Questions tagged [car-rack]

Carrying your bike(s) on a car

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How to protect brake cable that runs beneath top tube while hanging bike on rack

My bike's brake cable runs underneath the top tube. This is a problem when I hang the bike on my rack as the bike compresses the cable against the rack. I came upon this question here: Bike rests on ...
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Mini-van for bicycle

I realize this is on the edge of asking for a "product recommendation", and is also likely to be viewed as "off-topic" by some because it's not directly about bicycles, but I need to get a new motor ...
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Rear bicycle rack for car with mini-spoiler

I have an Audi A1, which has a small spoiler on the back; it's built into the car, not something I have put on. I have been looking for a bike mount/rack that I can place on the rear of the car. A ...
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Hitch mounted bike rack swaying

Should hitch mounted bike racks move or sway when traveling? My current one (1.25", two bike trays with arms clamping on the tire) will sway and move when traveling with bikes on it. During the ...
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Preventing my trunk-mounted bike rack from being stolen

I am new to all this - got a bike as a retirement present and bought a Saris Bones 2 bike rack. It seems to me as it is just clip on it could be stolen while I am happily off riding my bike - is this ...
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Retrofitting a roof rack

A friend is willing to sell me at a friendly price the Thule roof rack pictured below. It's home will be a Subaru Outback that already has the crossbars (see the blue rectangles above) Any thoughts ...
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CdA of a bike without rider

This question at aviation.se got me calculating the acceleration of a bike strapped to the outside of a plane if the straps broke. As you do. I couldn't find a figure for CdA of a bike without rider ...
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Can you open the trunk with the Saris Bones 2 trunk rack attached?

I'm looking into purchasing a Saris Bones 2 bike rack for daily use (driving part way, then biking the rest of the way to avoid parking fees), and occasional use on long road trips. I intend to keep ...
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What is this “missing security cable”?

I recently purchased a Bell Overpass 200. On the outside of the box it says, "Warning: User must secure bicycles to carrier with additional security cable, not included. See the enclosed owners manual ...
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Transporting a Carbon MTB

I took a punt and purchased a Mountain bike second hand, unseen (off our local equivalent to eBay). It turns out it is a much higher spec bike than expected - including a carbon frame. Until now I ...
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Securing a bike on a car rack against theft [duplicate]

I sometimes find the need to leave my bike on my bike rack while I'm away from my car. It's a simple strapped-on rack, so locking the bike to the rack doesn't help. (My car doesn't have a towing ...
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Secure front fork when mounting on roof rack

I would like a way to secure my front fork/handlebars so they are always pointing directly forward when I load my bike on my roof rack. It makes it hard to get the fork on the fork mount when the ...
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How to carry Xtracycle by car?

What is the best way to mount an Xtracycle to the roof of your car? Xtracycle has a few suggestions particilary a Thule or RockyMounts Tandem rack. We have a Mazda CX-9 with factory cross bars. The ...
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What is the most secure bike rack for long distance travel? [duplicate]

I'm looking to transport my bike a fair distance (500km) and I would like to spend $150 or less on the transport. I currently have a strap mounted trunk rack but I worry about it loosening over the ...
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Is it ok for the trunk bike rack to rest against the glass of a hatchback?

I feel like this is one of those obvious questions, but I have been unsuccessful at finding an answer (even in the manual for the rack!). I just purchased a bike rack (only holds 2 bikes) for my ...
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Will These Bike Racks Fit a 2002 Citroen Berlingo?

Could someone please advise me as to whether either (or both!) of the following bike racks will fit on the back of a 2002 Citroen Berlingo? 3 Carrier with Clips 2 Carrier without Clips Please ...
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How can I transport a Madsen bike?

I just got a Madsen bike for my wife, and now I am looking at how best to transport it. I have a Suburban with a roof rack. The bike is 88" long with the handlebars turned, and I don't know if I ...
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Ladies bike on a car rack

I need to transport an "open frame" bike on a Saris Bones 3 car rack. This is the bike - http://arragons.com/online-store/bikes/hybrid-bikes/ridgeback-element-open-frame - and this is the rack - http:/...
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Can I carry my tandem on a bumper carrier?

I would sometimes like to transport my tandem by car, and it would be convenient to use one of those "strap-on" bumper carriers. Is it feasible to use this type of carrier?
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Roof Rack vs. Trunk Rack for Sedan

I'm looking at possibly buying some kind of bike rack for my 4-door Mazda 3 sedan. I currently just have one road bike, but want to be able to carry two bikes just-in-case. Does anyone have any ...
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Is it possible to transport many (up to 12) bikes using some sort of auto-trailer?

I would like to be able to use a trailer, either open-air or enclosed to transport multiple bicycles at the same time. When I google hitch racks the maximum is 5...I am looking for a towable option......
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Are tow-hitch bike racks legal? [closed]

I am considering buying a tow hitch and bike rack for my minivan to transport a few bikes for an upcoming vacation. I've read a few reviews of these bike racks, and many folks have said that their ...
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Does any rental car company offer bike racks?

We are hoping to take a self guided trip in Wisconsin. We would like to rent bikes there, but can't find a rental car with a bike rack available. Any ideas?
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Could rubber parts on bike rack damage the rear shock?

I have Specialized Stumpjumper Evo FSR and as all the FSR frames its' shock is underneath the top tube. Now the issue that the only option to put the bike on the rack is to put the shock shaft on the ...
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How to put Saris Bones 3 rack on Honda Odyssey 2001?

I want to buy a Saris Bones 3 strap-on bike rack for my Honda Odyssey EX 2001. However, the fit guide on the Saris website does not list 2001 model. I called their customer service and was told that ...
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How can I fit 6 bikes on a hitch rack?

How can I fit 6 bikes on a hitch rack for my Toyota Sienna van? Thank you!
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Bike Rack for Hatchback vehicle?

I have a hatchback-style Vehicle (2007 Ford Focus) and a KHS Urban-X Bicycle. Are there any standard styles of mount that work best in this situation? Can you recommend any in particular or point me ...
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Buying a car with the bike rack in mind

I am in the process of buying a new car and I want to fit a rack on it for my bikes. Are there any issues that I need to be aware of for fitting a rack to a car, or rather are their any factors that ...
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Best Bike Rack for Honda Pilot? [closed]

I own a Honda Pilot and looking for the best bike rack that will allow me to hang the bike on the back of the pilot but possibly still open the door. 99.9% of the time we haul the bikes on my pickup ...
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Pros and cons of auto bike rack types

I just bought a car and my girlfriend has a similar car. We don't really want to scuff up the cars with the types of racks that use pressure points on the trunk. Neither car currently has a hitch at ...
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Is a 3-bike rack needed for two bikes?

I've been looking into getting a trunk-mounted bike rack for two bikes. However, I've heard a few people say that I actually need a 3-bike rack because there isn't really enough space on a 2-bike rack ...