Introduction: Tow Hitch Bike Rack
I made this bike rack in order to carry our bikes and to prevent soiling the interior with chain oil. Now I don't have break our bikes down in order to prepare them for transport. I made it at Techshop San Jose (http:\\www.techshop.ws).
Step 1: Cut 1 1/4" Mild Steel Tubing and Angle Iron
Step 2: De-bur and Bevel Mild Steel With an Angle Grinder
Step 3: Drill Holes in the Clamping and Hitch Pieces
Step 4: Tack the Pieces Together With a Mig Welder
Step 5: Mig Weld the Bike Rack Frame and Clamp Sections
Step 6: Grind the Welds With a Flap Wheel on an Angle Grinder
Step 7: (Optional) Weld Stainless Steel Bolts Into the Clamping Section.
Step 8: Sand Blast the Bike Rack
Step 9: Wash the Bike Rack With TSP
Step 10: Dry and Preheat Bike Rack in the Powder Coating Oven
Step 11: Powder Coat Bike Rack. Cover the Bolt Threads With Polyester High Temperature Tape.
Step 12: Bake Coated Bike Rack in the Oven at the Appropriate Temperature and Duration.
Step 13: Allow Bike Rack to Cool Outside the Oven.
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