Sunday, 27 March 2016

Wall Mounted Wheel Rack

With a nice set of freshly painted wheels and rims - surely I'd need somewhere to store them?!?  Well obviously stacking them on the floor wouldn't be good enough, so last year I bought a fairly cheap tyre rack on eBay... Put it together, and it wasn't the right size for the 13inch wheels, and not only that the way it was put manufactured (and I think this is the case with quite a lot of tyre racks) means that you'd have to rotate the wheels every so often, due to the bars supporting the tyre may cause an indent in the tyre making it less than ideal when you come to use them.

So to cut a long story short! I thought the best thing to do would be to have tyre rack that held the tyres properly, but had a flat bottom... So I measured up, asked a few local companies if they could fabricate something for me, and a few months later - this is what we came up with... A 'Caterham' Tyre rack:-
A Caterham tyre rack designed with a flat bottom to support and not indent the tyres
A Caterham tyre rack designed with a flat bottom to support and not indent the tyres
It's quite heavy, so I got some anchor bolts and mounted it on the wall...
My own design of a wheel rack suitable for holding Caterham Wheels and Tyres.
My own design of a wheel rack suitable for holding Caterham Wheels and Tyres.
And one final pic of the new wheels on the rack:-
Freshly painted wheel rims on new wall mounted Caterham wheel rack
Freshly painted wheel rims on new wall mounted Caterham wheel rack
Now I'm off to meet up with someone that's made some Carbon bits for me - ooooh exciting :-)

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