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Old 03-31-2005, 10:05 PM   #1
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I've put 4 bikes on a Reese bike rack that slides into a receiver hitch on the back of a 5th wheel. The rack supports the bikes on the underside of the top tube. However, I recently got a new bike that uses Hydraulic disk brakes (just like your truck/car) and really dont want to crush or smash the lines. Any ideas on how to add another bike to a rack without using the frame to support the bike???


Ive thought about using the fork/wheel mount on front and the rear tire in back, but not sure if it could be done in a clean manner.


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I've put 4 bikes on a Reese bike rack that slides into a receiver hitch on the back of a 5th wheel. The rack supports the bikes on the underside of the top tube. However, I recently got a new bike that uses Hydraulic disk brakes (just like your truck/car) and really dont want to crush or smash the lines. Any ideas on how to add another bike to a rack without using the frame to support the bike???


Ive thought about using the fork/wheel mount on front and the rear tire in back, but not sure if it could be done in a clean manner.


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I have used just about all manner of bike racks for carrying my mountain bikes. I too have the hydraulic disk brakes, and when I used the reese carrier that clamped the top tube, I never had a problem with it crushing the brake line. The other options are a receiver mounted carrier that the bikes sit on a platform end either attach as you said, by a fork mount or by both tires. I currently use a Yakima roof mounted rack on our crew cab, and that works great. If you have either an extended cab, or crew cab truck, you should have enough room for a roof mounted rack. They also have extender kits for vehicles with shorter roofs to still be able to use a roof rack system.
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I have a carbon Y frame bike (no top tube) with hyd brakes, and a single sided lefty fork (fork racks would not be handy).

I welded up something to carry it in my pickup, and since I have a toyhauler I just put it inside when I'm hooked to the 5er...

If I needed a hitch rack, I would go with something like the new Sportworks Transport T2. Can be had in a 4 bike rack. Google, and you will find a bunch of retailers. Not cheap, but neither are quality bikes.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jeff_in_The_Dalles:
I have a carbon Y frame bike (no top tube) with hyd brakes, and a single sided lefty fork (fork racks would not be handy).

I welded up something to carry it in my pickup, and since I have a toyhauler I just put it inside when I'm hooked to the 5er...

If I needed a hitch rack, I would go with something like the new Sportworks Transport T2. Can be had in a 4 bike rack. Google, and you will find a bunch of retailers. Not cheap, but neither are quality bikes.

Sportworks Transport T2 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Thanks, thats kinda what I was thinking about making.


The Canondales (sp?) are nice, but takes a little bit getting used to seing only one side of a fork. The ones I've rode, feel just like a normal fork, but look amazing. And would really speed up chaning flats.

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