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Old 04-28-2018, 06:49 PM   #1
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Bike Rack ideas

I have a short bus and would like to attach my bike to the back, maybe the back door? I searched for similar threads and haven't seen anything regarding bikes. I have a car trunk bike rack and can use some of those parts. Has anyone else done this or have any input, I would appreciate any help.
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Old 04-28-2018, 07:19 PM   #2
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2" tow receiver well mounted front and rear gives tons of flexibility.

Many racks so mounted also swing out of the way if that's needed.
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Old 04-28-2018, 11:27 PM   #3
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This is what I did.
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I built the bike rack because I couldn't find a factory one I thought was strong enough.
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Old 04-28-2018, 11:33 PM   #4
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This is what I did.

I built the bike rack because I couldn't find a factory one I thought was strong enough.
You can actually buy the bike racks they fit on city transit buses.

They are horribly expensive though, and I'm sure you solution is just as good, for a lot less money.
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Old 04-28-2018, 11:44 PM   #5
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Wonder if I can do that for a motorcycle, looks really nice
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Very nice. Did you build the back one for the kayaks yourself too?
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+1 on a hitch mounted rack.. the Jeepers (and I ) found out that the back door on a vehicle is not made to handle the weight esp if bouncing down the road.. i used to have a spare tire mounted rack that hung on my jeep wrangler's back gate.. after several long trips with my road and mountain bike on the back of the jeep the hinges began to deform and caused sag..

I put a square receiver on the Jeep and a hitch bike rack and never looked back..

with my bus I take my bike inside..
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...with my bus I take my bike inside..
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That's cheating.
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Old 04-29-2018, 12:14 PM   #9
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That's cheating.

lots of folks here think im cheating anyway since i just use my busses to go to starbucks, krogers, and on 3000 mile road trips.. and I sleep in hotels Most nights lolol.. im already a cheater

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https://www.ebay.com/p/Hitch-Mount-C...d=182037030386

Im going to buy on of these to try,if they suck im out very little money. Going to make a lightweight hitch for just it outa the reciver inserts that go in new truck recivers. I got a few doing interstate work,people pull hitch but not insert. I found 4 in less than a mile.
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