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adamant 11-16-08 08:31 PM

looking for ideas/Truck Bed Bike Rack w/o taking the tire off
looking for ideas to make a Truck Bed Bike Rack w/o taking the tire off.
any of you have any pictures that u can post?

spinnaker 11-16-08 08:55 PM

Two 2x4s on the bed with a couple of blocks of wood to hold the tires. Tie down straps to hold the bike. Pretty simple.

adamant 11-17-08 05:13 AM

thank you

cyclingcowboy 11-17-08 08:30 AM

I don't have pictures, but when I borrow my mom's truck while I'm at home on breaks to haul my bike to the county park and ride, I either lay it down in the bed, or using two lengthy pieces of line and a few well placed clover hitches around the frame and a logger's hitch I can keep the bike upright with ease. If you want a diagram, let me know and I'll try to draw it out.

Good Luck!

adamant 11-20-08 04:57 PM

i found this..

Nightshade 11-20-08 05:03 PM


Originally Posted by adamant (Post 7889107)

Copy ,and modify to your needs, this rack in Plastic Pipe!:thumb:

martianone 11-20-08 07:43 PM

Try a Thule Instagator,
i put a pair in the back of my Ranger.
Great way to carry a bike & helps protect them from road slime (vs hitch rack).

doctor j 11-20-08 08:04 PM

Here is my solution. I made two cables with "S" hooks on either end. Form a loop in each end of each cable by using cable clamps. Place "S" hooks through each loop, and squeeze one side of each "S" hook so that it will not separate from the cable.

The cables run from the saddle rails to the tie-down loops at each corner of the truck bed. The length of the cable should allow them to hold the bike up but not be tight.

Pass a ratchet strap between the front tie-down loops through the front wheel. Tighten the strap to take the small amount of slack out of the two cables and you're done. I've logged quite a few trips with this combination, and it works.

I got everything I needed at Lowes.

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