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Old 04-04-2016, 10:05 AM   #1
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Hauling bicycles

We like to ride bicycles as well as our motorcycle. How do you guys haul your bicycles? I don't want them just laying in the garage, especially if I have the Harley in there. I will typically have 2-5 bicycles (we have 5 kids) and would like to take them but need a better way to haul them.

Just looking for suggestions or if there is a thread already link me please
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:15 AM   #2
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Hauling bicycles

I have put my bikes in back of truck bed and also in spot where second (motorcycle) would go. But I only have two and not five bikes
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:30 AM   #3
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A front trailer hitch for your truck could house many of the bicycles. Doing something like this would only leave a couple possibly to be tied into the garage, keeping your motorcycle safer.
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:56 AM   #4
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I've seen the front hitch pictures before. I would consider that option.

I wonder if some type of bike rack in the garage is around. Something I could strap down and not worry about the bikes moving around.

I'll try the bed of the truck as well. I tend to take firewood with me if I stay "In State" so that limits what all I can carry in the bed.
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I built a quick rack out of 2x4s that holds 4 bikes upright, when we get to the wherever we are going it comes out and we use it to park/hold bikes outside as well. It holds the tires (front or rear) tight to hold the bike upright and in position. When I built it I used the bikes tires as guides on how far to space the 2x4s that hold the tires so it is a snug fit. I don't have any pics but I can take some.
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I built a quick rack out of 2x4s that holds 4 bikes upright, when we get to the wherever we are going it comes out and we use it to park/hold bikes outside as well. It holds the tires (front or rear) tight to hold the bike upright and in position. When I built it I used the bikes tires as guides on how far to space the 2x4s that hold the tires so it is a snug fit. I don't have any pics but I can take some.

I would love to see that.


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Old 04-04-2016, 03:36 PM   #7
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I have lay up to five bikes against the rear door in our previous TH. Wedge the first two to opposite sides with the front tire in the rear corners, a couple of old moving pads between the "good" bikes and a few bungee cords to the electric bed track. I did this many times over the years.
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I've seen people hang them from the walls in their garage. I don't know how though because we do not have a toy hauler.
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Here are a couple, its nothing fancy but it works. I'm going to try to narrow it up some by stagering front and rear tires.
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I guess it depends what your kids bikes are. I built this for my (and friends) mountain bikes. All of our bikes have quick release wheels so its easy to pop the wheels out and secure them. It held 8 bikes, but it's been revised, narrowed, and might only take 6 now. I looked at a lot of options before I decided to build my own. I really wanted to keep the wheels on but the bikes take up so much floor space that way. I don't trust the walls to hold a 33 lb bike without falling apart.



With bikes. Pics aren't that great. There's about $28k worth of bikes in these 2 pics, no way in hell any of them are going on my front bumper!



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