DIY Bike Racks

Toyota Tacoma in bed Bike Rack

Friday, October 25th, 2013

I'm currently looking at trucks as an additional vehicle to haul stuff. Although I'm sure mine wont be quite as nice as this Toyota Tacoma v6 SRS the in bed bike rack is quite a nice option to accompany any truck. This owner took two load stabilizers, and attached two ...

Awesome Bike Rack Cargo Tray Design

Friday, October 18th, 2013

I believe I took this picture on the way to the beach some time ago and forgot about it. I've always liked the idea of having a bike rack, with a little cargo area under it and once drew up some pictures but nothing came of it. After finding this ...

DIY Apartment Bike Storage

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

[gallery] This is my long awaited post about the DIY apartment bike storage solution I made while obviously living in my apartment. After moving out of the condo with the DIY Bike Hoist setup and into this apartment I needed space to keep all my bikes. The pictures were taken with ...

Hilton Head Bike Rentals

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Staying on the Hilton Head topic, if you don't load up your bikes when you visit, you can rent cruisers. There are a few places that vary in price depending on length and pickup options. I've rented a few times and had good luck with Hilton Head Outfitters, their bikes ...

DIY Pallet Bike Rack

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Today we have something a little different from the usual bike racks featured on BikeRacked. It is a homemade bookshelf / bike rack combo. To create this type of bike rack is pretty simple. First step is to obtain the pallets. Good sources for these are craigslist, friends and home ...

Homemade Bicycle Hoist Update

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

When I posted about my homemade bicycle hoist I was living in a condominium. Pretty shortly, a couple of months after hanging it the home owners association wrote me a rather nasty letter telling me I was not allowed to hang anything off the roof above, or even store bikes ...

Homemade Bike Trailer

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Although not really a homemade bike rack plan I decided to post this in that category also since this could be made into a custom bike rack. What we have here is I believe is an older Chevrolet Silverado, a trailer, some sort of motor cycle and two road ...

Ford Ranger Custom Bike Rack

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

I saw a Ford Ranger bike rack about a month ago that really caught my eye. It was housed at an extended stay and I hadn't seen it every time I rode or drove past until last night. This post is about a custom Ford Ranger Bike Rack that was ...

Triangle Bike Rack Plans

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Here are the bike rack plans for the standalone homemade triangle bike rack that I wrote about. Its actually quite simple to build if you know how to weld. These can be made for as many or few bikes as you need. Just adjust the length of the poles. ...

Bike Racks For Your Garage

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Garages are perfect places to store your bikes. Naturally instead of putting your bikes up against the wall some type of bike rack is needed for your garage.   I wrote a good page on finding the perfect bike rack for your garage but it is not getting the exposure it ...

Home Made Bike Hoist

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

As promised and requested here are the pictures of my home made bike hoist: This is a very basic home made bike hoist. It serves its purpose, doesn't move in the wind and was cheaper than buying from the local sports store. I had this bike hanging as a test (since ...

Toyota Tacoma Bike Rack

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

This is probably the most crafty of bike racks that I have posted on this website. I believe that this is a Toyota Tacoma, but it is possible that it could be the larger Tundra. Anyway, you will probably have to click the image to see this. It is basically ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...