Intro: Front Bike Rack
Here is my first instructable and I present you my own front bike rack.
The rack has been tested with two bike packs without any problem, It's normally ok for each 26" fork but only tested with mine.
This construction only uses bike recovery.
You need :
* An old bike (only the rear triangle part)
* four pieces of metal (around 3cm x 2 cm & 2mm) (to attach to rack to your bike)
* a thin tube to join the two first parts
Tube are in steel. The whole thing is not so heavy but strong ;)
Step 1: Build It !
First I cut the rear triangle of the old bike and remove old cables routing or rear part (to attach the wheel at the bike).
Then, I took four pieces of metal to attach the rack at the bike.
I have choosen to attach the rack to the bike at two points : with the wheel axe at the end of the fork and where brakes are fixed to the fork. The main tube of the rack touches also the fork after fixation to the fork.
It's pretty strong ;)
The four pieces to attach the rack have been drilled and abrade correctly.
After fixing each part of the rack (a tube, two pieces) to the bike, I weld it.
The last part was to find a thin tube to joint the two rack part and solidify the base.
I use a bender to adjust perfectly the thin tube to others.
Weld it and it's ready !
Step 2: Paint It and Mount It !
Refresh the painting !
When everything is dry, Paint it and put it up !
Have a nice trip, you can now carry four bike packs ! Two on the front, two on the rear