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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:51 pm 
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I don't know what it is, but it always seems that people transport bikes on the passenger side of the vehicle. Is it just me? I put my rack on the drivers side, that just seems to make sense...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:05 pm 
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For me, it's usually the drivers side. That's because the drivers side of the car not against the wall in the garage, so putting the rack on is easier.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:49 pm 
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If you parallel park on a two way street, you aren't in traffic if your bike is on the passenger side when you remove it.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:19 am 
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I always put my mountain bike on the left side. Its easier to put through axle in the adapter that way. Road bike...whichever side I'm standing at the moment.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:15 am 
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I put it in the back of the car :)


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Depending on what side of the road you drive on in your country, I put it on the footpath/sidewalk side when parallel parked for safe access


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:24 am 
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When carrying a bike on the roof...avoid driving into your garage.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:09 am 
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CBJ wrote:
I put it in the back of the car :)
we bought a van. bikes go inside. not on the roof.

Amazes me the number of singly occupied estate cars I see at races with a bike on the roof.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:40 pm 
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mattr wrote:
CBJ wrote:
I put it in the back of the car :)
we bought a van. bikes go inside. not on the roof.

Amazes me the number of singly occupied estate cars I see at races with a bike on the roof.


"I paid good money for that roof rack, I'll make damn sure I get some use out of it!"

"Also my wife gets upset if there's oil in the boot..."



Back of the car. I wouldn't put my child on the roof, no way is my bike going there either.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:59 pm 
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Good to know I am not the only crazy person who thinks the bike has a better time inside the car.


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I have a better time in a car that smells nice.....not that lube/dirt doesn't smell nice. Not to mention my yuppy TDI looks much more legit with a rack.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:37 am 
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stella-azzurra wrote:
When carrying a bike on the roof...avoid driving into your garage.


Best advice so far :-)

It seems almost all my friends who have roof racks have done this at some point..

Stolen from a friend's FB profile

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I have a simple rule to help prevent that. When the bike goes on the roof, the garage door opener comes out of the car.


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mattr wrote:
CBJ wrote:
I put it in the back of the car :)
we bought a van. bikes go inside. not on the roof.

Amazes me the number of singly occupied estate cars I see at races with a bike on the roof.



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That said, I've mostly given up on this, it was a PITA to get the bike in and out of the car and now I find myself traveling between two cities for work and I have to carry too much camera gear and luggage to put the bike inside, so it goes on the roof.

But as someone pointed out, it looks way more "legit" on the roof :mrgreen:


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I have a simple rule to help prevent that. When the bike goes on the roof, the garage door opener comes out of the car.



Yup, I put the remote somewhere that I have to get out of the car to reach it :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:17 pm 
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But as someone pointed out, it looks way more "legit" on the roof :mrgreen:
I think he was taking the p155..........

And a mobile workshop/changing room/bike shop looks far better......... we've got room to do that for 4,including camping/race weekend kit, or 6 if it's hotel/day trip.


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