Hitch-Mount Bike Carrier Modification/Reinforcement

In an earlier blog posting I reviewed the Swagman XC2 Bike Carrier (see my review here – Swagman XC2 2 Bike Hitch-Mount Carrier/Bike Rack) and the U-Haul Hitch Install Service and Draw-Tite Sportframe 1 1/4 inch Hitch. Both the carrier as well as the hitch still work well… Yet, when the carrier is attached …

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Reviews – Topeak MTX TrunkBag DXP & Topeak Explorer Tubular Rack

With bags and packs in general – biking or otherwise; I think there are three important main points to consider. Firstly, it should have at least one large storage area.  It can be configurable to have partitions to give it the ability to be divided into smaller sections but having at least one …

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Adding a Bike Carrier Rack to a Bicycle without Mounts/Eyelets

When I acquired my newest bicycle, an endurance cycle made for multiple conditions (Kona Esatto), the company website mentioned all the accessories that could be used put on it.  Including bike racks and panniers. Unfortunately, a standard bike rack with arms on the front that attach to eyelet mounts (or bosses) on …

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Recycled Wood Bike Stand/Rack

I wanted to make (or maybe buy) a bike rack for our most-utilized cycles, for convenience. For a bike stand for at least four bikes I decided I didn’t want to buy one as they are a bit pricey (and I’m kinda cheap), so I set out to find a …

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