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Old 05-01-07, 01:31 PM
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Mountain Bike Racks And Trucks

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New poster. Is there anybody out there who knows drive a pickup truck with a tonneau cover and uses a bike rack? I've seen this configuration several times at some of the places I ride and am interested in this setup for my truck. Does anybody know any manufacturers of the tonneau covers that can do this as well as how the bike rack was setup. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-01-07, 01:37 PM
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I have a pick up truck and use a hitch rack. Tonneau cover is irrelevent.
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If you didn't have the tonneau cover, you could haul them in the bed.
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Originally Posted by c_m_shooter
If you didn't have the tonneau cover, you could haul them in the bed.

You can haul them in the bed with a tonneau cover too. I have a hitch rack because laying them down in a bed tends to beat up the bikes. I could have gotten a bed rack, but I like to have the bikes on the hitch rack and have room in the bed for other things such as when I go camping.
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I helped a friend do this awhile back. He had very nice fiberglass colormatched cover. It may make you cringe, my friend almost cried while doing this but loved the results. He bought two fork mounts and just drilled mounting holes in the tonneau. We spaced them out and put them towards the front of the bed, about 10 inches from the front edge. At the tailgate end he mounted two eye loop style hooks and ran a bungy strap thru the back wheels for stabilization.

If you have a vinyl cover you could possibly drill thru the cover and into the forward most support beam and mount the fork mounts to it. It would make rolling up the cover all the way difficult, but you would still be able to roll up the back 3/4's of it.

This mount would work, or any from your LBS. I like the locking feature on this model, although the levers may bounce around (when not in use) and tear up the tonneau cover. I mounted these to a cargo bar and put the cargo bar between the wheel well and the front of the bed, works great and I had anice rack for under 50 bucks:
https://www.amazon.com/Delta-Bike-Hit...059822-9037624

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