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Hey all. I'm a new Titan owner. I wanted to find the best way to move my bicycle, and my kids 3 bikes in my truck. I searched here, and found the Yakima bike mounts. A little pricey for 4 bikes. Then I realized that only my bike had a front wheel that could be removed easily.

Anyway, somewhere, maybe even on one of the forum pages, I came across these plans to make a bike rack that fits in a truck bed out of pvc pipe. Thought I would post a picture of the finished product. I painted it black because I was a little messy with the purple pvc primer. $30 for materials + ($10 for 2 cans of spray paint-optional). The plan is for 3 bikes, but it includes the measurements to make a 4 bike rack, which is what I did.

Copy and paste this for the plans:
http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/bikerack/makerack.htm

Here's a picture of mine:


Enjoy,
Mike
 

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Looks good man, way to use yr' noggin'
 

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Thanks Smokin' but they're not my plans. I just followed the directions. Works great though, cheap too.

Mike
 

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Yea good find blue. You can make it stronger by using sch. 80 pipe instead.
 

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I agree Heli. If this one breaks, or is stolen, I will build my next one out of schedule 80. That would be very solid.

Before I built this I was wondering if it would be strong. Once you get all the Ts and 90's glued together the thing is surprisingly strong. I also wondered how I would hold it down, but it is not a problem at all. I use two short bungies down to the permanent tie down brackets in the back of the bed, and it doesn't move.

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These bike racks are pretty durable. I found these plans a few years ago and I never regretted building and using this. Make sure the tire is not too wide for the rack and on my full suspension bike I had to shift into the large sprocket/large cog to clear the drivetrain of the rack.

Shiny side up!

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Rather than create a new post I thought I'd resurrect this from the dead!

I liked the original bike rack posted but the link is down, soooo I made my own and did a write up on instructibles.com

It was less than $20 including the bed liner paint!



 

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Seems like the bikes would sway a lot in a rack like this. How do you keep them from moving?
 

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Tagging for reference, great ideas! I'll be making one this weekend? Tailgate down and just strap them in? Looks good


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Seems like the bikes would sway a lot in a rack like this. How do you keep them from moving?
The way the two bars are setup in the back it keeps the bike from swaying. However, I do run a bungee cord through the front forks to prevent any 'potential' movement. I can try and get some pics if you need them. Here's a close up.





Tagging for reference, great ideas! I'll be making one this weekend? Tailgate down and just strap them in? Looks good


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Tailgate UP and just turn the wheels.

Sweet! I didn't even know that there was a thread like that! Thanks.
 

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Nice, that makes sense. I think my rear deraileur hangs down a bit too far for that though... that and I already have a bike rack in my truck :D

Good share, wish I would have seen this before RAGBRAI this year as I had to build my dad a bike rack for 4 bikes and it was definitely >$40.

Tailgate up and turn the wheels for you smaller whimpy trucks ;) I think I could almost fit 2 bikes lengthways.
 
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