"B a r r y B u r k e J r ." <n/[email protected]
> wrote in message
> On Mon, 09 Jun 2003 19:53:32 GMT, "scott" <[email protected]
> >Hi. I'm new to this group, so I apologize if this is off-topic.
> >Has anyone come up with a good, simple way to transport bikes in the back
> >an SUV? I'm trying to use Yakima's block sets to hold the bike's fork, maybe bolting them onto a
> >2x4 or a piece of angle iron. There has to be a way to do this cheap. Any suggestions?
> Delta fork mounts are cheaper than the Yakima versions. I moved bikes in the back of my pickup for
> years with two Delta "Bike Hitches" bolted to a 2x6. If you angle the mounts slightly, you can
> mount them closer together.
I did the same thing you describe and Barry did, except I had each Delta fork mount on a
different piece of simple One By (1x6 or 1x8 or whatever), which allowed me to easily slide the
different bikes around inside my Subaru Forester to arrange as needed. Using a 1x instead of 2x
also means the fork mount is even lower in case your overhead space is tight and you need all
you can get. I was able to haul both MTB and road bike with just removing the seatpost and front
wheel. Once I got a Yakima roof rack, the old setup got little use, but occasionally I still use
it if I have to travel a long distance in nasty weather and have the interior space to spare
anyway. It certainly is more secure inside also, if that is an issue.
Off to ride the mountains, Dale Heath Reply to newsgroup. Spam is out of control.