How to carry a bicycle on your truck?

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by Hiro_Protagonist, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. HEAVY DUDE

    HEAVY DUDE Road Train Member

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    I have seen many bikes on trucks. To do it right you should install a bike rack on the truck because bungee's are not load securement in the eyes of the DOT. I also saw a fold up bike on a truck. Very cool.
     
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  3. Skunk_Truck_2590

    Skunk_Truck_2590 Road Train Member

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    I've seen some too. Thing is, you have to make sure you have a truck with enough room between the cab and trailer for turn's and such.
     
  4. 1nonly

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    I had a cheapo bike on the back for a while. It was destroyed in no time, though, because of weather and all the bouncing around. So I spent the big bucks for a folding bike. I keep it in the passenger side floor area, which works for me since I'm solo and always will be.

    If you do go with a bike outside, I suggest installing a rack (if the company will allow it- or is your BF O/O?) to keep it from banging against the truck all the time and covering the bike up to keep it out of the rain and salt and road grime. I've seen lots of drivers who just throw their bikes on the back of the truck any which way, but I can't figure out how they keep it good condition.
     
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  5. The Challenger

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  6. EdretiredinPhilippines?

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    I have a Bike Friday(folding bike that fits into a suit case). I wrap it in a small tarp and strap it under a flatbed. It takes about 20 minutes to set up and similar to put away. Sometimes I have carried a bike on top of the trailer but it gets road dirt and moved often at shippers and recievers.
     
  7. 1nonly

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    If it took me 20 minutes to set up my bike, I'd never use it :biggrin_25523:
     
  8. EdretiredinPhilippines?

    EdretiredinPhilippines? Bobtail Member

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    I only use it if I'm sitting for a day or two. How do you like Conus?
     
  9. 2wagondragon

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    I realize I'm dragging up an old thread, but I just stumbled on this site, and thought this was a worthwhile conversation to carry on.
    I travel with a bike for 8 or 9 months of the year, and try to get out for a ride as often as possible. It makes for some funny looks from other drivers when I clip in and wheel out of the truck stop parking lot, but I'm past caring about what others think.
    Anyhoo, here's how my bike rides. In the comfort and luxury of the top bunk in a Cascadia.

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    I've found some great riding trails and roads around the country, and I've just launched a facebook group for Truckers with Bicycles to share riding locations, and discuss issues surrounding the activity. Please feel free to join up.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/157997284394035/

    I'll throw in a little video I did of a ride last December. This ride was the day before the shooting in Sandy Hook.

     
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  10. 2wagondragon

    2wagondragon Bobtail Member

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    Back in the late 90s, early 2000s. I was doing a regular multi stop run to the west coast for a large environmental services company. I had a dedicated trailer that I could have access to the inside of any time.
    I fastened a fork down mount to a couple of logistic track clips, and hung the bike on the wall like so.
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  11. cuzzin it

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