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Old 07-05-09, 06:39 PM
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Thule Insta-Gater bike rack..

Does anyone have one of these for their truck?

I just got a truck and i usuallly bike with several people. I was thinking of getting one of these and mounting a bike in it and then using our U-Locks to tie 3 more bikes to the bike that is in the Thule. Will it be sturdy enough for this purpose? AT 130 bucks i dont want to buy 2 of them.

Any thoughts?
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Old 07-05-09, 07:58 PM
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I have two of them and they are great; very convenient and secures the bike well. You should have no problem securing another bike or two.
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Old 07-06-09, 10:19 AM
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I made somehting like https://www.ufpi.com/literature/bikerack-62.pdf was able to carry 5 bikes in the back of an s10 that way.
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Old 07-06-09, 01:51 PM
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cool

that woudl be a heck of a lot cheaper.

Were you able to fit it north of the wheel wells? This might be my answer. I have a tacoma and if i could just drop one of these in up near the cab i could be all set. Put some eye hooks for bungies to hold the bikes to the rack and drive away.
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Old 07-06-09, 05:52 PM
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well im off to the home supply store to see what i can build based on those plans.

Ill let you know what i come up with if anything.
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Old 07-07-09, 01:01 PM
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buy a couple of the fork mounts. They sell for 20 bucks each at my LBS. You can then screw them into a 2x4 cut to length to fit in the bed of the truck. Instant bike rack.
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Old 07-07-09, 01:25 PM
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im trying to avoid having to remove the front wheel. with a truck that just adds a hassle. If i had a SUV or wagon id be all over that idea. With a truck id rather just throw them in and go.
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