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Reply #20 - 03/19/15 at 10:02am
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Those are pretty cool.
  
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Reply #21 - 03/19/15 at 4:58pm
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Reply #22 - 04/06/15 at 1:48pm
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I stole FourMat's idea but I manned up and drilled holes in my cover.


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Reply #23 - 04/08/15 at 2:58am
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I still think it was my idea to put it on top of the truck bed  Roll Eyes  (just not on the tonneau cover)  Y-duck, that install looks really clean; did you have to add the channel rails first?  And how easy does it lift with two bikes?

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Reply #24 - 04/08/15 at 12:44pm
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FredRubble wrote on 03/19/15 at 1:05am:
I use these... 

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Ditto. If I'm taking one bike, and I'm going to be running around all day - I use this mount. I also run a cable lock through the frame and rear wheel. So it's locked in 2 places. 

Option 2 is a hitch rack that I can swap between the car and truck. (swagman)

Option 3 is over the tailgate.

Option 4 is in the back. This is usually where the bike is after a ride, and on the way home. No need to take the wheel back off...
  
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Reply #25 - 04/08/15 at 12:50pm
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KitJ BBQman wrote on 04/08/15 at 2:58am:
I still think it was my idea to put it on top of the truck bed  Roll Eyes  (just not on the tonneau cover)  Y-duck, that install looks really clean; did you have to add the channel rails first?  And how easy does it lift with two bikes?

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I went to the Pull a Part and robbed the tracks and bolts off of a Ford Explorer.  Inside I cut little pieces of aluminum to help spread the load.  It can still be lifted with 2 bikes on it but it is a little heavy.  It is a 2 handed operation where without the rack it is a 1 handed operation.   

  
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Re: Truck - Where to put bikes
Reply #26 - 04/09/15 at 3:14am
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Yellowduck wrote on 04/08/15 at 12:50pm:



I went to the Pull a Part and robbed the tracks and bolts off of a Ford Explorer.  Inside I cut little pieces of aluminum to help spread the load.  It can still be lifted with 2 bikes on it but it is a little heavy.  It is a 2 handed operation where without the rack it is a 1 handed operation.  


Y-duck, did you look in to getting a higher rated gas lift?  I recently had to replace one in a truck box and found the internet resources for gas lift shocks to be very vast.
  
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