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im tired of just tossing my bike in the bed of my tundra and dont want to spend big bucks on a store bought rack. so, lets see what ya got.
 

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I've got 2 mounts on a piece of wood wedged in the front bed of my Colorado. Works great and only cost maybe $35. I could probably add another mount and fit a third bike if I needed to.

The mounts screw into the wood and you attach the front fork to them. Put the front tire elsewhere. I'll take a picture and post it here tomorrow.
 

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There are several threads on this topic in the Car and Biker forum...

I'm getting a Pipeline rack for my birthday next week for my Titan. :D
 

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im tired of just tossing my bike in the bed of my tundra and dont want to spend big bucks on a store bought rack. so, lets see what ya got.
I didn't like having to climb into the bed to secure a bike, so I made mine with front wheel near the tailgate.
Not sure if your Tundra bed would be long enough or have the slot in the side rails to make this work but here's a few pix of mine. Ford F150 6.5ft bed

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I didn't like having to climb into the bed to secure a bike, so I made mine with front wheel near the tailgate.
Not sure if your Tundra bed would be long enough or have the slot in the side rails to make this work but here's a few pix of mine. Ford F150 6.5ft bed

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thats great. where did you get the quick release hardware and brackets?

this is what i threw together after 7 or 8 beers with what i had in the shed.

 

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thats great. where did you get the quick release hardware and brackets?
I'm pretty sure I got both of them at Price Point or Jenson. Just google "Quick Release Fork Mount" for best prices. I found my second set for less than 10 bucks on a clearance deal.

The 20mm Filzer Fork Adapter, I found on Amazon

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I need to find a better shot but it is a pair of modified old womens road bike frames tied together with a pipe and bed bar(the threaded kind with plates at the ends) through the bottom bracket shells. Adjustable width, perfect hold on mtb tires and only needed bungee at the other end. I would still have it installed if I had a truck. It was the most convenient rack design I have yet seen, especially if you have a 6 ft bed.
 
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I did a search of the "Cars and Bikes" thread and found the plans for a stand-up rack made out of PVC. After modifying the plans for 2 bikes (the plans were for 3) and changing the dimensions to fit my Chevy S-10, all it took was $20 worth of PVC pipe and about two hours, and the result looks like this. All I have to do now is paint it flat black and I'm good to go!

I thought about doing the 2x4/axle mount thing, but the idea of having to take the front wheel off of my bike every time I want to use it didn't appeal to me. Neither did the idea of the loose wheel sliding around in the bed of my truck, and after being on the trails I sure ain't putting it in the cab!
 

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Just a piece of lumber with the 3 fork mounts, I bent up some shelf brackets to hang over the front of the box, tied it down with a couple of cheap turn buckles.
 

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I did a search of the "Cars and Bikes" thread and found the plans for a stand-up rack made out of PVC. After modifying the plans for 2 bikes (the plans were for 3) and changing the dimensions to fit my Chevy S-10, all it took was $20 worth of PVC pipe and about two hours, and the result looks like this. All I have to do now is paint it flat black and I'm good to go!

I thought about doing the 2x4/axle mount thing, but the idea of having to take the front wheel off of my bike every time I want to use it didn't appeal to me. Neither did the idea of the loose wheel sliding around in the bed of my truck, and after being on the trails I sure ain't putting it in the cab!
You'll want to find a way to strap the bikes in the middle as well. I've been using a version of the PVC rack for a year on some 4x4 only terrain (and some very long highway trips)...works great but the bikes will tilt and crack the PVC. A single strap over the seat (or handlebar depending on rear wheel or front wheel in the rack) keeps everything solid as heck and the rack going strong
 

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im tired of just tossing my bike in the bed of my tundra and dont want to spend big bucks on a store bought rack. so, lets see what ya got.
I use the bed extender as a bike rack in my tundra. I wrapped plumbing foam around the bars and duct taped them on to provide cushion. I use a small strap to secure the toptube to the extender and then a locking ratchet strap to secure the bike to the bed. It can hold 4 bikes.

I really dislike the ones that require removing a wheel. The great thing about this is you dont need to climb into the bed, just lift the bike over. it also leaves the rest of the bed available. I also use the bed extender for all the other things you use an extender for.

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I have 2 words for you: Ratchet straps. Think of a motorcycle on a trailer.
Having been a biker since 1978, I've hauled more than my fair share of motorcycles in pickup trucks, and I'm here to tell you that unless you have a kickstand on your bike - whatever kind of bike it is, motor or none - strapping in a bike is a two-man operation. With a stand-up rack like this, it's a one-man job to get the bike in the truck and secured. And as you can see, I'm also using the rack in my garage to keep the bikes in when they're not being used, so I killed two birds with one stone. But thanks for the suggestion anyway!

You'll want to find a way to strap the bikes in the middle as well. I've been using a version of the PVC rack for a year on some 4x4 only terrain (and some very long highway trips)...works great but the bikes will tilt and crack the PVC. A single strap over the seat (or handlebar depending on rear wheel or front wheel in the rack) keeps everything solid as heck and the rack going strong
Had that thought already, and I absolutely plan to do just as you suggest! Thanks for the input!
 

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Having been a biker since 1978, I've hauled more than my fair share of motorcycles in pickup trucks, and I'm here to tell you that unless you have a kickstand on your bike - whatever kind of bike it is, motor or none - strapping in a bike is a two-man operation. With a stand-up rack like this, it's a one-man job to get the bike in the truck and secured. And as you can see, I'm also using the rack in my garage to keep the bikes in when they're not being used, so I killed two birds with one stone. But thanks for the suggestion anyway!
Huh. My buddy who I ride with all of the time uses straps for his Mt bike and hasn't had a problem in the 3 plus years he's been doing it by himself.
It's really not that tough.
 

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I've got three fork mounts installed down each bed rail. Yes, I had to drill through the truck but it's my truck right now so I don't care what other people think about future re-sale. Having them on the side like this makes it very easy to install each bike. I never have to climb into the bed. Because the bed is long enough, I still have room near the bed gate for gear. This is all very handy for my guide business. It ended up being pretty cheap for all the basic mounts, it's all the different fork adapters that get expensive.
 

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I just throw my front wheel over the tailgate and put a piece of old carpet or my floor mat between the down tube and the tailgate. I don't mind just laying it on it's side either though.
 
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