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Old 07-04-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
klm4755 OP
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simplified bicycle carry concept step-by-step walk thru

Enclosed is a concept to mount a bicycle on a Vespa GTS 250ie. The intent of the tread is to utilize all the mounts, racks and panniers added as to facilitate a simple attachment of a mountain bike to the scooter.

planform view looking down of my Vespa GTS. Added rack and panniers to increase footprint area. need to protect these components from the bikes interface though.

note panniers essentially level with seat, rear rack abit low though

old sleeping pad .60 inches thick

measure bike platform area

cut pad to match rack size

trim larger pad to top rack pad, cut holes to footman loops on pannier rack

make straps with nylon webbing and exposed female type plastic buckles. attach to footman loop on pannier

attach straps to center post, 4x straps total to thread thru bike

make male male end adjustable strap

attach strap to female ends on rack center post

bike to mount...folding bike, but not clown style..almost full size

fold peddles

unhinge at latch

ready to mount on padded platform

lay on platform

rear view

thread straps to pannier and rear rack quick attach points, cinch the nylon straps, plenty of operator seat room

strap shown attached to pannier footman loop

strap to rear rack

rear rack female attach point

overhead view

1. a compromise on bike function, not a real mountain bike but close enough
2. no issues with transport, bike is pretty light
3. easy on easy off, just 4 independent straps, secures bike well

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