A few years ago, Mike Lawless welded together a pretty cool bike rack that we used at many races. Someone borrowed it (?) and it was never seen again. I was on the verge of purchasing one, but, I decided to see what materials I had around the house, to see if I could make one. Well, lo and behold, I had everything but the hinges, and for those, I used a store credit I had for the hardware store. Total cost, $0.
The team's CFO (Jean), will like that. I had the wood, I had the paint, I had the eye-hooks and straps, I even had the cross-bar & brackets (extras from a commercial-grade garment rack). I may even have a longer cross-bar, but if I do, it's currently buried.
Let's see if this holds up!