Watch: How To Build a Fork Mount Bike Rack for $20 in 30 Minutes

Do you need a way to transport you bike but don’t feel like shelling out hundreds of dollars for a hitch rack?  Well, look no further because I’ve got a solution for you that’s quick and requires only a few common tools.  This rack can be used in any pickup truck bed and in most SUVs.

For this project you’ll need:

  • 1 piece of wood (ideally a 2×6 or bigger)
  • 1 1/2″ floor flange (per mount)
  • 1 1/2″ tee fitting (per mount)
  • 1 1/2″ nipple fitting (per mount)
  • 2 Close PVC risers (per mount)
  • 4 wood screws (per mount)

Tools required:

  • A saw (if the wood is not pre cut)
  • A drill
  • A tape measure and a writing utensil
  • Pliers (optional)

The rack I built with two mounts cost a total of $21.37 for the finished product.  If you have common materials laying around the house (like wood and screws) and only need a single mount you can easily get away with building this setup for $10.  Check out the video for detailed instructions on how to set this rack up!

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