DIY Electric Bicycle, Entry #10: Building the Bike (The Rack)

The following photos will show the construction of the rack which holds the motor and the battery.

1) This is the bar that will support the rack and connect to the rear of the seat post:

2) I cut out some pieces from a sheet of scrap metal that could be welded to the bar. The "connectors" had little holes in them so that a bolt could be put through:

3) I test-fitted the connectors on the rear of the bike. I had to do a bit of filing to get them to fit nicely, but that wasn't a problem.

4) I then put the bar between them to see if the width was about right. It was close, and the welds would easily be able to fill the gaps.

Looks good so far :D

To be continued...

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