A bicycle rack built for three... a space for me, for Reed, and for a guest who happens to roll by on two wheels.
I designed and built this bike rack from tubing and strap, all put together with my handy-dandy wire feed welder. I’ve sealed it with a u/v resistant lacquer so that it won’t rust in the weather.
In this case, the bike rack didn’t need to be bolted down. It’s light enough for one person (i.e., me) to easily move, yet sturdy enough to keep the bikes steady.
At first, I got the dimensions all wrong and had to grind out all my welds and tweak my design. Then once I thought I was finished, a big wind storm came along and showed me that the bikes could roll out backwards and come crashing down on each other. So I added a modification: a little lip that stops the front tire from rolling backwards. That modification actually improved the form of the piece (in my opinion) as well as the functionality. Another happy accident.
Of course, I cut the tubing at different lengths so that each of the three wheel corrals is a bit unique; I don’t like anything to be too uniform now, you know?
And, oh yeah, one more thing: Cool houses sport bike racks out front!...
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