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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

250 mile 4th of July Road Trip: DIY Rack Worked Great!

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Well, we went to the lake for the 4th of July Weekend, and the roof rack worked out great. We did get a lot of attention on the road, though. I guess the mark of a cycling fanatic is $3 Grand worth of bikes on a $1000 car.

Well, it was a great trip, and I did have a lot of fun. The weather was spectacular and I even got in some sailing.

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

ANd the Rack is complete and Mounted!

And here it is, all finished and ready for our trip tomorrow morning for the 4th.

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I love the way the Mahogany Stain finish came out. It looks great!

Here is how I have it secured to the load bars

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I used dual steel shackle bolts at all 4 corners where it contacts the load bars.

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All in all, it's come out a lot nicer than I expected, and about $700 less than a factory made recumbent trike roof rack.

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