Monthly bike racks archive for January, 2008

One of my bikes

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

This is my road bike. I took this while waiting on a friend to go on a ride. Its nothing special really but does the job. I have two bottle holders, pedals, two lights, a cycle computer and grip tape. Everything else on the bike came with it. Its ...

Bike Rack GMC Suburban

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

This is a picture I took of a GMC Suburban with a hitch mount bike rack. You can hardly see it in the picture but it is just your basic Yakima Hitch Mount bike rack. I was on my way to an office when I took this picture and ...

Raleigh Bike Racks

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

I was in Raleigh about a week or so ago and had a great time. I went on a short 15 mile bike ride with a friend down some trail. Was really fun. What I noticed while riding was that there seemed to be more people on bikes. Not sure ...

Cold Weather Bike Clothing

Monday, January 28th, 2008

So, if anyone has actually been keeping up with this blog they will know that I am trying to at least double the amount of miles I rode last year. This means that I'm going to have to ride in more extreme temperatures. Hot or freezing I have to ride. ...

Toyota Sequoia Hitch Mount Bike Rack

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

This is an older picture I took of a hitch mount bike rack on a Toyota Sequoia. It was had just rained this day but it was a great day for biking since the weather was a little warmer from the heat kept in by the clouds. This particular ...

Bike Rack Maintenance

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Yesterday I wrote an article about bike rack maintenance. I forgot to write, whenever you attach your bike to your car rack if you ride in the snow or drive in the the snow or in extreme cold weather make sure that you wipe your rack down. Especially if slag ...

Caring for your bike rack

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

Winter bike riding can be very fun. Mountain or road. The thing that people forget to do is take care of their bike racks. Along with proper bike maintenance bike racks also need to be taken care of. A good cleaning to get the mud off of them never did ...

Fork Mount Bike Mount

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Click the image to the left to purchase this item, this is the best price that I've found anywhere. Even cheaper than Dicks sporting goods. These things are great, you can mount them anywhere and then mount your bike to that. I've been thinking about buying a couple so that I ...

Honda Prelude Trunk Mount Bike Rack

Friday, January 18th, 2008

I believe this is a 96 or older Honda Prelude that has a trunk mount bike rack. Yakima is the brand of this one I believe. Its one of the cheaper ones, since it actually sits on the paint. Saris are slightly better than these and they fold up ...

Jeep Tire Bike Rack

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

This is a picture of a Jeep Tire Bike Rack. I'm not sure what type of Jeep it is. I know its not a Liberty or any of the newer Jeeps so its probably a Wrangler. This is the first picture of a bike rack that I have that ...

Ford Windstar Bike Rack

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Here we have a picture of a bike rack on a Ford Windstar. It is the Yakima four bike Swing bike rack. It swings out to let you open the hatch, perfect for the type of vehicle its on. The roof line of mini vans is high, so the best ...

How to choose a type of bike

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Buying a bike will depend on what sort of bike rack you plan on buying or building. It will determine how strong you need to make your rack and if you should weld or bolt together your rack. Your bike also will determine the type of metal you should make ...

Bike Rack Safety – Part 2

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Well, charmeck.org has some interesting information on the Charlotte Area Transit System. Basically, you are responsible for loading and unloading your bike which is understandable. If your bike gets damaged while loading, its basically your fault. Now, they are not responsible for theft, or damage that gets done to your ...

Bike Rack Safety

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

According to http://kentsbike.blogspot.com/2008/01/triple-bike-racks-being-temporarily.html There have been problems with some bikes falling off the triple bike racks on the bus fleet and Metro is taking this very seriously. Here's the text of the notice: Starting Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, bike racks will not be available on some Metro Transit routes and trips. Some bike ...

Great Weekend For Riding

Monday, January 7th, 2008

It was a great week for biking this weekend. I saw so many people out on their bikes it was amazing. Well, we better eat it up while it lasts because on Wednesday the temperature is suppose to drop again. I got a decent ride in today and got to ...

Got on the bike today

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

I got to ride a bit today. Just the usual loop that I do, its not that far but at least I got out. I got some new clothing to wear, some gloves and trousers which was nice. Good news is that I didn't fall off this time. Bad news ...

Suzuki SX4 Bike Rack

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

A car I noticed the other day that I thought was pretty sharp looking and must get great gas mileage is the Suzuki SX4. Bike Rack choices for this car are quite easy. You can get a trunk mount, hitch mount or a roof mount. I'm not sure about internal ...

Homemade or home made?

Friday, January 4th, 2008

According to the ct.gov here is the definition of home made: The use of the terms "homemade" or "home made," or other similar terms, is limited to those products actually manufactured in the home and under conditions which normally prevail in the home. This is related to food, but is ...

GPS para bike

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Haga clic para traducir del español. Cliquez pour traduire en français Consumer GPS device prices have dramatically dropped within the past few years. With this trend a new market for GPS devices has emerged. Enter the Garmin GPS range for fitness. Well, when I say fitness there is only really two ...

Dirt Bike Rack

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

This is a dirt bike rack that I managed to snag a picture of on Christmas while driving down the interstate. I snapped it a bit late so I didn't get how the bikes were mounted (That and the camera is bad). The truck is a Ford F150 which has ...