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Storing bicycle in backseat of doublecab

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by antistu, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. antistu

    antistu [OP] Member

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    Hi, new to the forum and after a few searches I was unable to find any hits (other than bed bike mounts). I was curious if anyone has a trick or method for storing a bicycle in the rear seat area for a doublecab PreRunner? Assuming you can fold down the seat cushions and/or back seat. But I am specifically looking for way to secure my road & mtb (29er) without having it bounce around much.

    I was able to pull the front wheel off and wedge the rear tire between the seat and door handle of my old crewcab F150 so I am looking for something similar. Or I may just get a fork mount to 2x4 to fit it in the back. I’ll post pics if I go that route.

    I'm adding a Yakima Blockhead locking fork mount to the bed rail. However, in some cases I will need to keep the bike locked up inside my cab.

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. DueNorth

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    I'd imagine you'd have to take both wheels off to fit a 29er in the cab...even then it would probably be a tight squeeze.
     
  3. dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    I wouldn't even want to try to cram any of my bikes in the back seat but if it is what you have to do I would move both front seats up forward as much as you can tolerate and fold the back seat down. I could probably get my road bike in the back seat because it is light and easier to break down. My 29er FS on the other hand I would not even attempt.

    I have a really nice hitch rack and I lock up my bikes to the rack and I am planning on getting my bicycles insured. I have a canopy on my truck so if there was a time I was going to be away from a bike for an extended period I would lock it up in the bed.
     
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    I can easily fit both bikes (including the 29er) in the back with only the seat cushions folded up by removing the front wheel only. As I mentioned, I did this in the F150 supercab without folding the seat at all. I can almost slide the road bike in the back (foot/leg area) without folding anything actually. I am just looking for a good way to secure both. I’m sure I can fit a FS bike back there just as easy.

    I’ll post some photos soon as sort of a before and after.
     
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    I own a Giant Revel 0(2012) and when I owned my DCLB I had to remove the front wheel to put it in the back seat of the Tacoma. Yeah! I had to fold the seats back and it fit, barely. I am not sure if a 29er bike is going to fit back there or not. It's something that you're going to have to try out.
     
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    Are you still locking the bikes up while inside the cab? I'm not sure I see much of a security benefit unless you do, since it'd only take a few seconds to bash a window, unlock a door, and take the bikes.
     
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    No, I don't lock up the bikes. You are more than likely not going to steal what you don't see. In any case, If they want either of my bikes that bad, let them have it. I could use a new set of 10k bikes. :D
     
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    Attached Scott Scale 29er hardtail and Bianchi 928 w/700c wheels. Both fit comfy with seat cushions folded up. The 29er is secure as is, I'll have to get a fork mount to secure the Bianchi.

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    In my town, the window grazers are legion. They'd gleefully put a rock through your window for an old Huffy. That pair is so precious, even a meth head would know they were worth a little more. Have you considered a bed cap or topper?
     
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    Meh, why not just throw a blanket over top of the bike to help hide it then?
     
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    Tight fit! Hope you don't plan on toting around many passengers :p
     
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    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    So what was the point of this thread?
     
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    Why can't you just put them in the bed OP?
     
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    I see no reason to put it inside the cab. Using a fork mount and locking cables will make it just as safe (which is very little) as if it were in the cab. I just got back from riding my MTB and stopped at Walmart. Just don't stop anywhere too long.
     
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    Car grazers have an innate curiosity that drives them to see what's under blankets covering hidden things.

    As Wilson said, best not to leave them unattended for very long, no matter what you do. I know it sucks, but it's the way things work. Do you often transport both bikes simultaneously? I'd rather have them locked in the bed or a rack than screw with jamming them in the cab, but that's your call.
     
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    I made myself some bike mounts that go in the bed and can hold your bike up. You could even close the tailgate and keep both tires on the bike. Let me look for pictures that I took of it...
     
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    I use both methods (cab & bed). Usually I am toting one or the other. But if I am parked at work I prefer to not leave either of my bikes locked-up or not in the bed all day (thus store them inside the rear cab). I plan to use a Yakima Blockhead with the locking skewer for the bed.

    @dexterdog - Point of the thread was to find out if others were storing bikes securely in the rear cab. Sorry, if that's a bit boring.
     
  20. dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Sounds like from the OP it was a question of how to store a bike in the back seat, not how many store a bike in the back seat.

    If you are that worried about theft may I suggest bicycle insurance. Due to the high replacement costs of my bikes I find it a small price to pay for piece of mind.
     
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