Re: Hooking the bike over the tailgate?



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TJ

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"Marz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Is it ok to hook bikes over the tailgate of my pickup? I saw a picture
> of this being done and wondered whether there's any major draw backs to
> it. Normally it's just me in the pickup so the bike gets the whole bed
> to itself. But I'm providing transport this weekend and I'm expecting
> to try and fit four bikes in the back. I thought if I just strap some
> foam over the tailgate edge, some more foam on the bed and drop off the
> back wheels, the bikes should fit nicely across the tailgate.
>
> There's no REI down here in Trinidad so getting a good bike rack is
> unlikely, plus my bike has a 20mm thru axle at the front and so QR type
> racks are also a no go.
>
> Cheers in advance for any advice.
>
> Laters,
>
> Marz
>


It's fine. Just don't drive like a "Jack Ass" I haul bikes in my pickup
that way. Usually 3-4 bikes at a time. Sometimes I have 6 bikes. If you
are going long distances tie in the rear wheels.

TJ