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    how do you haul in your pickup

    my question is what is the best way that you have found to haul your bikes, i just try to keep them standing, and tie them down to the bed. what do you do?

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    Not my picture, but I do it like this...

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    i can see that working, i would just quick-release the front wheel so it doesn't fall off of the bike going down the road.

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    If it's by myself, I throw it on it's side in the back (drive side up).

    If it's me and 1 or 2 other people, I first load up my sportworks rack (thule hitch rack with the wheel arm lock), and if need be, someone's bike goes in the bed laying down with drive side up.

    If it's more than 3, I have a fork rack that I built using 2x4s and fork mounts. I can fit 3 bikes with the fork mounts in the bed then the 2 on the rack in the rear.

    When we shuttle, I'm usually the one that hauls everyone to the top since I can fit 5 bikes and I have a 4 door dodge.

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    1 bike, I just lay it down in the bed - probably 90% of the time

    For 2 or more, I use this rack that I built


    Yes, the front wheels have to come off. Big deal. It takes all of 12 seconds, even with a 20mmTA.
    Grit, spit, and a whole lot of duct tape!

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    I recently upgraded from a dakine pad.



    So much nicer.

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    If you tie them down they need something in the front to hold the wheel from moving, this is simply made from scrap wood, I have it for a bicycle on each side and a motorcycle in the center, the wood can be removed easily. I have strap extensions on the neck of the bike, it only takes a few minutes to get the bikes in or out, the have never fallen..I use a bunge cord on the rear to hold the rear wheels from moving.
    <a href="https://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="https://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/manabiker/P9190001.jpg" border="0" alt="one bike"></a>

    <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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    i was thinking of making a bike rack/stand thing for my truck bed, how much did it cost you to make it?

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    my guess for manabiker's is that was just scrap he had laying around but new it is probably about $20 in wood and $2 in fasteners.

    I personally don't like the idea of hanging a bike over my tailgate

    I've been thinking about getting a rack welded out if 3/4 square tubing custom fit to hold 3 bikes to fit in the back of my truck.

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    I push my front wheel into the front corner, and strap from each handlebar to the tie-downs. Bike stays put. I'd put it in with the front wheel straight, but my 5-1/2ft. bed is too short. LOL
    I do plan on making a bed cover with bike mounts on it so I can mount the bikes up there, and have room in the bed for bike gear, plus tents, coolers, grill, etc.. for weekend trips.
    I've got the basic design drawn in CAD. Just need to get material and get to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stupendous Man
    1 bike, I just lay it down in the bed - probably 90% of the time

    For 2 or more, I use this rack that I built


    Yes, the front wheels have to come off. Big deal. It takes all of 12 seconds, even with a 20mmTA.
    Where did you get that through-axle adapter?
    Thanks,
    Colin

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    A friend of mine who works at a machine shop made that for me.
    Grit, spit, and a whole lot of duct tape!

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    Fork mounts bolted to a 2x12, or 4 bike hitch rack (tray/fork mount style).

    Also check out the Truck Cap thread ADDAM started.

    Stupendous- What material is the rack made of? Is it 2x2's screwed to 2x4's? Looks good!

    Chris

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    It is actually 2 pieces of scrap angle iron connected to 3 short pieces of 2x4, and rattle-can painted black. Before this one I had something similar made of wood, but it eventually warped beyond being useful.
    Grit, spit, and a whole lot of duct tape!

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    I either use my Dakine pad or I have a hitch basket that I build a rack to haul the bikes on.

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    Been using this for about 3 years now, works great and VERY easy to install / remove.

    http://www.thule.com/en/US/Products/...Bed/18344.aspx

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    I just use a wooden rack with some fork mounts. The funky shape holds my full-size cooler in the middle to keep in from sliding around. And my Coleman stove fits on the right. I have to take my seat out, but my wife's bike fits with it in. This is in a Ranger with a 6" box.
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    When I had a truck I just tossed the bike in the back. I'd do that with one or two bikes.
    --NC
    2008 Kona Cowan // 2005 Kona Cowan // 2009 Giant Modem // 2009 department store IronHorse // 1970s Schwinn roadie

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    Saris makes a mount for fork blocks that is adjustable so that you can add or remove bikes or just move them into a position that makes it possible to put other things in the bed. The mount can be a little expensive but blocks are only about $25

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