Originally Posted by theresa p
floyd---i am very intrigued by your bike rack----where did you purchase it?
Thanks for the kind words...
The rails on which the bikes are mounted are standard items which are designed to be a universal fit on a roof rack. They are mounted in opposite directions to allow them to be closer together.
The balance of the rack is made from a pair of box fan legs and some old bedrails salvaged from the recycle bin.
A rack like it could easily be assembled from 1/2 thinwall and some angle iron for just a few bucks after buying the rails.
I used my mig welder for the assembly, and had planned to bolt it to the Scamp
frame. Eschewing the idea of drilling into the frame ,I decided, at the last minute, to weld it on.
If you built a tongue box for your battery/propane you might even mount the rails on top of it. My design allows for more security for those items and a space for storing my"lego-levelers".
The "lego-levelers" storage was an after thought and it is not shown on the picture. it is just a locking shelf between the bike rails and the the crossbar pictured.