jrtozer
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Re: Bike Rack

Thu May 19, 2011 10:57 am

I'd be interested in the tack-welded kit. How much will you charge for it? And can we see pictures of how it attaches underneath - what kind of cutting and bolting will be necessary?
-JR

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Re: Bike Rack

Thu May 19, 2011 11:05 am

Electric4Me wrote: I would love to make copies in my garage to earn some beer money, but wouldn't want to risk the house in the process! One thought I had was to sell partially assembled (tack welded) kits.
man, I really like your house too. haha Kit idea is intriguing.
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Electric4Me
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Location: Union City, CA

Re: Bike Rack

Thu May 19, 2011 12:15 pm

jrtozer wrote:I'd be interested in the tack-welded kit. How much will you charge for it? And can we see pictures of how it attaches underneath - what kind of cutting and bolting will be necessary?
-JR
It will require two drilled holes in the frame on the driver's side, and one small hole in the trunk floor for the cable release. Plus the square hole in the plastic under shield. I haven't had time in the daylight to take pictures, but I'll try to get my shit together by the end of the weekend. :D

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Re: Bike Rack

Thu May 19, 2011 12:34 pm

I was concerned about the drag of a bike on the rear so opted for a folding bike.
I love it. Never thought I would say that but the bike weighs 24 lbs and I can fit two in the back with seats down. Plus no rack to deal with. Perfect solution.

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Re: Bike Rack

Thu May 19, 2011 12:51 pm

WLC wrote:I was concerned about the drag of a bike on the rear so opted for a folding bike.
I love it. Never thought I would say that but the bike weighs 24 lbs and I can fit two in the back with seats down. Plus no rack to deal with. Perfect solution.
Of course that can be a good solution for some. I love the bikes that I have (can I even get a full suspension folding bike??) and my initial range testing with the bike on the back has been lower than I suspected (3.2 m/kWh vs ~3.8), though it depends on speed. In my ICE vehicle I still put my bike inside the car if I can on long road trips (and pack the rack for use at the other end).
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Re: Bike Rack

Thu May 19, 2011 3:39 pm

WLC wrote:I was concerned about the drag of a bike on the rear so opted for a folding bike.
I love it. Never thought I would say that but the bike weighs 24 lbs and I can fit two in the back with seats down. Plus no rack to deal with. Perfect solution.
Link ? Or photos ? Make/model ?
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Re: Bike Rack

Thu May 19, 2011 4:16 pm

jrtozer wrote:I'd be interested in the tack-welded kit. How much will you charge for it? And can we see pictures of how it attaches underneath - what kind of cutting and bolting will be necessary?
-JR
+1 for the kit, at the right price, of course. Another option would be to sell the plans, listing everything needed, dimensions and whatnot, and how to put it together. Then you're not shipping heavy metal. My neighbor is a sculptor and works with metal a lot, I could pay him to put it all together for me. With detailed plans, any good welding shop should be able to put it together pretty easily and it probably wouldn't cost too much.

jeffd11
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Re: Bike Rack

Sun May 22, 2011 4:02 pm

Another one here interested in the hitch or the kit or the plans. I like you design and need a hitch before I end up fabing one up on my own. I'd much rather start with you kit or something.
- jeffd11
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Re: Bike Rack

Sun May 22, 2011 4:18 pm

DO NOT USE ON THE LEAF!
Just received the following email from Hollywood Racks. Thanks jrtozer

The body panels on the Leaf are too thin to support the weight of the bikes and the rack.
Best Regards,
Rick / Hollywood Racks


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Re: Bike Rack

Sun May 22, 2011 6:16 pm

Thanks, Mitch...very helpful to see the pictures and positioning to avoid strain on the solar panel.
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