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    Best rack for pickup bed

    Hey guys I need some input on some decent ways to haul a bike in the bed of a truck, I'm tired of having to lay my bike down in the bed, I'd like something that won't break the bank either (being that I'm a poor college student). And if it matters, the truck is an 86 Chevy C10.

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    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...0_20000_400019

    Add that fork lock to a piece of lumber or plywood in any way that suits your needs.

    Done and done.

    BTW, why don't you like laying it on it's side in the truck bed? That's the best part about having a truck, the simplicity of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DParks
    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...0_20000_400019

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_46905-432-TC248T225N_4294815011_4294937087_?productId=318520 7&Ns=p_product_prd_lis_ord_nbr|0||p_product_quanti ty_sold|1&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl_Treated%2BLumber_4 294815011_4294937087_%3FNs%3Dp_product_prd_lis_ord _nbr%7C0%7C%7Cp_product_quantity_sold%7C1%26page%3 D2

    Done and done.
    Thanks a bunch, guess I better get started making a rack

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    And also, I normally have 2 or more bikes in the bed, and I don't like having my bike sliding around the bed, if I had a bed liner I wouldn't mind so much, but I've put too much money into everything else on the truck to worry about the bed haha

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    Here is what I did using mounts similar to what DParks liked to.





    It would hold a third if I got a mount for the center. If you want more pictures or anything, I can take more if you want.

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    Check out www.seasucker.tv . We make racks the revome easy and wont mark up your vehical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carraig042
    Here is what I did using mounts similar to what DParks liked to.





    It would hold a third if I got a mount for the center. If you want more pictures or anything, I can take more if you want.

    -Brett
    That's what I'd like to do, looks a little better than a 2 x 4 also...How do you have the bar secured to the bedsides?

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    Scrap lumber rack, and some straps, I've since put a eye bolt in the center, to hold 2 bikes, the wide one in the center is for a motorcycle, the bunge in the rear holds the backend down when the forks are compressed and the bunge holds the bike in place, thats a GMC Sonoma. The rack is removable.

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    Mana, is that pretty stable like that? All these ideas, don't know which to go with now hahaha

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    i mount mine like mana. usually we have 2 bikes in the back. maybe ill post a pic next time we go out. its usually pretty stable now that we have done it so much but we have had the bike fall over once. it was actually pretty comical when it happened lol

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    I've hauled bikes for over 30 yrs like that, once the forks are compressed the bike stays where you put it, the rack just holds the front tire inplace the straps are holding the bike.
    I just put my 1942 Harley WLA WWII motorcycle in the middle position and took it 500 miles with no problems, I got $12,000.00 for it, it's in a museum in St Louis, now..
    I've never had one fall over and I wouldn't take that chance with a $12000.00 motorcycle, if I didn't trust it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red86Chevy
    That's what I'd like to do, looks a little better than a 2 x 4 also...How do you have the bar secured to the bedsides?
    The ends of the rack are L shaped that fit snugly where 2x4's go on the bed. The bedliner keeps it from moving as well as the design of the actual mount for the bike for being lower than the mount for the bed. It does not budge, even going over speed bumps. In the end, it only cost about $15 plus the fork mounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carraig042
    The ends of the rack are L shaped that fit snugly where 2x4's go on the bed. The bedliner keeps it from moving as well as the design of the actual mount for the bike for being lower than the mount for the bed. It does not budge, even going over speed bumps. In the end, it only cost about $15 plus the fork mounts.

    -Brett
    If you have some free time would you mind taking some pics of the ends for me? I like the idea of not having to strap my bike down to hold it in place too.

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    How about this:

    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...0_20000_400019

    Or check this one out:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=523149

    I actually made one of those recently and love it. Cost me $27.00 including glue and primer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rehuel
    How about this:

    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...0_20000_400019

    Or check this one out:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=523149

    I actually made one of those recently and love it. Cost me $27.00 including glue and primer.
    I would like to get the XPORT Xpress truck rack, but seeing as how i have a toneau cover on my truck, I don't think I would be able to mount it to my bedside. As of now I'm leaning towards that PVC one that you posted.

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    That PVC one does look nice. The reason why I made mine the way was because of space and at the time I had access to the tools/machinery and metal. I will get some more pictures up for you sometime today hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red86Chevy
    I would like to get the XPORT Xpress truck rack, but seeing as how i have a toneau cover on my truck, I don't think I would be able to mount it to my bedside. As of now I'm leaning towards that PVC one that you posted.
    I believe by looking at it, that it doesn't get permanently mounted to the truck bed. It's supposed to fit all size beds so it expands and holds on to the bed that way. I don't see any bolts mounting it to the truck bed itself on the picture.

    The PVC one works great. I take my bike to work every day and try to get a ride in at lunch time. I just slap the bike in there and go.

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    Do you have the PVC one secured in your bed? And if so how?

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    It's a company truck so I use bungee cords to secure it down. Never had a problem with it. The only thing is when removing the bike, I have to hold the rack down or it comes up with the front tire. It holds it that tight. If it was my truck, I would screw it down to the bed and forget about it. I would fasten it in 6 different locations. One at each corner on the floor and one at the two corners on the back of the bed.

    I also just happened to be driving my local Performance Bike so I stopped and looked at the XPORT Xpress. How it works is you extended to fit your bed and it has a lock that holds it in place. Just remove it when not in use and you can use your toneau cover. I don't need much of an excuse to go into a bike shop anyways...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rehuel
    It's a company truck so I use bungee cords to secure it down. Never had a problem with it. The only thing is when removing the bike, I have to hold the rack down or it comes up with the front tire. It holds it that tight. If it was my truck, I would screw it down to the bed and forget about it. I would fasten it in 6 different locations. One at each corner on the floor and one at the two corners on the back of the bed.

    I also just happened to be driving my local Performance Bike so I stopped and looked at the XPORT Xpress. How it works is you extended to fit your bed and it has a lock that holds it in place. Just remove it when not in use and you can use your toneau cover. I don't need much of an excuse to go into a bike shop anyways...
    Does the XPORT Xpress secure over the bedrail? Or can it be done under? Because i have a tonneau cover on my truck, that would make it so I can't go over the bedrails. There is an inch high lip or so with velcro on it to hold the sides of the tonneau cover down when driving. I might just have to stop into the LBS and take a look at one next time i'm in town.

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    It has L brackets at the ends which sit on top of the bed rails. It seems to be designed to help hold it in place that way. I guess you can turn it upside down but I don't know how well it would hold up.

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    Wheel chocks are all thats required to hold motorcycles/bicycles with straps to compress the suspension, the suspension is what holds the bike the chock holds the tire from moving. Here is a removable motorcycle chock, I don't see why it can't be used for bicycles or just add shims,or just make one yourself, like my wooden one posted above.
    http://www.motorcycleramps.com/motor...eel_chocks.htm

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    Sorry for not posting the better pic in a timely manner, but here it is anyway if anyone still wants to see it.



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    Thanks for the update, but due to me getting fed up with my truck I'm going to be parting ways with it soon I believe, guess I'll be looking into getting a roof rack!

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    Simple.... I bolted a pair of fork mounts just a bit below the top edge at the front of the box. I made aluminum plates and drilled/tapped them to tighten the mount bolts into. Out of the way and easy to use; spaced them so 2 bikes will fit and not have the bars hit.

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