Mountain bike mover

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Mountain bike mover

Post by Apollo12 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:58 pm

So as well as my new Caddy being an everyday vehicle, one of the main reasons for switching from having a car to a van was to easily transport my mtb. I bought a fork mount online and decided rather than bolting it to the van itself, I’d attach it to a removable piece of 2x4. As well as being a nice snug fit (measure twice cut once n all that), I used some door bolts to help keep it secured in place in transit. Pretty happy with how it’s worked out and took it for its maiden voyage yesterday, rock solid :) Image
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Re: Mountain bike mover

Post by Mtb993 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:23 am

Looks great, do you think you could get two bikes in side by side like this or would you need to 'top and tail' them?

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Re: Mountain bike mover

Post by Stedlocks » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:08 am

When the latest trend goes to 900mm bars, you'll struggle! :lol:

Lovely looking van though.....sits nice!
I can easily get two bikes side by side, but I dont have a fork mount. Both large size, 29er and 29plus

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Re: Mountain bike mover

Post by ashigham » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:43 pm

Jealous of this as my tree frog mount is starting to have a little bit of movement after a year of dragging my bike round.

Got a link to the fork mount you used?

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Re: Mountain bike mover

Post by ashigham » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:43 pm

Also a link to those front wheel hangers would be awesome as well lol

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Re: Mountain bike mover

Post by Apollo12 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:43 am

Mtb993 wrote:Looks great, do you think you could get two bikes in side by side like this or would you need to 'top and tail' them?
Thanks! Yeah I’ve checked it and will be able to fit another one side by side, slightly staggered so the handlebars don’t clash. The design of the bulkhead means the passenger side bike can go in the van that little bit further.


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Re: Mountain bike mover

Post by Apollo12 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:45 am

ashigham wrote:Jealous of this as my tree frog mount is starting to have a little bit of movement after a year of dragging my bike round.

Got a link to the fork mount you used?
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07PH41SRN? ... E_DDE_dt_1

Haven’t got a link for the hooks I used for the wheel though, I found them in B&Q and have also seen them in Boyes.


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Re: Mountain bike mover

Post by ashigham » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:31 am

Awesome cheers bud.

How’s the 2x4 held in place? Just made it snug or do the fork mount bolts go through to the van floor?

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Re: Mountain bike mover

Post by Apollo12 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:27 pm

ashigham wrote:Awesome cheers bud.

How’s the 2x4 held in place? Just made it snug or do the fork mount bolts go through to the van floor?

It is a snug fit but I’ve also used some door bolts to keep it located. I didn’t want to mount it to the van floor itself so this is the solution I came up with to make it quickly removable.

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Re: Mountain bike mover

Post by Crftom » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:27 am

This is why I purchased a caddy, great setup👍 Il have a look into those fork mounts and those wheel hooks look perfect.

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Re: Mountain bike mover

Post by Pritchard4984 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:50 am

This is why I'm looking at a caddy too! what size bike is it you've got in there? looks like a perfect fit to me!!

Van looks sweet man

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Re: Mountain bike mover

Post by Apollo12 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:31 pm


It’s an XL frame, 27.5. My mates XL 29er fits in alongside no bother too. You won’t regret it


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Re: Mountain bike mover

Post by Pritchard4984 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:42 pm

Sweet - that's all I needed to know :D

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Re: Mountain bike mover

Post by raddy » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:55 am

Setup looks great! I think about having a similar sort of mounting solution every now and then but I tend to have a bunch of bikes on the go and love just throwing the bikes wheels on. Lazy to the core!

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