Bike rack 4 big truck?

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by skyking, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. skyking

    skyking Bobtail Member

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    Does anyone know how to mount a bike rack to the catwalk of a big truck? I've seen a couple of racks going down the road that look pretty professional, but you can't always get a good look in traffic/weather. I haven't been able to find a company like thule or yakima who even want to talk about developing the mounting hardware. I can always try to find a fabricator to assist, but it sure would be handy to have a proven design to work from. Thanks
     
  2. pro1driver

    pro1driver Heavy Load Member

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    i have neve seen this, but i have seen a big rig or two going down the road with motorcycles mounted back there. that would have to be a customer fabricated job though.

    in your case, probably an "ordinary" bike rack, or maybe the type you see that mount into a class 3 reciever hitch (?) behind an SUV or pick-up truck, then have it welded to the frame rails


    here might be some for you.

    http://www.etrailer.com/c-BR.htm?Affiliate=google&gclid=CNPchMrok4oCFRMzgQod8hs9hA
     
  3. buck and a half

    buck and a half <strong>Mr. Miles & Miles with Many Smiles</strong

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    Charly Daniels,country singer was the first one I have seen years ago do that. he had a custom harley on his Peterbuilt mounted on the back and unloaded it in a few minutes. When my kids were growing up he did the cape cod state fair and was there every year,what a show he put on,real person all the way. My grown up kids still talk about those days,they never forgot his show there.
     
  4. Bittersweet88

    Bittersweet88 Bobtail Member

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    i was just wondering about this today! i'd love to take my bike with me. often times you park somewhere, but then spend a fortune trying to get to a theater, mall, or just tour around. and if you're lucky enough to have a day or two down-time and the weather's nice, you could combine exercise and sightseeing!
     
  5. Chillwag

    Chillwag Light Load Member

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  6. stylicho

    stylicho Light Load Member

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    I used to carry a bike in the cab of my truck when I first started but it became too much of a hassle. I wanted to find something to hook up to the back of the cab but I also heard that somebody destroyed his bike on the back by turning too sharp. So I dont know.
     
  7. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Medium Load Member

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    I thought about strapping a bike to to the back of the cab once, but I just figured it would be covered with road grime every time I wanted to ride it. That and it would be a pain to mess with whenever I wanted to use it.
     
  8. Dakinesauce

    Dakinesauce Bobtail Member

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    Skyking,
    If you have room under your bed, you may be able to remove the front wheel of you bike and place it under there. I had my bike with me all summer on my Pete because the was plenty of room for it under the bed. Now that I have an international, I like the idea of buying a normal bike rack and bolting it onto the catwalk. Good luck!
     
  9. 'olhand

    'olhand Cantankerous Crusty

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    Just to clarify--and Charlie is a GREAT guy--but the truck you are talking about belong to Sid Yochem out of nashville--at one time Sid had quite a few rigs--all doing music--they were wrapped for the tour they were on--but as long as CDB tours were that big(like back then)Sid always did them--and the black 359 stayed with CDB--and the Harley on the back belonged to Jackie Williams--who was CDB's who handled mixing stage monitors--and later was CDB's stage manager---but Charlie didn't ride--at least back then--don't know about now--but I doubt that has changed...
    Brings back some great--but foggy memories--
     
  10. BG-42-00

    BG-42-00 Bobtail Member

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    guys any ideas how to put a piaggio mp3 on a semi with dry van trailer?
     
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