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    Bike rack or carry system for 2001 F150

    I bought myself a large Raceface tailgate pad today. It's too wide. My bed is only 57 inches wide. So the smaller pad should work. It doesn't. The 2001 F150 tailgate is weird. There are some bed protrusions right at the tailgate that make the tailgate's actual opening 48 inches. Nobody makes a pad that size from what I can figure. I'm curious if anybody here has this generation F150 and what you do to carry bikes. Final note, I'd like to be able to carry 5 bikes. Big family.

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    2x4 with fork mounts bolted to it. C-clamp onto bed sides and pull when you donít want it. Much better protection for the bikes. Pretty cheap too.

    There are much better options, but Iím assuming you donít want a $600 system. I always grimace when I see those tailgate guards with more than a couple bikes. I wouldnít put my bike on one unless every bike on it was tied down securely - and they never seem to be.


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    Going on 7 years with a 4 bike version of this. Not sure why anyone bothers with anything else for a pickup truck:

    Make your own Bike Rack

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    We produce the MultiTaskR truck bed rack by Exodux which fits any truck and can easily and securely carry 5+ bikes. The MultiTaskR also has attachments to carry kayaks, surfboards, lumber, ladders, etc.
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    Yeah that mounting/rack system looks amazing, but it's over $700 for a 4 bike system. I get that it's awesome, but that price is steep.

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    At $700 for a 4 bike rack system may seem like a lot, but if you compare other it to other high quality 4 bike racks such as Kaut, OneUp, Yakima and Thule, which have models that cost $200 more, and can only carry bikes. The value in the MultiTaskR is its versatility. The MultiTaskR only uses high grade materials, aircraft aluminum and stainless steel. It also has the most secure standard locking system of any rack and as mentioned, can carry just about anything you would put into a truck bed.
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    Thanks for sending those plans. I adapted them for 5 bikes. I still have to glue it all together and paint it, but it seems like it's going to be great. Bike rack or carry system for 2001 F150-20180128_170238.jpgBike rack or carry system for 2001 F150-20180128_170224.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by sciftw View Post
    Thanks for sending those plans. I adapted them for 5 bikes. I still have to glue it all together and paint it, but it seems like it's going to be great. Click image for larger version. 

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    Glad I could help. I know everyone is on a budget, and I sure wasn't going to pay asking price for any of the options I was seeing. I have tie-down hooks in the bed of my truck, so I drilled a hold in each end of the tube along the top of the front of the bed and the lower tube resting back towards the fender wells and put bungee cords on them to hold the rack in place, then put a hole in the top rail where each bike slot is for another bungee that I use to hook the pedal of the bike in that slot to ensure it stays put.

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    Do you have any issues with the rack touching/hitting/pushing the disc brake? The one disc just barely touches the pipe, but the pipe flexes away. Do you think lower the rack just a hair?

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    I haven't ever noticed a problem, no. But all my bikes are 29ers with 180 or smaller disc. Well. Except my wife's bike, which is 27.5 with a 180. I can put that in the rack and check. As far as lowering the rack - I keep the brace on the floor of the bed, so I'm not sure where I could go to lower it. I think you'd have to cut/shorten/reglue the brace arms if you're having a fit problem.

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