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    Hauling bike in truckbed?

    Hi all!

    I have a 03 silverado I use to haul my bike around. When I place the bike in the bed of the truck I lay it with the drivetrain facing up. I try to stabilize the bike as much as possible, but there is still quite a bit of movement in the bed of the truck while driving.

    I was wondering, am I hurting anything by hauling the bike in this manner? Do I need to invest in a bike rack before I damage my new bike? Any input is welcome.

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    i don't think so...you might scratch your frame or even your truck bed, but i don't think it's a big deal. if you stop and think about it, bikes get used a lot harder when they're out on the trail.
    i guess if you were gonna be on a bumpy road, you'd want to tie it down or something

    there are inexpensive ways to haul your bike securely in pickup truck beds

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    Dakine makes a cover to fit over your truck tailgate. it cost about $70. i use it on my silverado.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cracksandracks.com View Post
    i don't think so...you might scratch your frame or even your truck bed, but i don't think it's a big deal. if you stop and think about it, bikes get used a lot harder when they're out on the trail.
    i guess if you were gonna be on a bumpy road, you'd want to tie it down or something

    there are inexpensive ways to haul your bike securely in pickup truck beds
    I forgot to mention that I have a gm rubber bed mat. I didnt think it would bang it up too much. My main concern is damaging the disc brakes or drivetrain. I never thought about tying it down.

    I searched for the tailgate cover and hhsno luck, any chance you can find a link wayuphi?

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    DAKINE Bike : Pick-up Pads

    here is the link for that pad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayuphi View Post
    DAKINE Bike : Pick-up Pads

    here is the link for that pad.
    Thanks!

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    I use two of these:
    Tree Fort Bikes - Online Bicycle Parts and Accessories, Bicycle Tools and Maintenance

    Mounted to my toolbox and silicone sealant on the screws and washers. Doesn't leak and holds my bikes nice and secure. I have been very happy with them and my install job
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    I don't like my bike bouncing around the bed so I just use light motorcycle tie downs with "soft tie" ends.

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    2x4 cut slightly larger then the width of my truck bed mount to fork mounts on it, hammer it into place in the bed of the truck. done. going on 2yrs with it no problems yet. caution may dent the sides of the bed... but its not noticeable unless you really look, besides its a truck bed its meant to be "used".

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    Some really great, and cost efficient ideas out there. I think I'm going to try the tie downs first, as they seem to fit my application well.

    I would really like to buy a toolbox for the bed of my truck and mount my bike like ender. did.

    But, I just bought a mountain bike and my fiance would chop my balls off if I spent even more money


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    Forgot to say thanks to everyone

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    scrap wood, front wheel chocks, tie down, and tie down strap extentions, works GREAT!! wider space for Motorcycle in center.
    <a href="https://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="https://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/manabiker/P9190003.jpg" border="0" alt="bunge for rear tire"></a>
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    Quote Originally Posted by manabiker View Post
    scrap wood, front wheel chocks, tie down, and tie down strap extentions, works GREAT!! wider space for Motorcycle in center.
    <a href="https://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="https://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/manabiker/P9190003.jpg" border="0" alt="bunge for rear tire"></a>
    Now that's what I'm talking about! Looks like you can fit quite a few bikes in there, great job. I'm definitely going do this.

    A cheap way to transport my bike means more cash for upgrades Thanks for taking the time to help me out everyone! Lots of helpful people here.

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