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scottoscotto Posts: 381
edited June 2009 in MTB general
I have a van and want to build a stand where the fork can bolt onto, so the bike is upright in transit.

Have seen these for sale but cost £130.00 upwards, has anyone had a go at making one?

Help appreciated before I get the tools out tomorrow !

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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,922
    This has been covered before and the cheapskate way of doing it is to buy a roofrack fork clamp and bolt it to a bit of 4x2" so the bike sits at 90 degrees to the wood. The wood goes across the van and the bike inline with the van.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • joshtpjoshtp Posts: 3,966
    or you could get an old hub anr attatch it to some wood on the van floor, and just slide the fork on, much as you would onto a wheel
    I like bikes and stuff
  • Tank-slapperTank-slapper Posts: 968
    I have one of these bolted to the floor in the back of my Land Rover:

    http://activesport.co.uk/shop/article_7 ... atr1blk%26

    Works perfectly.
  • joshtpjoshtp Posts: 3,966
    I have one of these bolted to the floor in the back of my Land Rover:

    http://activesport.co.uk/shop/article_7 ... atr1blk%26

    Works perfectly.
    looks perfect to me! a simple hub replacement that bolts on the floor, lovely!
    I like bikes and stuff
  • scottoscotto Posts: 381
    I have one of these bolted to the floor in the back of my Land Rover:

    http://activesport.co.uk/shop/article_7 ... atr1blk%26

    Works perfectly.

    Wow love this forum ,you just saved me about 4 hours mucking about redesigning the wheel (no pun intended).

    These look great, thanks for that, very much appreciated.

    :-)
  • scottoscotto Posts: 381
    wiglgle has issues with the site :-(

    nevermind will have a go tomorrow, thanks again.
  • delusionaldelusional Posts: 31
    Can't you just use a tie down and leave the wheels on? When we're taking bikes in a transporter we just put a tie down between the bars and the tie down points in the corner and pull the bike down into the corner. It's cheap, easy and requires no modifications!
    --
    "Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."
    - Salvor Hardin
  • joshtpjoshtp Posts: 3,966
    delusional wrote:
    Can't you just use a tie down and leave the wheels on? When we're taking bikes in a transporter we just put a tie down between the bars and the tie down points in the corner and pull the bike down into the corner. It's cheap, easy and requires no modifications!
    thats boring! cant you see he wants to do somin cool!
    I like bikes and stuff
  • scottoscotto Posts: 381
    delusional wrote:
    Can't you just use a tie down and leave the wheels on? When we're taking bikes in a transporter we just put a tie down between the bars and the tie down points in the corner and pull the bike down into the corner. It's cheap, easy and requires no modifications!
    thats boring! cant you see he wants to do somin cool!

    Got it in one !

    Plus I can have up to 4 bikes that are held securely with no danger of them falling over with those clamps.

    Straps always get a little slack after x amount of miles.
  • delusionaldelusional Posts: 31
    scotto wrote:
    Got it in one !

    Plus I can have up to 4 bikes that are held securely with no danger of them falling over with those clamps.

    Straps always get a little slack after x amount of miles.
    Good reasons :)

    Must say, I'd be very tempted by these if I had a lower van. Or possibly if the van I do have was more a dedicated bike van.

    Out of interest, would I be right in thinking that the items linked to above wouldn't work with a 20mm bolt through? Are there products/converters available that allow you to use one clamp for both QR and through axle?

    With the growing range of front axle sizes I could see that becoming a bit of an issue, especially if you regularly take different groups of people riding in the same van.
    --
    "Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."
    - Salvor Hardin
  • scottoscotto Posts: 381
    hmm, have no idea.

    you can bolt these clamps onto a plank of wood and then that way it's all removable.
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