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Transporting Bicycles, What do you use?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by madisonsfinest, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Sep 13, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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    ffbartlett

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    I use the bed of my truck :confused:
     
  2. Sep 13, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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  3. Sep 13, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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    teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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  4. Sep 13, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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    Take the reflectors and pie plate off. It looks novice.

    Get out to the trails, how many serious riders do you see with their bike strapped like that? None, because they have a holder of some sort because it's easier, and there's less risk of the bike coming loose.

    With that strap setup if the wheels shifted the bike could fall over, granted the bed had grooves, but it could happen.

    I also wouldn't want to have my shocks compressed like that just transporting the bike.
     
  5. Sep 14, 2013 at 7:26 AM
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    teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    1. Shocks aren't compressed
    2. Bike has never fallen over even high speeds on bumpy roads, extremely stable
    3. Don't assume you know what kind of rider I am
    3. I asked a question about the rocky mounts because I was curious not because I give a shit what you use.
    4. Pie plate and reflectors? Do they affect your riding? I doubt it and I could give a shit if their still on. I suppose I could take them off so I "look like" a "real" rider. I like to look like I don't know what I'm doing that way when fools assume they end up looking like asshats

    :)
     
  6. Sep 14, 2013 at 7:28 AM
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    teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    What about the stones kicked up by your tires?

    Hope you have your mudflaps on still
     
  7. Sep 14, 2013 at 7:50 AM
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  8. Sep 14, 2013 at 8:06 AM
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    I like using this setup because I can lock it. Its no fort knox, but its enough to keep the honest people honest when I'm in 7-11 buying chimichangas and 40's of PBR lol.
     
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  9. Sep 14, 2013 at 8:18 AM
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    i beg to differ ;):cool:

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  10. Sep 14, 2013 at 8:05 PM
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    It takes 10 seconds to remove your front tire, lift the bike into the bed align the fork run your axle through the mount and tighten it down? Impressive. And to boot you have no bed storage left because you have to rig the front tyres somewhere.

    (To each their own) but look at the benefits of a hitch mount:
    rack the bike by the top tube
    keep both tyres mounted
    full access to the bed
    no storage loss in bed
    rack up to 4 bikes
    lockable (frames only)
    fully lockable (with a cable lock)

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  11. Sep 14, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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  12. Sep 14, 2013 at 11:16 PM
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    I like the rocky mounts cause I have a short bed. Even with the front tire off, my 29er barely fits. Plus its easier to load our 3 bikes in the bed without having to deal with all that strapping.
     
  13. Sep 15, 2013 at 12:27 AM
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    Carry your bike how you like. It isn't a dick measuring contest. Hell, I rode 20+ miles at Brunswick today and I drove there with my bike in my gf's Focus.

    PBR FTW!
     
  14. Sep 16, 2013 at 10:44 PM
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    This! I prefer fork mount on bed bars so that i can haul 5 bikes with entire bed to store away gear including the front wheels. Use whatever works and is more convenient for you. This thread is suppose to provide different setups for viewers to read. Keep posting up your setups!

     
  15. Sep 17, 2013 at 4:25 AM
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    I has straps, I has luggage rack fork mount trays, I has bed rail mounts, I has rec hitch rack, I has a fork mount 2x4 for SUVs or bed floor, I has da cling-on trunk/hatch rack, I has a pad for da tailgate, I can hang them upside down from the Thule xsporter, I can drag them behind the truck, I can fit them inside the cab, I can just lay them on the bedmat in a pile. I can haul any bikes, any how, anywhere in whatever e-peen forum fashion opinion of the week is current.
     
  16. Sep 17, 2013 at 4:57 AM
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    teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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  17. Sep 17, 2013 at 4:58 AM
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    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    I asked someone before, but I would be concerned with dirt getting between the tailgate and pad. Ever have any issues? Any scratching? I thought about picking one up before.

    I'd like to get a hitch mount when I get my cap
     
  18. Sep 17, 2013 at 6:39 AM
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    I've never had any problems with that. I pretty much only take it off when I wash my truck and have never seen anything that wasn't there before. I think if you keep the straps tight enough then dirt shouldn't really get in there. Its also got a softer material on the tailgate side to help prevent scratch.

    I'll be honest though, if I had $500 to blow I would totally get a Kuat rack. Those things are really nice and my local shop carries them. Otherwise I'm happy with the pickup pad. It also leaves enough room for my gear. My only limit is that I have a regular cab so people have to sit in the bed haha
     
  19. Sep 17, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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    I like having the bikes inside for all of the obvious reasons. I have had as many as 5 stuffed in back w/ front wheels and gear but it takes some creativity. These 3 are all 29ers

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  20. Sep 17, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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    teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    No doubt! They are sick!
     
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