a rope. You hook the bike onto the rope with other pieces of rope and the 150lb carabina, then simply ...

bikeracked.com – launch

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Biking is one of my hobbies. Any type of biking will do the tick whether it be road, mountain or city riding it all does the trick. So whats this site about then? The domain is multi purpose, is it Bike Rack Ed, as in Education? Bike Rack Ed as in ...