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All Things Bikes and Tacos! (...and Now Vans)

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Mar 26, 2022 at 8:43 AM
    KentuckyDoug

    KentuckyDoug Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been told that there may be an adapter that would allow me to use the Kuat and still lower my tailgate. Seems to be truck specific though. My buddy has one on his Ridgeline and we can lower his tailgate all the way. Doesn’t work for my taco. Either way, though it’s not as easy to use as the Kuat, my Saris works just fine.
     
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  2. Mar 26, 2022 at 9:14 AM
    backcountryj

    backcountryj Athlete - per @ginseng27 Google definition

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    A drop hitch isn’t vehicle specific (only hitch size specific) and should solve your issue.

    This Kuat one from Amazon probably isn’t the cheapest or only option out there.

    Kuat Hi-Lo 2" Hitch Extension, 7" or 10" Extension, 2 1/8" Rise/Drop Product Name https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003ASYPPU
     
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  3. Mar 26, 2022 at 12:40 PM
    KentuckyDoug

    KentuckyDoug Well-Known Member

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    Yeah… when I said vehicle specific I was referring to how (without a drop device) teh tailgate will open on some trucks and not on others. In the case of my buddies Ridgeline, I think his bumper is thicker and his hitch receiver sits lower than my taco.
    Either way I’ll stick with the Saris for now until I need to add a 4 bike rack. Then…. I’ll spend Kuat money.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2022 at 12:54 PM
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    Any reason the Kuat over 1up? I was looking at a rack for the wife to use when I am away. She can’t get the bike on the back of the taco and I have a diamondback cover so it can’t just go in the bed. Looking for different options.
     
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  5. Mar 26, 2022 at 1:21 PM
    KentuckyDoug

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    I don’t really know anything about 1up. My friend owns a local bike shop and sells Kuat. When one of our friends decided to buy a Kuat, he sold me his Saris at a great deal.
     
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  6. Mar 26, 2022 at 1:46 PM
    backcountryj

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    Right on. Just offering up a solution for the rack to tailgate interference.
     
  7. Mar 26, 2022 at 2:20 PM
    KentuckyDoug

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    Appreciate it… I suppose another solution would be to buy a Ridgeline…..o_O

    nah….
     
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  8. Mar 26, 2022 at 3:55 PM
    backcountryj

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    I’m not a Ridgeline hater. Don’t care for the aesthetics myself, but my old man is on his second one. He loves them. And he’s put his through more work and shit offroad than most of the mall crawlers on TW. It’s a solid vehicle, even if folks choose to hate on it.

    Back to tacos/bikes/racks. The 1up is the crème de la crème of tray racks. It’s one and only shortcoming is that secondary security is needed, assuming the user deems security a necessity.
     
  9. Mar 26, 2022 at 4:12 PM
    KentuckyDoug

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    Yeah… the Ridgeline isnt for me either. But when we (my cycling group) travel for rides it has some advantages over my Tacoma. More room in the back seat for passengers, more bed space just to start. My buddy who owns one has said more than once that when the time comes, he will get another one.
     
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  10. Mar 26, 2022 at 8:25 PM
    Sperrunner

    Sperrunner Respect the International Dibs Law

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    When is it to many bikes?

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  11. Mar 26, 2022 at 9:10 PM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    You arent there. :D

    "Too many" is an asymptote. You get increasingly close, but never actually reach it.
     
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  12. Mar 26, 2022 at 10:05 PM
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    Todays ride same place as two days ago I posted above. Same windy conditions but much warmer at 78°.

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  13. Mar 27, 2022 at 7:12 AM
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    SoCal_Erik Tiki Taka, Tika Taka

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    So I’ve been pretty into biking this last year. This thread has helped me greatly and I’ve been riding my local trail almost weekly. It’s about an 18-mile loop from my door. Anyway, yesterday I went to the local bike shop to buy my kid a bike since she’s been due, and while there my wife and I glanced over at some bikes and told her to get herself one. She was so excited. My wife hardly ever treats herself. In the evening we went for a ride near some paved trails as a family and it was so fun for all of us. She’s excited to hit park of the dirt trail in the near future. But she’s no risk taker, so flat trails it is for now.

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  14. Mar 27, 2022 at 7:17 AM
    tacoma04

    tacoma04 Laissez les bons temps rouler

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    Sounds like great family fun! My wife couldn't care less about bikes. You are lucky!
     
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  15. Mar 27, 2022 at 7:42 AM
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    From Wilder to the fun stuff at UCSC. Never a good sign to find that I have no front brakes at the very top. It made the fun stuff way more interesting. Backcountryj, I think this happened also when we were showing you around the Pinhoti trails a few months back.
    Taqueria Vallarta was well deserved.
    I should've done the quick bleed BEFORE the ride.


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  16. Mar 27, 2022 at 12:30 PM
    Sperrunner

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    Buddy got a new bike with a red Lyrik and didn’t like the color

    lucky for him i had the exact same Lyrik in black. So did a swap and think the red works perfect for this bike

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  17. Mar 27, 2022 at 12:48 PM
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    Sperrunner

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  19. Mar 27, 2022 at 2:54 PM
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    Short ride but oh well.

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  20. Mar 27, 2022 at 3:35 PM
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