How to Mount a Mountain Bike Behind the Cab

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by downplay, Mar 23, 2023.

  1. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

    Mar 4, 2015
    The issue with having it behind the cab is that it’s out in the elements. The chemicals and salt in winter will be pretty hard on the drivetrain components and the calipers and rotors if it has disc brakes.

    A folding bike could easily be stored on the top bunk and wouldn’t take up much room. And since it would stay clean you’d be able to hop on and ride quickly without having to maintain and clean your drivetrain first.
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  3. ducnut

    ducnut Road Train Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    Everyone , including cyclists, has told you to not put it back there, yet, you’re still wanting to move forward with it. *facepalm* I just know, anything I value would never get put somewhere that’s the equivalent of strapping something underneath a vehicle, for 120K-150K miles per year. Just silly.

    Just buy a nice bicycle travel bag, put your bike in that, and put it in the cab. If it were me, I’d buy a nice single-speed city bike and take that. Simple and lightweight will keep it easy.
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  4. 4wayflashers

    4wayflashers Heavy Load Member

    Mar 14, 2014
    I found a barely used mountain bike at the truckstop over by the garbage cans one morning before sun up. I was pretty excited about finding a free bicycle. The chain and sprockets and a bunch of other stuff was a giant ball of rust.

    If you going to carry a bicycle Id suggest you keep it in the cab or get a cover for it and mount it behind cab and maybe remove pedals and front wheel for reducing dimensions.

    I definitely recommend getting exercise. I fired up the fitness app on my iPhone yesterday. Never used it before. It was around din din time and it said I walked .1 miles already that day.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2023
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  5. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Berea, KY
    There are quality bicycle bags and you can hang from the bar for the hose springy thingys. I ve even saw a fork mount on back. If you are determined to mount out back....
    But really there are a million ways to have it inside and out of the way. Just take front wheel off, poss. back or seat depending..
    Unless you have so much stuff you cant see out passenger window, in and out the door is not a problem once you figure out how to manuver stuff.
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