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inside SUV bike rack(7 posts)

inside SUV bike rackMonte2
Apr 3, 2002 7:53 PM
Please no flames about the evils of driving a SUV. I need it for a variety of work related reasons. I'm looking for a rack mount to fit inside my Suburban, similar to the Nissan Exterra. ideally, it would have a front fork mount with a lockable quick release. This way I can take the bike with me to work and ride during lunch. I can shower at the Y and go back to work. Thanks.
re: inside SUV bike rackDave Hickey
Apr 4, 2002 4:06 AM
I mounted a fork mount on a 2 x 4. Total material cost was about $20.00. Make sure your 2 x 4 is wide enough to keep the bike from tipping over. I've seen others that have mounted a fork mount to a piece of plywood.
I did the same thing; works fineretro
Apr 4, 2002 8:15 AM
Actually I used a 2x10, but it doesn't matter--the thing won't tip over when it has a bike on it. If the back of the Evil SUV is tall enough for the bikes to stand up (my pickup w/camper won't hold my 64cm bike), you can slant the fork mounts about 20 degrees so the handlebars overlap and get three or four bikes back there.
fork mounts and pics?kenyee
Apr 4, 2002 8:10 PM
Any pics of the mounts w/ and w/o bikes? I can't picture 4 bikes fitting on a 2x10.

Where did you get the fork mounts from?
what your looking for isSteveO
Apr 4, 2002 4:12 AM
a rhode-gear truck shuttle. several others make a similar product. the above suggestion on a 2X4e also works.

these are all viable options for moving multiple bikes. since its just you and your bike to work, why spend the money at all??? just lay the bike in the back (thats the benefit of having a great big truck). it wont hurt it. i promise.
re: inside SUV bike rackChen2
Apr 4, 2002 7:19 AM
I made mine with a pressure treated 2 X 8 wrapped in carpet. I tried a 2 X 6 but it wasn't stable enough for two bikes.
inside SUV bike rackTurtleherder
Apr 4, 2002 11:52 AM
This may be hard to visualize but I used three 2 x 4's and made what looks like a large capitol "I" with the sides of the "I" towards the center of the truck longer than the sides towards the door. This will keep it from tipping into the center of the truck on turns. You then put two fork mounts on either end on either side on the horizontal parts of the "I" and then you can carry two bikes, side by side, front wheel to back wheel in about half the space of two bikes with the handle bars next to each other.