I'm planning on building a Hexayurt and driving it to Burningman and back. I'm told that Hexayurts fold up into a package that's approximately 8x4x1' large. Unfortunately, my car is a 2002 Toyota Camry LE without a roof rack (and without rain gutters, so roof racks are challenging/expensive to install). What's my cheapest option that's still safe for a 1300 mile car trip? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Jul 16, 2014 -
I want to get a rack for surfboards for my 2012 Subaru Impreza Sedan (not the hatchback). I will need some aftermarket racks and there is no Subaru install for this model.
I've seen offers from Rhino, Thule and a few others. Which one do you recommend?
How hard is it to install?
posted by spacefire
on May 25, 2014 -
Here I am one week later, as advised, ready to rack my cider again. But I'm still unsure of some of the details. [more inside]
posted by brenton
on Apr 10, 2014 -
Two weeks ago I put sugar and yeast in a jug of cider, and it's time to rack it. But the online resources I'm using have me confused. Should I rack more than once when back-carbonating, or am I done? [more inside]
posted by brenton
on Apr 3, 2014 -
I have a stack of AV equipment next to our TV. I want a simple set of wooden shelves to tidy things up, but short narrow bookshelves don't seem to exist. Short OR narrow, but not short AND narrow. Anyone have any ideas of how I could simply do it myself? [more inside]
posted by smackfu
on Jan 16, 2014 -
At my place of employment, I have been charged with physically securing our two servers. The decision has been made to bolt them to the concrete floor in a cage. I don't know how to shop for a server rack. We have an old one that they're on now, but it's an open rack, without sides or locks. I need one that's more of a cage, to keep people without the key out. It'll have to fit at least 8U worth of servers, and also accommodate a midsized tower somehow, and be 1000mm deep minimum.
How do I shop for this? I can't find any information on whether any of the racks I'm looking at are bolt downable.
posted by TrueVox
on Jul 19, 2013 -
I just bought a roof rack for my bike. Without some kind of alarm in place, I will drive into the garage with bike on the roof. I will destroy the bike and damage my house and I want to avoid this. I need some kind of directed sensor such that when the bike breaks the line of the sensor a light flashes to remind me not to drive into the garage with the bike on my roof. Any ideas along these lines or better?
posted by alcahofa
on May 24, 2013 -
I have a specific question about transporting my Rans Tailwind Recumbent Road Bike in my trailer using fork traps that I attached to the trailer myself. My question is whether or not I need to take the seat off the bike before I transport it at highway speeds. See inside for more details and pictures. [more inside]
posted by crapples
on May 19, 2013 -
This is my bike
(flickr set); it's a late 1980s Peugeot Cassis (I'm pretty sure.) I live in Victoria, Australia. Is it possible to purchase a rear pannier rack for this bike, I have looked at standard bike shop racks and haven't found one that fits. Where would I purchase one of these racks (I'm in Melbourne until Thursday) and how much am I looking at paying? [more inside]
posted by titanium_geek
on Apr 2, 2013 -
Navy rack (bed, not ribbons) kit I saw a few years ago. Now I can't seem to find it. Also looking for other tips and tricks in regards to ship life. Help? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog
on Oct 30, 2012 -
I have 2 audio cassette racks that are now cassette-less. Looking for something to do with them around / in the house. Could I use them to grow plants? Any ideas welcome, unique, strange, crazy, stupid, they're all good. [more inside]
posted by ditto75
on Oct 22, 2012 -
Trunk-mount bike racks: Are they really the enormous pile of awfulness that everyone keeps telling me they are? Are there ones that don't damage your car? [more inside]
posted by gwenlister
on May 28, 2012 -
What do you call the metal bars that have two flat parts with a 90 degree angle with screw holes on both sides? I'm thinking of getting some and cutting them to the lengths I need but I have no idea what they're called, any other information on Erector Set like prefabricated elements would also be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by TheKM
on Jan 23, 2012 -
I gave my '07 Honda Civic to a mechanic who said it needed a replacement of the steering rack and/or pump, which he did. Problem: aftermarket XM radio was working perfectly before it went in, antenna had intermittent short which prevented radio from getting signal at least 50% of the time when I got it back. [more inside]
posted by randomkeystrike
on Oct 28, 2011 -
I have way too little storage space in my kitchen, and am looking to get something like this
. Are there any better options available to me for around $100-$200? What kind of standalone shelving do you use in your home?
