How to Mount a Mountain Bike Behind the Cab

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  1. downplay

    downplay Light Load Member

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    Can you please suggest any creative and practical ways to mount a mountain bike behind my cab?
     
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  3. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    I always put mine inside. Too much can go wrong with it back there
     
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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Right, store it inside the sleeper compartment. Unless you already have mountain bike, consider a folding bike.
    Storing one behind the cab will destroy it or it will be stolen.
     
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  5. 201

    201 Road Train Member

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    Good for you, as an avid bicyclist, it's a great way to spend some off time, as long as it's not the desert. I did an overnight dump truck gig, that I hated, and had a non-sleeper Mack. I took the wheels off, and strapped it to the jump seat. While all the others were boozzin' it up after hours, I went for a bike ride. I agree, behind the cab is not a good idea.
     
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  6. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    If you do facebook, there is a Truckers with Bicycles page.
     
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    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    I prefer to mount my bike on the ground, too much of a jump getting off the catwalk with no runway to get up speed
     
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  8. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    You wont move Mountings with that attitude
     
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  9. downplay

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    That makes sense. But, I have plans for most of my inside space. I’ve bought a quality replacement for my company’s crappy modified sine wave inverter. I want to have a small freezer for more non-fast food and non-truck stop food options and a little bigger fridge for the same reason. And, maybe a decent little convection toaster oven or other cooker. It’s possible to bake many kinds of good things! This way I’ll be able to save money and eat a little healthier.

    ‘There has to be some way to suspend the thing above the catwalk. I’m thinking vertically with bungees and maybe right up against the cab to protect it from being pushed into the trailer bulkhead. I could put padding between it and the cab. BUT, it seems likely someone else has already solved this problem. I will check on the Facebook page as suggested.

    And, there are ways to lock up a bike that make it difficult to steal. The really good stuff is expensive though!

    Why not the desert? Popped tires? The bike I’m looking at does have an airless tire option.

    Yes, I like to exercise and take care of myself a bit. I’ve gained about 4-5 lbs as a trucker. I walk some and try to get in a set of pushups most days; but, it’s not really enough. I feel bad for some of the truckers I see that waddle or can barely walk. But, they had choices all along the way in getting there just like everyone else.

    Also, the bike can offer more freedom in places to eat, shop, etc…maybe even sight see or socialize.
     
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  10. jaffles

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    Drop into a roof rack shop, or google bike racks / carriers. These days you get vertical hanging racks. They suspend the bike via the front wheel and clamp the rear to stop it flapping.

    Thinking there could be a single bike rack that could be mounted to a frame of sorts so the bike hangs along the back of the cab, rather than out from it.
     
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  11. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Watch the 10,000 videos on YouTube describing the technique.
     
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