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Bikes in a truck cap

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by carlsv650, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Dec 31, 2008 at 1:54 PM
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    carlsv650

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    I'm new to the forum. I'm looking to install an ARE MX series cap. I want to be able to continue using my current bike mounting system. I use to stock cleats with toyota factory QR's. Does anyone out there put there bikes in the bed with a truck cap. I'm a former Jarhead so pictures would be great if you got them?
     
  2. Dec 31, 2008 at 1:57 PM
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    Oohrah! welcome to the forum. what kind of bike are you talking about?
     
  3. Dec 31, 2008 at 2:04 PM
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    carlsv650

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    two mountain bikes I've done some measuring to the top of the handle bars. 27" is my max height. The cap I'm looking at on paper gives me a max inside height of 28". Not much room.
     
  4. Dec 31, 2008 at 3:25 PM
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    I got the ARE because Snugtop didn't make the Highliner that I had on my earlier generation Tacomas at that time in 2007. Still like the Snugtop better.
    Pictures of our tandem and the slider I made to get it in without having to crawl back and secure it. Works for my single too. If I need to haul another single I have more Thule mounts and the Saris rail that the slider is mounted to.

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  5. Dec 31, 2008 at 4:05 PM
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    I have an ARE CX topper on the 5' bed. You can see from my pics that the fit is tight with a medium sized frame and I am bolting the fork mounts to a board. I'm not sure what the difference is in height between the MX and CX. I can't even fit two bikes in the back because of the short bed. Oh well, my last truck was a Ranger and I had to take the seatpost/seat off everytime to fit it in the topper.

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  6. Jan 1, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    Thanks for the help we are going with the MX series from ARE. I'll post pictures of the finished product. I've got a great idea for our tandem bike. Happy new year.
     
  7. Jan 1, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    What kind of Tandem?
    Our purchase of a Tandem in 2006 made me buy the truck. Couldn't take putting it on top of our Rav after a few times.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    We purchased a Co-Motion Roadster this past May. We Just completed our Annual Polar Bear ride this morning. I like how easily you can load your tandem. I'm no carpenter but you've helped me get the wheels turning in my brain housing group
     
  9. Jan 2, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    Feel free to contact me for any questions or more detailed pictures. :)
     
  10. Jan 2, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    We just order the MX Cap today. I'll let you know how everything goes. I'm thinking about making a mount very close to your's. But I will try and make it out of honeycomb and carbon. I hope!
     
  11. Jan 2, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    lsocoee

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    that is one sexy bike you have there. I'd love to have one like that.
     
  12. Jan 2, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    Now you are making me jealous. This one is just supposed to be my proto-type out of plywood to later be made from aluminum.
    Bottom line. It works, I'm lazy so why build another one.
    Now you have stirred my competitive side up.:D
     
  13. Jan 2, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    Thanks. It's a "Country Road Bob" made by Van Dessel. I have it set up as a single speed road bike with disk brakes. The frame and fork has clearance for up to 45mm tires.
     
  14. Jan 3, 2009 at 7:10 AM
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    I'm the lazy one. making that mount out of wood is much harder than composite. The cutout for the sliding mount would be much less of a hassle using composite. The only real issue is price. I was also thinking about aluminum extrusion for sliders.
     
  15. Jan 3, 2009 at 9:55 AM
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    I originally was thinking of drawer glides but the cost was way high for anything that long and sturdy.
    I needed to not only get the bike back there but needed to move to the left at the same time after clearing the hatch.
    My next version will be a little more angle and not near as heavy.
    This one is 70 pounds. I'm thinking aluminum framing with some polished diamond plate would be cool.
    I want to see your version before I get started on mine though.
     
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