posted by Stephanie Duy
on Aug 15, 2011 -
Where can I purchase or download English audio and/or radio dramas based on animes? Is there a website that caters to such a medium? If not, which animes do you know that have been converted to an audio drama? Perhaps a podcast? [more inside]
posted by UsagiBride
on Jul 27, 2011 -
Where can I get a cheap, free-standing coat rack in NYC? I need to get it today or tomorrow. I would like something $70 or less. I don't own a car, so this needs to be someplace in Manhattan or Brooklyn that's easily accessible by taxi or subway. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Oct 10, 2010 -
I want to build a small basic gym in my garage. I have $1,000 to spend. What should I get, why, and from where? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai
on Jul 23, 2010 -
Bike/Cycling: Modern features + classic styling = fit problems. I want this
rack to fit on this
bike. Help me ponder modifications necessary to make it fit - or sadden me greatly and tell me I'm going to have to settle for something uglier. [more inside]
posted by brandoniain
on Jun 3, 2010 -
I have a 2005 Ford e150 van. I am going camping tomorrow and it would be nice to throw the clothes and sleeping bags on a roof rack. Yet the Yakima and Thule options seem terribly overpriced, and given the vehicle it should be obvious that fashion is not an issue.
Is there a functional rack that I can get from a bricks-and-mortar retailer that costs <$300 and doesn't involve suction cups? [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on May 28, 2010 -
I have a bicycle trunk rack that is Trek Interchange compatible. My trunk bag is not. I'd like an easier way to take the bag off the bike when parking it in public. Is there really no such thing as an Interchange adaptor for
non-Interchange bags? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs
on Apr 21, 2010 -
Battery shelf manufacturers: I need links to manufacturers of steel battery shelves for large DC UPS applications, for use with AGM VRLA lead acid batteries such as 2V 600aH to 1200aH and 6V 220aH to 600aH+ sizes. Batteries will be Rolls or a competitor. The shelves should knock down into something that can be flat packed and reassembled at an installation site. Features for earthquake bracing and shock mounting are also useful. Where do the US RBOCs buy their shelves?
posted by thewalrus
on Apr 6, 2010 -
I want to buy a ski roof rack for my late(st) model Honda Civic. Any suggestions? I'm concerned about any impact on the fit (seals) and finish (paint) on my car. How justified is this paranoia? Also I will likely eventually want to carry bikes or other cargo.
posted by Wood
on Oct 30, 2009 -
I can't believe I'm asking this, but I want a magazine rack next to my toilet and can't seem to find one anywhere that doesn't look like it belongs at my grandparents' house. [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon
on Oct 3, 2009 -
Help me identify this wine rack
. I purchased these at a flea market about 10 years ago and would like to expand the rack to hold more bottles. The tubular sections are extruded so they come apart and inter-lock. Anyone know who manufactured them so I could know what to search for?
posted by machaus
on Feb 12, 2009 -
I'm going on a longish trip on Friday of next week and would like to bring my bicycle with me. I'll be in Toronto on Sunday; does anyone have any recommendations on where to go to buy a trailer hitch mount bike rack there?
posted by the dief
on Jul 11, 2008 -
Where do I find sliding rail kits for older Dell PowerEdge 1750, Sun, and HP/Compaq G3/G4 machines? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk
on Jul 1, 2008 -
Driving from Pennsylvania to South Carolina with a bike and a kid cart
for the bike. Which will create less drag, putting them on top of our Ford Focus wagon, or on a bike rack on the back?
posted by Toekneesan
on Jun 25, 2008 -
How should I tote my stuff, including a laptop, on my bike? (Backpacks and messenger bags need not apply.) [more inside]
posted by Project F
on Jun 23, 2008 -
Going to be moving into a new office space, where will will get to redesign some of the space for our needs. We will need to set of a 10TB server rack-- need to figure out how much space should we set aside for a server room. If you were starting to set up one from scratch, what would you start considering? [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck
on Apr 24, 2008 -
I want to use color-coded cables for critical servers. Is it possible to purchase PC power cables in colors other than black and grey? [more inside]
posted by thparkth
on Feb 5, 2008 -
Anybody know the make and model of a bike rack that can be used on the rear end of a VW New Beetle? I know Volkswagen makes a top-mounted rack accessory, but I don't want to be lifting my heavy bikes up that high. Bonus points if you have successfully mounted it on your own Beetle in this lifetime. Holding 2 bikes would be fine, 3 would be even better.
posted by ackptui
on Jan 29, 2008 -
Does anyone have any experience or advice on building a clothing/display rack out of pipes? [more inside]
posted by wolfsleepy
on Jan 18, 2008 -
Help me identify/locate the manufacturer of a cool hitch-mounted bike rack I saw last summer. I want one. The google goggles, they do nothing. [more inside]
posted by de void
on Jan 15, 2008 -