This was one customer’s solution when his flight was canned!
Possibly the largest box we’ve made…
Our brief here was to design and produce a highly customised box to hold two bikes that could either be securely mounted to the rear of a RV or conventionally used for air travel. Customer required absolute minimum of disassembly so bikes could be quickly readied for a ride. Security was also a priority – the owners wanted peace of mind that both box and bikes would be secure when the RV was unattended.
The solution is a super-wide version of our Ventoux box that houses the two bikes head-to-tail without the need to remove handlebars or pedals.
Other design considerations are:
- Twin handles and each end to facilitate two people lifting in to a RV rack
- Additional bracing to support the box when hung on its side
- Secure attachment system to enable closed box to be secured to RV
Quite a fun design process – in addition to a CAD model we mocked up a wood and cardboard space envelope to test the concept before cutting metal – see final photo.
All finished in a low-key matt black finish.
A couple of custom boxes that have gone through the workshop in the last week:
(1) matt black Tourmalet with Argonaut decals in white – a very clean-looking box
(2) a Ventoux with the panels only in Wine Red (RAL 3005) – now on it’s way to Singapore
Our options for custom colours and decals are almost unlimited – and can really make your box stand out from crowd. Please contact us for more info.
Another example of our custom fabrication capability. Today we’re shipping a pair of these to a Canadian customer who wanted a system to keep his bikes upright and organised in the back of his SUV.
We developed this rack based on the standard mounting system used in the Tourmalet and Ventoux bike boxes – this accommodates both QR and thru-axle hubs and allows for a wide wheelbase range.
The idea is that these can be mounted inside the luggage compartment of a SUV or van, keeping precious bikes secure and out of the elements. Photos show seat-post removed but this can be kept in situ for taller vehicles. Each rack has two sets of adjustable outriggers to allow them to stand up stably – an array of slots provides for additional strapping to tie-down points. Finish is a durable matt black powder coating.
These two units were made as a custom order by laser-cutting and fabricating a number of aluminium elements. If there is sufficient interest in this then we’d tool up for higher volumes and add to the Buxumbox range.
Need something similar? Please get in touch!
We have recently experienced customer demand for a minimalist aesthetic where the owner wishes to apply his/her own decals, paint or artwork. An option for this Raw Aluminium finish has now been offered alongside our Standard Graphics and Enhanced Powder Coat finishes – here both the structural frame and panels are left unfinished, whilst latch and handle hardware is powder-coated black with internal fittings receiving an anodised finish.
The aluminium grades used have good corrosion-resistant properties and can even be polished to a near mirror finish if desired. The only instance where we would advise against Raw Aluminium is where box is used/stored in a marine environment.
For this option, please select “Raw aluminium” when configuring your box. A £80+VAT saving compared Standard Graphics is achieved with this finish.
Here’s one we shipped out this week to a customer in the UK – the RAL 3007 paint on the panels of the box is very classy, almost regal.
This is definitely one of those colours that looks better in gloss than matt.