$20 bike rack solution?

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by Fast Eddie B, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. Fast Eddie B

    Fast Eddie B Well-Known Member

    Well, sort of.

    As I mentioned in another thread, I recently installed a 2” receiver on my Clarity, mostly to give me an option of carrying my bike along on trips when there wouldn’t be room inside.

    I was kinda taken aback at the prices on some of the better racks out there - from Thule and Yakima, for instance. Given that I already owned an aluminum hitch carrier from Harbor Freight (less than $100 when combined with a coupon)...

    ...viola!

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    The $20 represents the $12 fork clamp and about $6 for the aluminum angle stock to make up the channel for the rear tire. I may invest another $20 in a holder for the front wheel. Plus, room for another bike, or gear, as needed.

    Anyway, just a thought for those on a budget.
     
  2. Teslawannabe

    Teslawannabe Active Member

    Nice conversion! Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. ClarityBill

    ClarityBill Active Member

    The Harbor Freight carrier has turned my Clarity into the pickup I always wanted, now I just need the lift kit and mud tires. The side stacks will be pretty small...

    I have hauled snow blower, lawn mower, rototiller and various machine parts.
     
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  4. Fast Eddie B

    Fast Eddie B Well-Known Member

    Update...

    I added a fork clamp, wheel mount and tire channel for my wife’s bike:

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    (If you’re wondering, it’s attached to a tractor hitch here, which got it higher and easier to work on.)
     
  5. EDIT: Found the thread.
    thanks for your posts!
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2019

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