LOGIN | REGISTER

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1

    Surfboard bike rack

    Cost about $40 in parts from the local big hardware store including the PVC glue and spray on adhesive for the padding.<br /><br />Took it for a test drive with a 7'6\" x 22\" x 3\" funboard and it performed well. Ran over bumps and potholes and my kids with no problems. Rode it in cross-wind and head-on wind and it handled it well.<br /><br />IMG_0047.jpgIMG_0048.jpgIMG_0046.jpg

  2. #2
    You should get a 29er for maximum kid-run-overness

  3. #3
    nice work, better quality than the store bought one i used to have (sold it).

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Cosby's nephew View Post
    You should get a 29er for maximum kid-run-overness
    They're getting older and quicker so I have to do something.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Kennebunkport, ME
    Posts
    15
    Nice! These things are great. I made one almost identical and it's awesome. I found a DIY tutorial that shows how to do it...it's super easy. You can park right on the sand - can't beat it.

    The only change I'd made to this design is the pipe insulation. It squeaks rather annoyingly when the board rubs against it. I covered it with duct tape and that took care of the squeaks.

    Give it a look: http://www.korduroy.tv/shows/surf-su...oard-bike-rack

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Turtle Island
    Posts
    4,078
    Images
    6
    Very cool OP.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by grom-ajb View Post
    Nice! These things are great. I made one almost identical and it's awesome. I found a DIY tutorial that shows how to do it...it's super easy. You can park right on the sand - can't beat it.

    The only change I'd made to this design is the pipe insulation. It squeaks rather annoyingly when the board rubs against it. I covered it with duct tape and that took care of the squeaks.

    Give it a look: http://www.korduroy.tv/shows/surf-su...oard-bike-rack
    Thanks or the link. I saw the tutorial and had to modify his construction. The shifter cables run on the outside of the lower front tube so I couldn't mount the second support there. I added the bungees as a shock-absorber to keep the longer board from oscillating.

    I'll try the duct tape if the squeaking gets to me - thanks for the tip.

  8. #8
    UPDATE: I have put about 1-2 road hours on the rack with everything from a 5'4" Biscuit to a 7'6" funboard. No problems with handling, wind, etc. If anyone wants to build one (and the pix aren't enough info) let me know and I'll pass on any info/tips that my brain can remember.