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.