First of the items for the rear multi-mount. (This is what I was building when I designed the mount system.)
I like the idea of a drop basket, but wanted modular so I could take packet crates in and out.
Measurements came out great! The wheeler overall width is around 47″ according to spec. I measured to about 44″ tire to tire, where I was comfortable with the width being inboard of the tires.
The rack itself is 40″ wide. 3 standard milk crates add up to 39″. Couple inches either end for the frame comes to 43″ or 44″. Perfect!
Some of the best weld beads I’ve ever laid down!
Brackets made for the crates, one single crate, one double crate.
Hardware for brackets, no snag heads inside(can’t catch your hands or tools on them).
Turns out the frame flexes a little more than I like, even empty. I should have used angle iron for the ends, its stiffer than flat bar. But I’d cut the sides too short to assemble well with angle iron ends..
So I’ll put in a down post on the two rear(toward front of bike) corners,
reaching to the crate bottom. Then angle brace them both directions, to the sides and ends. Will stiffen the frame, I think.
And yes, I know they block using the winch. But the winch is something you hope to not need. If I need it, I can most likely, easily set a crate and it’s contents out for a few minutes for winching.