Woody
Woody MegaDork
8/23/17 7:22 p.m.

I'm building a truck bed mounted rack for hauling my father's Catrike Trail recumbant bike and I need two old style Thule bicycle rack trays.

They can be either fork mount style like this:

or the upright style like this:

The style doesn't matter, as I will only be using the bottom tray and hardware to mount it to a pair of rails like this one:

What's killing me is the fact that I had four of these things that I either gave away or sold cheap last year, and now I need to find two more.

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
8/23/17 7:42 p.m.

Man, I used to have a few of those banging around in my shed. They got recycled a few years back. Worst case you can buy them direct from Thule for 38 bucks each

Woody
Woody MegaDork
8/24/17 6:43 a.m.

In reply to EastCoastMojo:

I didn't know that they were still selling that stuff. But I think I'm still better off finding something used, as all the mounting hardware would add up quickly.

java230
java230 SuperDork
8/24/17 3:50 p.m.

I've got two of the upright versions if you dont find anything locally LMK

Woody
Woody MegaDork
8/26/17 11:03 a.m.
java230 wrote: I've got two of the upright versions if you dont find anything locally LMK

You have mail.

NOT A TA
NOT A TA Dork
8/26/17 12:13 p.m.

Woody, stop in at Thule off RT 67 in Seymour & tell them what you're doing. They might just give ya a couple scratch & dent returns for free or cheap. Nice folks there, used to deal with them a lot.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
8/26/17 1:20 p.m.
NOT A TA wrote: Woody, stop in at Thule off RT 67 in Seymour & tell them what you're doing. They might just give ya a couple scratch & dent returns for free or cheap. Nice folks there, used to deal with them a lot.

I stopped there years ago, but they told me that they didn't do any retail sales from there, which kinda sucks because I pass it on my way to work.

NOT A TA
NOT A TA Dork
8/26/17 3:12 p.m.

No, they don't do any retail there but I'd bet if you go and ask to talk to the engineering guys about a project then explain what you're to them, you might have some luck. They were a bunch of GRMish bike/car guys.

I made a "compact car" rack out of Thule stuff for one of my employees who had a little Honda Civic hatch in the 90's. Shortly after that I got him a job in Thule's shipping dept. One day he went out to go to lunch and the engineers were standing around his car looking at the rack because it looked like a factory Thule rack but a model that was never made. A couple weeks later they came out with a "new" rack exactly like the one I made for my bud. ahahaha

docwyte
docwyte SuperDork
8/26/17 6:04 p.m.

I've got two of the fork mount ones. I'm in Colorado if you're interested...

ProDarwin
ProDarwin PowerDork
8/26/17 9:07 p.m.

Could you cut a PCV pipe in half lengthwise and accomplish the same thing? A U-bolt/plate is all you need for mounting hardware, right?

FWIW, almost all they trays are compatible with different bar shapes. You can find the Yakima trays on ebay for <$20

Automotorist
Automotorist New Reader
9/4/17 5:12 p.m.

I'm pretty sure I still have a tray that the end 1 or 2 inches is bent up. Yours free, but I'm in Canada.

Where are you located? Could ship from Niagara Falls within the month, or I am likely coming down to Hilton Head Island for the festival. There is a lot of America between here and there, that you likely live in somewhere LOL.

AaronBalto
AaronBalto Reader
9/5/17 11:20 a.m.

I have a bunch of that crap that is modestly bent up. Do NOT ask how they got that way.

fornetti14
fornetti14 Dork
9/13/17 4:33 p.m.

Still need these? I found something in my shed that looks similar to these.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
9/13/17 4:43 p.m.
fornetti14 said:

Still need these? I found something in my shed that looks similar to these.

I have not found any yet. What have you got?

docwyte
docwyte SuperDork
9/16/17 6:21 p.m.

I still have the two I previously offered you....

Woody
Woody MegaDork
9/17/17 8:39 a.m.

In reply to docwyte :

My apologies, I had thought that I sent you an email. I'll try again.

donalson
donalson PowerDork
9/26/17 10:04 p.m.

look at the shortie mount in the yakima boa kit (old one not the newer)... the old one was basicly a 10" tray... another option that is cheap is cutting a PVC pipe in 1/2 (into channels)... 

Woody
Woody MegaDork
9/26/17 10:11 p.m.

In reply to donalson :

I bought a set of the ten inch Thule ones, but they make it difficult to get the trike in the right position. Three long rails would  be perfect, if I can find them. 

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