Bicycle Mechanics - Truck Bed Fork Mounts for Child's Bike?
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Hello, I recently purchased a truck bed fork mount, but I need one that fits the space between the forks of a childs bike (the distance is about 3.5", where the one i bought is 4"). Do you know if anyone sells fork mounts in this size? This would really help me out, thanks a lot for anyone's help.
10-30-07, 12:43 PM
Does it look something like this?
If so, you could hacksaw 1/4" off each end and use a 1/2" spacer.
Yes thats exactly what it looks like. The other problem though, is that the axle does not fit into the fork either, the axle on the mount is about 3/8" and it needs to be around 5/16". However, this would probably make the mount swing around too much, and i need something that, when screwed in, isn't able to move at all. Are you sure there is no mount that is made for smaller bikes?
10-30-07, 01:10 PM
If the axle is too thick, you could file flats on it to fit the fork.
when you say I could file flats to fit the fork, do you mean cutting a small notch or groove in the axle at the location of the fork so the new size can accept the fork mount? if so, what tool can i use to do this?
11-05-07, 08:27 AM
11-06-07, 01:23 PM
IMO, it isn't worth the time and effort. I just bungee cord the bike in the truck with the tie downs.
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