An unrestrained bike can quickly become a dangerous object Take both wheels off, lay the bike on the back seats with the drive side facing the windshield, left pedal sitting on the edge of the seat. @Carbon337 Where did you order the fork adaptor from? i.e. I can tell its a pendle mount, I wanted to know where to purchase it at the above mentioned price, their site is a bit gash when it comes to buying spares…. Join us today. Recommend any good blankets for bikes? After all, you don’t want to scratch either the bike or the car. Watch out for your derailleur hanger. The bike is a great means of transportation: It is environmentally friendly, offers you mobility, keeps you fit and is also a lot of fun. Minivans with seats that fold down flat to the floor are the best. i used to unclip two of the rear seats and had an internal bike rack that clipped in their place that had two fork clamps on it . As for cutting up a brand new Mazda 5's interior/bodywork… I can't imagine welding/bolting stuff to the car will do much for its warranty. 2021 Team News: Veronique Sandler moves to Santa Cruz! The first thing you need to do is remove the front wheel. Hatchbacks/station wagons are definitely the way to go, but I'd look for something long enough you can fit the bike in without needing to take off wheels if this is something you'll be doing regularly. I don't like stacking bikes on top of each other. The topic ‘Transporting a bike inside a car upright….’ is closed to new replies. The topic ‘Transporting a bike inside a car upright….’ is closed to new replies. One Reddit user shows such a configuration. I used to tip down the rear seats and lay the bike horizontally. With a solid connection to a part of your car that usually has handy electrical connections for lights, a towball rack is a very convenient way to carry bikes. It worked on the old bike, but the new Stumpy has asymmetric chainstays so they need some adjustment. Not the whole clamp/bracket. put your bags either side if that helps it stay upright. There are some good ideas on mtbr car and bioke forum involving pvc piping etc. The car was just big enough to allow a full suspension 26" bike. If you need to remove both wheels and squeeze it in, not good. Done in a minute or two. Front wheel out, I've done it like this for years without any problems. I used to transport my bikes inside a car a bit smaller than a SUV. i just drop the seats in my estate and lay the bikes in the back on their side. You open the Element from the back, probably push some rear seats down, and roll your bike right in. I fi get it tomorrow i will email you pics of my setup. Strap-on racks cost from about $100 (Allen) to $250 (Saris Bones). Lol or is it really an anything will do type thing. I have a 2016 Mazda3 hatchback, and I can fit my 56cm road bikes in without removing the wheels. I had a couple of wagons in the past that fit bikes great, but currently I drive a car like this and bikes fit in the back with wheels on no problem because it's longer than most compact hatchbacks. [Edit - or a bigger car to fit the bike … Turn handlebars 90° to the left, towards the backrest when inserting bike from right side car doors. Bungee round top of seatpost to loops for attaching these (already present in Zafira). It sits along the foot well space between the rows of seats. In this video we show you some basic tips on how to load your road or mountain bike into your car on the back seat. But every now and then it has to be transported. I can carry it in my car (2000 VW Golf 1.8T) but if I want it to be upright, so that I can fit other stuff in the car easily the rear wheel will be between the two front seat a little bit and I won't be able to put another bike inside of the car. Fold down the rear seats It helps free up more space lengthwise for longer bikes. If you are traveling by car, there are a few different options for transporting your bicycle. Contact Us The back wheel stays on, the front comes off and clips into some kind of mount across the boot floor. FULL MEMBERSHIP FROM JUST £2.50. Take both wheels off, lay the bike on the back seats with the drive side facing the windshield, left pedal sitting on the edge of the seat. Should work on cramming drop bar bikes into even the smallest of hatchbacks. More specifically a 2017 Subaru Impreza. Remove front wheel. Minoura do a rack for it, you need to take the front wheel out. The vehicle has five doors, so you can fit your bike in several ways. The most common way of transporting a triathlon bike is the soft bike bag. I don’t care about front wheel removal or not, I just want to transport my bike inside the car and store it there when needed as well. Not bad. We welcome bicyclists of all skill levels including those who don't yet own a bike. I then screwed in a block the same width as the front dropouts & stuck a QR through it. It is characterized by its simple and flexible operation, and the tool-free assembly without modifications to the vehicle. upright, front wheel out possible on a slide in board or similar, anything that saves time/effort pre/post ride is a good idea in my book…, P.S. Happy cycling! They also carry a fear of coming adrift from the car. I remove the front wheel and then put the bike cross ways behind the front seats. Classifieds Rules You may need to modify the above with some tarpaulin/old sheets to keep the interior nice but this approach has worked fine in every car I've owned (except the Mondeo estate where I can put two bagged bikes and a weekend's kit under the load cover in the boot). Ideally want a car that sells an approved kit to hold the bikes. After contacting Pendle my "cheap" idea for a clap has now gone out the window – they want an extra 28.60 for the clamp so after paying 11.50 the total cost is 40.00. source:motortrend.com Also, you will avoid taking children abroad as this may cause injuries to them. