This is a easily removable bike rack made with PVC tubing and joints. The only skill required is  to cut the PVC pipe for jointing and drilling a hole for the lock pin. All Joints and bends are standard PVC fittings.

The rack is held in place by passing the saddle post through the rack and securing it with a lock pin. The rack can be removed compleately in less than 10 seconds  so if it is a bike you use for regular use this rack will be perfect

I've been using this regularly for a year now. Since i don't have too many build pictures i will add some drawings of the assembly along with the instructions

Considerations For the build
  • For the build use the smallest diameter PVC pipe through with seat post will pass.
  • Choose pipe that is thick (higher guage)
  • Build the rack so that the board sits on the side of the road your ride on.  
List Of Parts
  1. PVC pipe ( approximately 8 times the width of your board)
  2. 90 degree elbow bend ( 7 numbers)
  3. T junction (4 numbers)
  4. Suitable Size lock pin or a bolt
Tools Required
  • Measuring Tape
  • Hack Saw Blade
  • Drill
  • PVC Solvent cement or other suitable adhesive

Step 1: The mounting assmbly

This part is designed in such a way that there will be minimal bending / drooping once the board is fixed. After a lot of testing the final design forms the a torsion box. It takes the weight of my 6'7" board easily.

This part of the build can be glued on permanently at this stage.

Contains 4 T's, two glued vertically and two horizontally using Pipes A

The length of PIPE A is just big enough to to glue the Two T's so that they touch each other.

Both these pieces are connected together using using Pipe B as shown in the figure.

The length of Pipe B is the length between the frame and the tip of the pedal taken parallel to the ground so that the rack clears the pedal while cycling. Give allowance for a little bit of bending / wobbling 

To the end of this two 90 degree bends are glued similarly using Pipe A. The bends are aligned approximately 45 degrees to either side of the vertical.

This is the last piece that will be glued on at this stage. Rest of the pieces will be glued after all the parts are fitted properly.


I am going to build this for my brother in law. The hole in the seat post concerns me though. Did you ever have problems with that? What kind of riding did you do in terms of the impact that the seat post experienced?
How did you keep this rack from swiveling around the seat post?
<p>Have drilled a hole through the seat post and rack and put a bolt in it. Check step 4. I have modified it since for my scooter... Will post a pic soon. cheers</p>
I built this and love it! I used locking pins to secure it to my seat post instead of screwing/bolting it- so it's easily removable. Great design, easy to assemble and all for $22 to make??
<p>Glad you like it. I loved it soo much i had to share it. 2 years and small modificaiotn later it sits on my scooter now :)</p>
Nice Models! I used to have a surf rack on my old bike,it was the most wonderful thing for carrying lengths of wood too :D
When riding with it is it hard to balance?
Not at all . Wont even know its there :)
Very nice!

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