Got "tacos"?? make rim racks for your bike! Using old beat and bent up alloy bike rims, a few nuts and bolts, a bit of ingenuity, and a dash of time, and you'll have your own set of rim-racks to make a
-INCREDIBLY- ( I mean it) strong base for mounting pannier holders, large baskets, saddle bags and buckets tail trunks, kid seats, etc!
Compared to many other home-made rigs, this one also looks GREAT when not in use. I have gotten several comments from fellow bicyclists and pedestrians alike on how sharp it looks!
Tools I used----------------------
Sawzall (or hacksaw)
Scroll Saw ( jig or coping saw could also be used)
Electric drill w/assorted bits
Center punch (a nail could be used on these soft rims)
7/16 wrench and socket
small allen head key
Assorted 7/16 standard steel bolts/nuts/washers, 2 lengths of about 3 inches to small 2 in for attaching buckets.
ONE taco'ed-out-of-repair alloy wheel, any type; hybrid, road, mountain.
plywood for top.
The road type would mount and drill better, but the mountain is more common, and genrally stronger for compressive weight.
small scrap of steel for a brace
Step 1: step 1
basic construction step 1
First take your rim, find the valve stem hole and mark the exact opposite side. On cheaper rims there is a unwelded seam on this opposit side. Cut both here and in the middle of the valve stem hole.
You noe have both sides cut. Good job!