Simplest DIY Ever: Build a Bike Rack From Pallets

low tech bike rackDave of Lowtechatmo/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

It is the simplest DIY project ever on TreeHugger, and its got pallets! Dave writes:

No-Cook Pallet Bike Rack

Instant bike rack made from two pallets -- no assembly needed. The pallets are not modified or secured, just leaned together. Seems stable enough. It's a little crowded for four bikes, but not unworkable.

The upper pallet (with top-side facing the bikes) creates the vertical slot that grabs the rear wheel and holds the bike up. The lower pallet (with top-side down) creates a 'pocket' for the wheel to sit in, so that the bike doesn't roll forward and wipe out. I figure there are other ways to keep the bike rolling if you only have one pallet, like a 2x4 on the ground, to work as a wheel block.

From these two pallets, the max width for tires appears to be 2", so wide knobbies would be a problem.

Locking securely might be a problem too. Thanks Dave, via Flickr.

Tags: Bike Accessories | Bikes | Do It Yourself


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