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    Will this work?

    Im fabbed up this bike rack using two Yakima Blockheads, but my bike wont fit in the bed of my truck (Nissan Frontier with the shortbox). Anyway to get the tailgait closed I have to put the tire like is shows in the pic. My question is....is it ok like this, or is it not a good idea?
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    It's probably fine but can't you just swing the rear of the bike over so that the tire rests in the bed? It seems like having to lift the bike up every time you open/close the tailgate would be a hassle.
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    the bed head should hold it secure... if it worries you too much, you can also get a bed extender...

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    It's probably fine but can't you just swing the rear of the bike over so that the tire rests in the bed?
    I can do that when I only have one bike but with two there isnt enough room.

    if it worries you too much, you can also get a bed extender...
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    Just put the tailgate down and run the strap over the top of the wheel. I do this with my DH bike and it works just fine. Just tighten the strap enough to ensure that it isnt going to move.

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    wrap the strap around the whole wheel, not just over it. Makes it alot more secure.

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