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    How are you carrying your bike in a truck?

    I just got rid of the VW GTi and bought a Nissan Frontier. I was wondering how you all are carrying your bikes in your trucks? I have 20mm axles on both bikes on don't want to take wheels off and I usually carry multiple bikes at one time. Any racks you use or homemade solutions? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canada17
    I just got rid of the VW GTi and bought a Nissan Frontier. I was wondering how you all are carrying your bikes in your trucks? I have 20mm axles on both bikes on don't want to take wheels off and I usually carry multiple bikes at one time. Any racks you use or homemade solutions? Thanks.
    First I lift my bike up. Then I toss it into the bed (gently). I get in my truck and drive. This will work for at least two bikes. No expensive equipment, no taking off a 20mm axle.
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    i use motorcycle tie-downs and soft-ties ... cheap and simple...

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    I have a nissan frontier as well with a very short bed. When I carry only my bike I strap it in diagonally using motorcycle tiedowns. I have carried up to six bikes with the fron wheel/ fork assembe hanging over the tailgate. like this

    The Super T you have is really a very good fork. I'd take that fork over a Fox 40 or a Boxer unless i was entering a fashon contest instead of a race

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenschwinn
    I have a nissan frontier as well with a very short bed. When I carry only my bike I strap it in diagonally using motorcycle tiedowns. I have carried up to six bikes with the fron wheel/ fork assembe hanging over the tailgate. like this

    That's shuttlin'!
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    I have a frountier

    First, it is a real truck.

    Second, I use a Sportworks InstaGater Truck Rack ($100.00 at REI) to transport the 20mm thru axle bike and a Yakama Locking Blockhead for the removable front Q/R wheels. I have 4 rathere massive tie-dows mounted to the bed at each corner to lock everything to. Won't prevent theft but it will delay it.

    The InstaGater clips into the tailgate and the bike locks into it. It has worked great for me. The Instagator will fit almost any kind of bike.

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    Check out the DaKine Pick-up Pad. Quite a few folks around here use them for shuttling. Good protection, designed by riders.

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    make one of these......a box with slats the width of a tire to hold the tire. Use 2X6's so the wood has more of the tire to hold on to.

    all you do is throw this box between the wheel well and the cab of the truck. then you put your bike(s) in the slats..........you need a strap or bungi cord to hold it in place
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    lift bike high
    swing over bed
    drop into bed
    drive truck

    I have a massive cable lock that I sometimes use to lock it to the truck bed

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    SMT, thanks for your help, that is exactly what I was looking for. The rest of you...<shaking head> it is a good thing it is biking that is our common tie and not intelligence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canada17
    SMT, thanks for your help, that is exactly what I was looking for. The rest of you...<shaking head> it is a good thing it is biking that is our common tie and not intelligence.

    use 2X6's not 2X4's.....how can you say the moving blanket over the tailgate isn't intelligent
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    Tie Downs are the only way to go!


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    I'm Canadian, that not intelligent, thats a given.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canada17
    SMT, thanks for your help, that is exactly what I was looking for. The rest of you...<shaking head> it is a good thing it is biking that is our common tie and not intelligence.
    huh? i dont git it. did i mispel sumthing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingduck
    huh? i dont git it. did i mispel sumthing?
    avast ye matey.....ye be spelling good....to L with him....blasting skallowag...arrr
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    me and a buddy built up a bikerack pretty much 2 long metal chunks at each side of the truck bed, 2 metal beams coming up about 3 feet, high enough to get the front end of the bike off the truck bed, 1 metal crossbeam covered with an old tire, all welded up, can do the same thing with 2x4's no tiedowns needed ya just whip em on the rack and start shuttling, i can put up to 6 bikes on it in a cple minutes and be on the way up the hill in my lil S10

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    The fastest and easy thing I have found is to just lay it down in the back. If I am transporting more than one I lay a thick blanket between them, and they never get scratched or caught up in each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenschwinn
    I have a nissan frontier as well with a very short bed. When I carry only my bike I strap it in diagonally using motorcycle tiedowns. I have carried up to six bikes with the fron wheel/ fork assembe hanging over the tailgate. like this

    thats seven bikes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenschwinn
    I have a nissan frontier as well with a very short bed. When I carry only my bike I strap it in diagonally using motorcycle tiedowns. I have carried up to six bikes with the fron wheel/ fork assembe hanging over the tailgate. like this

    thats seven bikes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nobody242424
    thats seven bikes...
    double post, thats good you can count
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    I just throw it in the back on a mat. Used to just throw it in the back, but the pedal started chewing through the bed.

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    here's 10 on homies tundra down in bootleg. and here's another shot of my home-made rack for my truck. i made if for my t100, and it happens to fit right in the tundras as well. waaaaaay better than just resting your bikes on your tailgate.
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    M1 joel

    lol, i like the budweiser on the bike, i was doing that aswell, but need h20 aswell,lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by powderho
    here's 10 on homies tundra down in bootleg. and here's another shot of my home-made rack for my truck. i made if for my t100, and it happens to fit right in the tundras as well. waaaaaay better than just resting your bikes on your tailgate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nobody242424
    thats seven bikes...
    no **** u can ****in count good for u
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    here is what i do

    i dont have a pick up... and my front wheel is a true dedicated axle (got a kona coiler dee 05) so if you guys know of a good bike rack i can find that will fit the frame (i have bought like 4 different bike racks and they all seat the bike really weird/loose/not at all) i will be very thankfull. But back on track, I currently shove it in the back of an SUV and that leaves room for only 1 passanger.. which tends to be 5-6 books of cd's.
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    On short trips I just lay the bike in the back of the truck. Longer trips I tie it down with the straps I use for my MX bike. Cap on truck too so I just lock that if staying somewhere.

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    lol beer can resivior haha i did the same thing to my snowmobile race shocks a year ago lol........ got so many looks and actual people go......."how does the beer taste after it is ridden" lol

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