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Old 03-08-2016, 06:34 PM   #1
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Custom Bike Rack for 16 Scamp

A custom made bike rack for the front of a 16 Scamp. Fits between the hand crank and the propane tank. 1 by 1 bars will work with most bike trays. Clears the propane tank by 2 inches keeping bikes low and out of wind. Your welder can attach base to frame, the rack portion detaches for storage. I'm asking $375 CAD. Text 905-914-6808.
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:58 PM   #2
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Have you attempted to install a couple of bikes and drive around the block? The concern is contact with TV when turning.
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I mount the kids bikes up front and the adult bikes on the back to balance the trailer. You certainly can't have a jeep with a big spare tire on the back - that doesn't work. Otherwise a little caution and all seems fine. Note that I had it built so the base is welded to the frame and the rack portion detaches.
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Below is what a hard turn looks like with two full sized bikes mounted on the tongue. Note that the rack is mounted as far aft as possible above the battery which is behind the propane tank.
This works the same with my Ford Escape and actually about the same with any normal TV.
I have seen others loose taillights and suffer body damage when they have built a tongue rack too far forward.
Your idea of using your rack exclusively for children's bikes may well work OK (I haven't tried that). They are much shorter.
Perhaps that design might work also if the wheels were removed from short wheelbase road bikes and placed parallel with the bikes between the down tubes and the headsets. Even then there may be some concern for the handle bars on the forward bike.
Please forgive my comments, they are not intended to be critical or to rain on your parade, but merely to be cautionary and perhaps prevent some grief which I have already seen in other tongue racks.
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I take your points well. Having looked at your picture and see how close your bikes are together, I think I'll adjust the handlebars so they are paralell with the bike, this will allow be to slide them back further and closer to the trailer. I can then remove the forward tabs and eliminate some potential issues. After that, for me, the benefit of the bikes mounted lower and out of the way, out weight the costs of a little extra attention. Thanks for you comments.
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Below is what a hard turn looks like with two full sized bikes mounted on the tongue. Note that the rack is mounted as far aft as possible above the battery which is behind the propane tank.
This works the same with my Ford Escape and actually about the same with any normal TV.
I have seen others loose taillights and suffer body damage when they have built a tongue rack too far forward.
Your idea of using your rack exclusively for children's bikes may well work OK (I haven't tried that). They are much shorter.
Perhaps that design might work also if the wheels were removed from short wheelbase road bikes and placed parallel with the bikes between the down tubes and the headsets. Even then there may be some concern for the handle bars on the forward bike.
Please forgive my comments, they are not intended to be critical or to rain on your parade, but merely to be cautionary and perhaps prevent some grief which I have already seen in other tongue racks.
Where did you get the frame for the bike racks? My neighbor can weld it for me.

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