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    Bike racks in p/u bed, show'em if you got'em

    I might be getting a new to me p/u truck soon, a Nissan Frontier. I am just looking for some ideas on mounting a rack system in the bed for a couple bikes. Throw up some pics if you have any.

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    I built one for our Frontier when we had it. I still have it... you aren't in Florida by any chance are you?

    It ain't fancy, but it was super stable and holds two bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ataylor
    Yeah..I just found that...I must have missed it the first time a scanned through...thanks for throwing the link up though.

    Quote Originally Posted by pointerDixie214
    you aren't in Florida by any chance are you?
    Nope, West Virginia.

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    Used the same mount in the Frontier i had before this.


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    as i looked through the link in here to another thread, it makes no sense to me to go with anything but the dakine protector thing over the tailgate and hang the front wheel out of the back. i guess you could even use a thick blanket or something like that. not sure why anyone would go another route. am i missing something? do people think the bike isn't secure like this? i personally haven't done it and don't even own a truck, but just wondering since i want to get a truck in the future and will most likely have a small bed since i want an ext crew cab.
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    This was able to carry 4 bikes side-by-side. Maybe $60 in materials (including fork mounts):







    Current setup. TB60 tails mounted on bed rails (found it desirable to have the bed open for other items on longer trips): Going to add two rear facing fork mounted carriers for my friends bikes.





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    In my observation 99% of the pickups I have seen pulling into trail heads are hauling 1 bike (myself included) Whats wrong with just laying the bike down in the bed of the truck? Thats what I do, It doesn't get any simpler than that.

    When I am carrying the whole family & bikes, I use a 2x4 with fork mounts attached to hold them upright.
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    T2 rack I had. I was tired of the bikes getting killed by dust and rocks when we shuttled the long gravel roads. I can still haul 4 bikes on the rack and 2 next to it with tie downs. Then we put all our bags under the rack.








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    Quote Originally Posted by sk1er18
    Current setup. TB60 tails mounted on bed rails (found it desirable to have the bed open for other items on longer trips): Going to add two rear facing fork mounted carriers for my friends bikes.

    Sweet. I'm wanting to do something just like this, since I have a roll-top cover that I need access to (locked for tool storage etc), & always have to pull a trailer for work.
    This would be ideal.
    I was going to try & rig up something that would just be on the drivers side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk1er18
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    Current setup. TB60 tails mounted on bed rails (found it desirable to have the bed open for other items on longer trips): Going to add two rear facing fork mounted carriers for my friends bikes.

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    Sorry for the old thread bump but I was wondering what else you are using in addition to the TB60 rails for that setup? That is exactly what I would like to do, even though I don't think I have the cash for a setup that elaborate at this time, would you mind listing out what else you are using? Also, that is a very very nice truck, I'm seriously jelous.

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    13 bikes in total...

    This is what I rigged up for my team...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Si[xXx]er
    Sorry for the old thread bump but I was wondering what else you are using in addition to the TB60 rails for that setup? That is exactly what I would like to do, even though I don't think I have the cash for a setup that elaborate at this time, would you mind listing out what else you are using? Also, that is a very very nice truck, I'm seriously jelous.

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    Thule TB60 Rails
    Thule TK1 Tracker Fit kit
    Thule 430 Tracker II foot pack
    Whatever size load bars you need to span your bed

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk1er18
    Thule TB60 Rails
    Thule TK1 Tracker Fit kit
    Thule 430 Tracker II foot pack
    Whatever size load bars you need to span your bed

    And thanks man
    Thanks for the info.

    -Bryce

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    bare bones and basic. $35 to build from PVC and works fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk1er18
    This was able to carry 4 bikes side-by-side. Maybe $60 in materials (including fork mounts):
    I love your truck and your bike rack. Everytime I come across it on GMFS I drool!

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    It may carry up to four bikes and I love my Thule 822 BedRider bike bar. Getting ready for Sea Otter 2009 and Tour of California:



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    Pretty high tech here:


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    Dodge Dakota

    Objective;
    1; Get the bike out of the bed so I could close the cover.
    2; Still be able to roll the cover up.
    3; Keep the bike as low as possible. (expencive tree trimmers)
    4; Not spend much, as only need to haul this way a couple times a year.

    Only had to buy 2 lockable fork mounts, as everything else was laying around the house gathering dust.
    The fork mounts bolt through the header plate on the cover.
    The hardware to clamp the Alum. angle to the grab rail came from the wheel holder.
    Wheels held in place by a heavy duty bunji cord.
    Just made a 500 mile round trip (VA MTB Festival) some of this on bumpy gravel roads, and everything worked fine.
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    This is my first shot at building a bike rack. Took me and my boy about a day. He did the paint job, not bad for a 9 year old on his first try. Only thing I would change is I would make the bike slots a bit smaller.

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    Found a basket on craigslist,cut some aluminum round bars,attached with u bolts to bed tie downs and used a couple of cheap fork mounts. Works great for camping, I have room for all my gear under the basket, light bulky stuff on basket and two bikes. I've even used my old trusty Sportworks hitch rack with two additional bikes

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