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Is there any aftermarket kit that offers mounting in the back of Odyssey instead of on the roof rack ? I think I saw a Toyota van with bike in the back before.
 

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Honda makes one. Check any of the normal places for prices, e.g. hondapartsforyou.com, handa, etc.

If you look at the installation instructions you'll find that it's a pretty simple product. Assuming that you can find a front wheel skewer (I'm sure these are readily available) you should be able to fabricate your own for a couple of bucks.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by TurboRT:
Is there any aftermarket kit that offers mounting in the back of Odyssey instead of on the roof rack ? I think I saw a Toyota van with bike in the back before.</font>
Are you reffering to a mount inside the van ?
I have a Saris bike mount in the rear which I installed myself. Paid $19 at www.nashbar.com
Apparently Honda wants to charge an arm and a leg for this part.As for the front wheel, I just lay it flat on the floor,don't really need a mount for that since it'll get in the way when hauling other cargo.

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I am really looking for something attached behind the tail gate. Any input/suggestions are appreciated.
 

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Turbort, I have only seen bike racks that fit an existing trailer hitch. They are generally good and keep the bikes away from the tail gate. I don't know of any racks that strap to the tailgate. If it were me I'd be safe and install a proper swing out hitch mounted rack.
 

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Canodyssey,

You are right. I think that is what I saw on a Toyota van. Any recomendation for the hitch mounted kit ?
 

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You might want to check out hiddenhitch.com. They have some nice racks. I do not presently have a bike rack so I can't give any first hand experience at the moment.
 

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Is a bike some sort of fuel saving device??

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Apparently Honda wants to charge an arm and a leg for this part.As for the front wheel, I just lay it flat on the floor,don't really need a mount for that since it'll get in the way when hauling other cargo.

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Do you have a part number or a specific part name that can be found on Nash's website?
$19.00..I'm *real* interested.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Grantbo:
Apparently Honda wants to charge an arm and a leg for this part.As for the front wheel, I just lay it flat on the floor,don't really need a mount for that since it'll get in the way when hauling other cargo.

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Do you have a part number or a specific part name that can be found on Nash's website?
$19.00..I'm *real* interested.[/B][/QUOTE]

Ok, to answer my own question, I did a little search of the good ole Net. I found a "Traps Front Fork Mount" that would appear to work perfectly in the rear of the Ody.
I believe this is what Rob reviously referred to. Two of these mounts can be secured to a 4ft 1x6 in a staggered side-by-side fashion, to make a completely removable interior bike rack. With my two bikes stored upright, there should be plenty of room for my daughters "tag-a-long" bike.

Check it out: www.lickbike.com/i4042350.htm




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Grantbo,
The Traps mount is also a good deal.If you are carrying 2 or more bikes, staggering is definitely a good idea.I've fit 3 adult sized bikes side-by-side and still had space for another 1.And this is with the 2nd row still up!
I actually mounted it permanently to the floor. I had to peel off the carpet, the the bottom cushion of the 3rd row. The I bolted it down to the bare metal.Used threadlock just to be sure. The bikes kinda move from side to side even with the fork mount so what I do is use a ratchet strap to hold down the rear (attatch the hooks to the 3rd row mounting hooks on each side of the van).


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