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Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Robertocritser, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Mar 24, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    Robertocritser

    Robertocritser [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Mar 25, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    Was looking for something just like this...a cheap sollution to mount my mountain bike in the back of the bed. But, I don't get how you mount this thing (so it's not always in the bed, prohibiting you from sliding stuff into there when you aren't using it for carrying the bike). Would you mount it to some board or something?
     
  3. Mar 26, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    If you use a bolt with some washers if should slide in by the window, I will upload some pics for you when I get home
     
  4. Mar 26, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    hope this helps
     
  5. Mar 26, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy I feel so Devo

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    sweet, thanks!
    I've been meaning to get one.
     
  6. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    Thanks. No rail like that on 1st gens though.

    I bought one and figured I'd just try to mount it to the 2x8 that I have in the notches in the bed liner, which I keep in there as a little divider. Should probably work.
     
  7. Mar 26, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    im certain it will, with 20 dollars you dont have much to loose haha

    post pics when you get it done and let me know how it works
     
  8. May 31, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    Just curious how you guys are locking the rear wheel down? I have two bikes and just ordered a pair of these mounts (great find!) but the given the tipsy nature of the truck (07 access cab), i'm wondering how i can rig a "removable" wheel strap up? any ideas or anyone done it?
     
  9. May 31, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    Hey all. Sorry I keep forgetting to put up pics of this setup on my bed divider board. It's worked GREAT!

    Regarding the rear wheel securing...I haven't found it necessary. The clamp really holds the bike, and the front fork takes the brunt of the force. Would I prefer to have the rear locked down? Absolutely, but I can't imagine a way of doing that which would be easily removable and not mess up the flat bed bottom which is used 99% of the time without the bike.

    Fwiw, i do just run a bungee through the rear wheel, from left rear to right rear bed cargo hooks. I figure if something catastrophic happens, that may at least save the bike from becoming a projectile.
     
  10. May 31, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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  11. Jun 1, 2011 at 6:53 AM
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    To the OP, were you able to tighten the bolts down so they don't vibrate loose? It doesn't look like much room to get in there with a wrench.
     
  12. Jun 10, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    I went to lowes and found a rectangle type bolt and put the screw in that, you can also use two nuts and they secure on each other as well
     
  13. Jun 21, 2011 at 4:32 AM
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    Here are a couple of pics of my old bike on this board/rack. It seems to do quite well! I tend to not drive the truck too lightly even with the bike in there and it holds securely. I run a bungie through the rear wheel and disconnected front wheel, from rear tie down to rear tie down, across the bed, just as a safety backup.

    photo 1.jpg
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  14. Jun 22, 2011 at 4:42 AM
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    Looks good!
     
  15. Jun 22, 2011 at 4:51 AM
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    i actually was cheap and bought the less expensive mounts. I used some 'Automotive screws" with a large built in and welded washer to hold the on (and some lock nuts). The only thing i see that may be better on the other models is that the base plate needs to be just a LITTLE bit wider. the edge comes to the edge of the rail system and it looks like if you tighteb it too much you could sen it inside the flange of the rail system. So far so good though, took it down some rough dirt roads to get to the bike trails with two bikes on it and it worked mint. I need to come up with a cretive way of locking down the removed front tires because keeping em in the truck cab sucks.

    bigger BIKE RACK.jpg
     
  16. Jun 23, 2011 at 6:25 AM
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    I normally run a bungy cord across the bed attaching them to the tie downs and run it through my wheel. It's not secure but it does the job
     
  17. Jun 23, 2011 at 6:37 AM
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    +1
     
  18. Jun 23, 2011 at 6:47 AM
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    Made one for my 1st gen welded some 2inch angle to the tie down hooks.

    Bike rack.jpg
     
  20. Oct 18, 2012 at 8:55 AM
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    Thanks. I ordered two. Once they arrive I just need to go to Lowes to pick out some bolts/washers/nuts.
     
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