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Quick DIY bike rack?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by feebs03, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Mar 12, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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    feebs03

    feebs03 [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Mar 12, 2013 at 8:57 PM
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    I have the locking Yakima fork mounts, with a little work (threaded bar, or washers) they could be mounted to the tacoma rails. I got mine used and they had custom machined and threaded mounts that slid into the rail (the may have been for a Tundra rail, but they worked)
     
  3. Mar 12, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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    Bennett707

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    first gens dont have rails.




    OP, do you have a box in the back of your truck?
     
  4. Mar 12, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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    Osugoose

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    My bad, didn't see the year, fail on my part.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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    I don't. I plan on getting a no and nice mounts but looking for something quick
     
  6. Mar 13, 2013 at 8:34 PM
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    Glueman

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    I made a rack just like the one in the link. It cost me about $30 in PVC. Works awesome. I've been using it for 3-4 years with my DH race bikes (~45 lbs each). No issues with it. Took me about 2 hours to build.
     
  7. Mar 14, 2013 at 6:05 AM
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    For quick and dirty - 2 x 4 lumber cut to fit the width of the bed (snug fit). Bolt on one of those quick release fork mounts to the lumber plank you just cut. If you have a 15/20mm thru axle on your fork, also need to pick up a thru axle adaptor.

    Done. Total time to make, maybe 10 minutes.

    Snug fit on the wood will keep the bike secure in the bed and the bike upright. If you don't have a tight compression fit, then this rack won't be stable.

    I did this four years ago and thought I'd "upgrade" to the PVC pipe rack, but never found the need to.
     
  8. Mar 14, 2013 at 6:20 AM
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    Kailey Jo

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    Tailgate + Blanket, front wheel over... nothing quicker than that.
    You can also up-mod it later and add a bungee.
     
  9. Mar 14, 2013 at 6:34 AM
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    2nd'd. I did the same thing. About the same cost as all the PVC, 1/8th of the size to store it when not in use. Totally stable. Just run to your nearest bike shop and grab the fork mounts, take a 2x4 scrap piece you have laying around and you're done.
     
  10. Mar 14, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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    I had a couple of Yakima fork mounts laying around that I put on a cargo bar (tension mount in the bed of the truck). It needs a little bit of support in the middle (a block of wood underneath to keep it from bouncing) but has otherwise worked great for me. Here is a much newer version of the fork mount (pictured with a tire mount) and the cargo bar I used.

    Mount:
    http://www.amazon.com/Yakima-Mount-...3289636&sr=1-17&keywords=bike+rack+mount+fork

    Bar:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0069ARUKI/ref=oh_details_o01_s02_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  11. Mar 14, 2013 at 9:17 PM
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    thanks for the ideas, I ended up doing this.... could only fit 3 wide, will probable do the blanket mod with the fourth. total cost was $5.75 doesnt get much cheeper. I plan on getting nice mounts soon but this will work for this weekend. (the bikes in the pic are only for test fitting)

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  12. Mar 15, 2013 at 6:28 AM
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    Zork

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    Here is mine. It ran me about $60 when all said & done. Took me a couple hours to fab up.

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  13. Mar 15, 2013 at 7:48 AM
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    paranoid56

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    fork mounts are nice but for some bikes (DH) its just not practical. i have used the one at the top and it works great. throw in 3 bikes and only needs one strap to hold them all in.
     

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