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Old 10-20-2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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Columbus bike rack

Any of you columbus owners with the bike rack mount a storage box to it? I'm thinking a large plastic storage box would be good to hold a camp grill, lawn chairs or messy items. The rack supposedly will hold 400 lbs, so if you don't go crazy, you could have a place for stuff you don't want in your basement. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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I find it an ideal location to mount my generator, with room to spare.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:00 PM   #3
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We have carried two large coolers on the back.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:31 PM   #4
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Not really a box but I have this bag. Has a TON of space and easy to store when not in use. It fits perfect and he tie down straps are built in. Leaves enough room for a small cooler or grill as well.

19.6 cubic ft. Extra Large Waterproof Vehicle Cargo Carrier Bag : Amazon.com : Automotive
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We've used ours for hauling boxes full of merchandise for my wife's business when we go and spend a week each month out there...and we use it for bikes and electric scooters.

I've finally figured out how to successfully and securely mount 26" bikes in there - plus sometimes instead of bikes we'll take our two electric scooters (eZip 750 electric two-wheel scooters) which fit really nicely into the slots.

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I've carried firewood and cooler on mine. It usally has 2 bikes on it though.
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We've used ours for hauling boxes full of merchandise for my wife's business when we go and spend a week each month out there...and we use it for bikes and electric scooters.

I've finally figured out how to successfully and securely mount 26" bikes in there - plus sometimes instead of bikes we'll take our two electric scooters (eZip 750 electric two-wheel scooters) which fit really nicely into the slots.

Do you have a picture of the securely held bikes? We are still struggling with ideas for ours and I think the racks are similar if not the same.

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Do you have a picture of the securely held bikes? We are still struggling with ideas for ours and I think the racks are similar if not the same.

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So this may be outside the realm for some of you, but we're fabricating a box made of steel plate, angle, and expanded metal to fit the carrier. we'll powder coat to match and u bolt it to the carrier. if I can remember I'll take photos of the process. The lid of the box will have two welded channels to mount two 29" mt bikes, and slide vs. Lift to allow access while bikes are stowed. When we're done it'll be semi permanent secure storage for everything, first and foremost our gennie.
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So this may be outside the realm for some of you, but we're fabricating a box made of steel plate, angle, and expanded metal to fit the carrier. we'll powder coat to match and u bolt it to the carrier. if I can remember I'll take photos of the process. The lid of the box will have two welded channels to mount two 29" mt bikes, and slide vs. Lift to allow access while bikes are stowed. When we're done it'll be semi permanent secure storage for everything, first and foremost our gennie.
Watch your weight! A steel box could be quite heavy and you only have 400 lbs to work with. That's why I'm thinking plastic or even aluminum. The bag sounds good too.

Love the electric bike. Where you get it and what do they weigh?
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Watch your weight! A steel box could be quite heavy and you only have 400 lbs to work with. That's why I'm thinking plastic or even aluminum. The bag sounds good too.

Love the electric bike. Where you get it and what do they weigh?

6 legs of angle, 6 strips 3" flat stock, balance of expanded steel, and the lid is 1/16" sheet on rollers = about 144# belive it or not. NOT like the 4000lb shop table I just made out of 1" because I can ! Good thing about an iron mine is lots of scrap steel, scales, and industrial machine shops. But, now my tools, welder/gennie, torch will live in security. Powder coating will be a lux addition, but again we have a powder shop too so it won't look to goofy. Aluminum would be fab but we don't have any laying around, and, in my humble opinion, a plastic jobbie wouldn't keep my crap safe in some "campgrounds". We'll come in at 380# designed load giving me 20 whole lbs to fill up with tools!
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