Originally Posted by mx_599
thanks f pizza! does it work well in a truck bed? do you need to even tie them down? or not really for short distances?
i will take the disc into consideration when building
yep, it works well, i have two hooks on each side of the truck bed, and i get a bungee and put it through the stand, and hook it to the hooks.. then i just have another bungee to hold the bike in place (handle bars)..
when i was builting it, i found the guys cost estimate to be off quite a bit, the pipe itself is dirt cheap, but its the t-joints and the elbow joints that hit the wallet hard.
A temporary thing i used to avoid the disc hitting was stuffing a old baseball glove behind where the wheel goes, and the wheel is forward enough not to hit the pipe.
Ill take a picture of my bike in the truck later tonight (truck is 250km away at the moment) to show you.
And if you are wondering, its a 94 f150 long box, with probably at least a foot to spare on each side.. i couldve made mine accomidate 4 bikes, but the wheel arches were kind of in the way, and its a regular cab, cant sqeeze in more than 3 people anyway.
edit: actually, i used a salt bag for a water softener to secure the rack so it wouldnt hop up and down...
another edit: sorry to hi-jack your thread there disc....
Last edited by free_pizza; 04-29-06 at 11:06 AM.