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    Truck bed bike rack

    Any one have any good plans for an easy home made bike rack for a truck bed? I found some plans for a pvc version but was hoping for something just using a 2x4 or something.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    used a metal bar(channel) used for electrical mounting, hardware store has them along with bolts that slide into the channel for mounting then the ends i used rubber feet from load locks and i used all thread to tighten it
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    Bolt some fork mounts to a 2x6 cut to fit the bed. if you angle the mounts so the handlebars can overlap, you can get four in a mini-pickup.

    http://www.bike-racks-plus.com/saris/trapsforkmount.jpg

    Should be able to get them in most bike shops, maybe $15-$20 apiece.

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    Junior Member kaiserb's Avatar
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    I bought a couple of fork mounts ($10 each) and a piece of 1" HSS Square stock 6' long ($12 at Home Depot). I have a Ford truck with tiedowns screwed into the inner bed. I removed the tie down brackets and spot welded them to the 1" HSS, bolted on the fork mounts and screwed the whole thing back in the bed. It works great, its cheap and is very stable.

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    I use a couple of $10 fork mounts from Nashbar bolted to the top of the forward bed wall.


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    You rode how far??? GamecockTaco's Avatar
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    +1 on the fork mounts. I don't have mine on a 2x6, though, I've got them where I can tighten them into the cargo rails on my Tacoma.

    '97 Trek 830, '06 Scott Scale 70, '06 Cervelo Soloist,
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    I use this: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4413 in my SUV. I like it, and the price isn't more than individual forkmounts would be.


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