Date of Degree Completion
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Dr. Craig Johnson
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Transporting a bicycle after riding somewhere and then needing to be pickup can be problematic. Bicycles will not fit in most vehicles without removing components. There is also the risk of damaging the inside of the vehicle. Expecting everyone to have a bike rack for their vehicle is unrealistic because the bike rack could be considered unappealing visually, take up to much space in the trunk, or limit the vehicle owner’s access to the trunk. The solution to this problem is a bike rack that mounts onto your car and then mounts your bike onto the rack. Most people don’t drive around with a bike rack connected to their vehicle, it’s unappealing and they are unable to use their trunks due to the bicycle rack being too big and bulky to carry around while you’re riding your bike. A bicycle rack was designed to fits inside the bicycle frame and unfolds to attach to the vehicles trunk for transportation. The designed rack has three arms that fold inside the frame, two arms on the top of the frame that rotate out, and one arm on the bottom that folds down in the shape of a T. The rack also has six straps two on the top bar, two straps on the bottom, and one on the both sides left and right. After analysis of the weight of the bike and the length of the arms, the thickness required was calculated, for the arms to support the weight of the bike.
Hansberry, Scott A., "Built-in Bicycle Rack for Cars" (2017). All Undergraduate Projects. 42.
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