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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-20-2010, 05:21 AM Thread Starter
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Bicycle rack anyone?

Looking for a good way to carry mine and my girlfriend's bikes. I want something that doesn't look stupid which is why I'm asking. What do you guys have?

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Re: Bicycle rack anyone?

You could put the front wheel holders in your bed or get one that goes off the hitch which i have and its easy to use i think its yakima

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Look the best is going to be the front wheel holders. Thats what I was thinking but if you need your bed space that wont work. My dad has the yakima one for his expedition but he has no other choice haha. They def don't look good to me but they work.
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Re: Bicycle rack anyone?

Yeah I don't really want something on the hitch. I want it in the bed for sure. I've thought about the wheel holders for sure. Maybe bolt em to a tool box?

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Re: Bicycle rack anyone?

Could you just use ratchet straps and stand them up like dirt bikes in the bed?

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Re: Bicycle rack anyone?

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Yeah I don't really want something on the hitch. I want it in the bed for sure. I've thought about the wheel holders for sure. Maybe bolt em to a tool box?
Buddy here at work has that. Wheel holders bolted to the tool box.

Saw a duramax the other day that had this "roof rack" style bike holder going over his bed and over his tonneau cover. Looked kinda silly I though, but I guess ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

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Could you just use ratchet straps and stand them up like dirt bikes in the bed?

Thats what I do, I have had a couple different ones and just keep going back to the tie downs, I use the good ancra motorcycle tie downs too.

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Re: Bicycle rack anyone?

Mount em to the toolbox and strap em in. Glad to hear you don't want one in the hitch haha truck looks far to good for that!
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Re: Bicycle rack anyone?

You can buy just the wheel holder and bolt it to the box or anything else you like. I've even bolted to a wood board and just thrown that in the truck.

I use these things, cheap and work great for regular bicycles.
http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...0_20000_400019

They also have these setups
http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...0_20000_400019

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._1091591_-1___

Note, you can't clamp a down hill rig in one as they use 20mm axles, usually without quick releases. I just strap my DH rig in like a dirt bike.

Another option if you want to get fancy is you could mount a roof rack to your bed or to a piece of plywood that you'd then toss in the bed. You can get roofrack holders that don't require wheel removal.
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Re: Bicycle rack anyone?

All the cool kids here have Dakine tail gate protector and hang the front wheel out side.



I have been using Thule Fork Down carriers. They were originally for the roof rack on my Landcruiser (RIP). I aquired 1"x1" aluminum tube and fastened three racks to it, cut the alu to the width of the pickup bed so there is less lateral play, and just drop it in. Some ratchet or cam lock straps keeps everthing secure. My old freeride bike had a QR20 so I had an adapter to use the normal racks. My new freeride bike has a 20mm through axle and I haven't gotten an adapter for that yet.

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