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Machine Shop to make triathlon bike rack

Postby marasan » 05 Jul 2016, 17:00

I need to find a machine shop to make a triathlon bike rack like the one shown here:



This is the probably the simplest kind of tri bike rack but definitely good enough for my purposes.

Can anybody help out?
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Re: Machine Shop to make triathlon bike rack

Postby joey0825 » 11 Jul 2016, 01:46

You could order it from here and see if any friends coming from U.S. can bring it for you.
http://triathlonbikerack.com/

Or you could go to "i-house" (like Home Depot in Taiwan) to buy some steel tube
https://www.i-house.com.tw/zh_TW/search ... C%E7%AE%A1
and borrow a drill from friends and make it on your own or go to blacksmith like this one
http://www.rtaiwanr.com/new-taipei/yuan ... cale=zh-TW

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According to this photo, it shouldn't be hard to make it.

Or you could take a look at here, you might find something interesting here.
http://24h.pchome.com.tw/store/DEAO0C

I hope these works for you
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Re: Machine Shop to make triathlon bike rack

Postby marasan » 11 Jul 2016, 11:05

joey0825 wrote:You could order it from here and see if any friends coming from U.S. can bring it for you.
http://triathlonbikerack.com/

Or you could go to "i-house" (like Home Depot in Taiwan) to buy some steel tube
https://www.i-house.com.tw/zh_TW/search ... C%E7%AE%A1
and borrow a drill from friends and make it on your own or go to blacksmith like this one
http://www.rtaiwanr.com/new-taipei/yuan ... cale=zh-TW

Image
According to this photo, it shouldn't be hard to make it.

Or you could take a look at here, you might find something interesting here.
http://24h.pchome.com.tw/store/DEAO0C

I hope these works for you


Thanks for that Joey! I have zero tools so I need someone to do it for me. My friend and I have found someone that has bike racks for races made of plastic tubes that you can assemble and disassemble. Your front wheel goes in the rack. This isn't perfect but it will work. We're still deciding on whether to buy it or maybe go with making our own.
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Re: Machine Shop to make triathlon bike rack

Postby ranlee » 12 Jul 2016, 11:12

marasan, if all else fails have the participants of your tri/dual bring their own bike stand!

I assume you're not just putting up bikes in your backyard for show and need to take down your intended rack when you practice, why not just have everyone bring their own?

Here's a suggestion: http://www.equationspeed.com.tw/pdtdetail.php?c=195&id=1300

Very very easy to take apart and bring on the go. Not flimsy either! Also very useful when you decide to maintenance/clean the bike.
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Re: Machine Shop to make triathlon bike rack

Postby marasan » 12 Jul 2016, 11:52

ranlee wrote:marasan, if all else fails have the participants of your tri/dual bring their own bike stand!

I assume you're not just putting up bikes in your backyard for show and need to take down your intended rack when you practice, why not just have everyone bring their own?

Here's a suggestion: http://www.equationspeed.com.tw/pdtdetail.php?c=195&id=1300

Very very easy to take apart and bring on the go. Not flimsy either! Also very useful when you decide to maintenance/clean the bike.


Thanks ranlee. That's another option. We wanted to bring everything and have everything set up. These will be beginners for the most part and so we don't want to burden them with having to buy even more stuff. But as something we buy ourselves and have set up at the site, this is definitely something we could consider (at least to start with).

Eventually, having the long bar to simulate race conditions is something we want. You get nervous before triathlons because of all the things you have to remember. For a running race, for example, I feel no nervousness at all. I just put on my shoes and number and I'm off to the race venue. In a triathlon, there's so much that could go wrong with the equipment and something you might forget. So having a bit of practice with a real bike rack would be very helpful.
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Re: Machine Shop to make triathlon bike rack

Postby ranlee » 12 Jul 2016, 14:28

marasan wrote:Thanks ranlee. That's another option. We wanted to bring everything and have everything set up. These will be beginners for the most part and so we don't want to burden them with having to buy even more stuff. But as something we buy ourselves and have set up at the site, this is definitely something we could consider (at least to start with).

Eventually, having the long bar to simulate race conditions is something we want. You get nervous before triathlons because of all the things you have to remember. For a running race, for example, I feel no nervousness at all. I just put on my shoes and number and I'm off to the race venue. In a triathlon, there's so much that could go wrong with the equipment and something you might forget. So having a bit of practice with a real bike rack would be very helpful.


I do agree, it helps to mimic the race prep and actual race and it's awesome you're helping newbies.

I'm no triathlete, but the swim to bike transition is probably where it gets a lot of people nervous, I know I would totally forget something in the heat of the battle.

Good luck!
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