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, Kona Rove Ti, Lynskey Viale, Cooper CX, Trek 1.1, X-Caliber 6, WI, Cannondale Hooligan, Gunnar Roadie, Trek Stache and Fuel EX, Ontario, Canada (Trek Remedy9.8, Synapse Carbon 105), (NW Indiana) Spec Roubaix Force 1 & DiamondBack Release. Then the back fastening would be via a QR as well rather than blocks supporting the chainstays…. Using U bolt/clip attach the hub to the unistrut and thats it! This gives you room to bring one other person with you, who would sit … Carrying the bike inside the car, maybe safe from theft, but also dangerous for you and anyone on board.. Close boot More bikes = more blankets . Interested in riding a bicycle? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Renault-Scenic-Interior-cycle-carrier_W0QQitemZ280457010984QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxq20100127?IMSfp=TL100127156001r14485. thats what i intend doing anyway Newsletter Settings, Viewing 40 posts - 1 through 40 (of 43 total). Works a treat and still leaves loads of space. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. In the second pic you can see the QR mounted above the base. Put the seat backs down, I can lay bike in the back. The salt will quickly destroy the gears, chain and rotors. Forum Rules Place both wheels between frame and back of seat. Currently I've got a 10mm (I think) mdf board. 2021 Team News: Loris Vergier Joins Trek Factory Racing, This topic has 42 replies, 20 voices, and was last updated. upside down with the rear wheel still on works a treat for me. good for 3 people and 3 bikes and riding gear in realtive comfort. 25 years of bicycle transport in the car. Get a Roof Rack. I would like to put my bike in the back upright, Mazda do a kit for this but it's stupid money. Search online for local shipping companies and get a few quotes for shipping your motorcycle. Has anyone done any DIY interior bike mounts by locking in the front forks? Or buy a smaller bike to fit the car. Inside The Car. but can wheel them in upsdide down with the front wheel off, tie them to the cargo eyes and put the front wheels around them. My friend has a 2017 Subaru Impreza and she can fit her 54cm road bike in the back with a little bit of work with both wheels on (I'm not sure if my 56 would fit with both wheels on). She was sending it out today so i may even get it next day. it was great if i needed to carry three i clipped the two in the mounts and slid one the other way round between the two meant i could have three adults and all bikes and kit inside. The Bikeinside interior bike rack is the reference product for bike transport in the car. I used to fit two hardtail mountain bikes in the back of my 2008 civic sedan, but I did have to fold down the back seats, take off the front wheels and alternate the bikes. (its only a 206 estate). We put our bikes upside down in our Octavia and lash them down using the eyelets that usually lock the seat backs in place. Link Removal You can get 15mm, 9mm or 20mm. EDIT – this is obviously with the wheels off, which I stick in wheel bags to keep the car clean. Reading this thread perhaps there is a market for a more general solution that fits plenty of cars. Turn handlebars 90° to the left, towards the backrest when inserting bike from right side car doors. Ollie shows you how to remove the wheels and safely store the bike inside a car. Turn the bike upside down and rest it on the bars? Cookeaa – I just emailed pendle at their main email on their site. Remove fenders because they will be smashed in by the car doors. For more tips, including how to secure your bike with ratchet straps, read on! To those above talking about web ordering – we tend to limit spare parts to phone sales so we can make sure that you are ordering the correct parts. If my buddy is coming with we cover the bike on the bottom with a thick blanket to prevent the bikes rubbing. The only hatches that I dont think it would work with are base Mini, fiat 500 and smart car obviously. If you can, try to load a bike in the car as part of the purchase process to make sure you're happy. …not sure how you'll hold the bike up off the floor with no wheels in. The amount of room also depends on the type of bike which you don't say, road bikes generally need quite a bit less room than mountain bikes. Anyone manage to get a DH bike in the back of their estate upright? Transporting a bike inside a car upright…. Ford fiesta hatch. Remove fenders because they will be smashed in by the car doors. Good luck with whatever you cobble together – and post up some pics. My girlfriend has a Fit, it's ridiculous how much that stupid little car can carry. Roof racks utilize the space on top of your car to transport your bike. I can fit 5 bikes fully standing up with wheels on. Lay the assembly across the back of car/van/pick-up/trailer deck and you have QR mounting point for forks to support your bike upright. >you can weld a turbo trainer to the floorpan <, Dead easy to fabricate something with alu section / machine bolts and use a hollow rod up front the same width and dia as your front hub to lock the forks down with a QR. Towball racks usually cradle two to four bikes by the wheels, with arms that grab the bike higher on the frame for stability. Just ordered this at £11.50 secure it to a wood/metal base plate and Bobs your uncle. i had a renault scenic and the seats popped out in the back . It's a tight fit but with the front wheel off I can get it in...bike rack is in my near future. While mountain bikes come in all different sizes and styles, but it is possible to transport your mountain bike in a small car. Tow-bar bike beaks are priced from about $120 (Buzz Rack), $400 (4-bike Yakima) and $649 (Thule Reece-hitch bar). If you're new to cycling, and want to transport your bike inside a car, this video will help. Old curtains deployed to keep car clean. I can fit my MTB in mine as well, but have to remove the front wheel on that one. (taller forks and all), I've got the Minoura rack – works well…doesn't get used now though as my current bike doesn't have a QR front wheel and my saddle height is too high to go in the SMax upright…so it just sits in the garage…was used frequently on previous motors though…. It's still upright. What you need is an old front hub with QR (or mega cheap 2nd hand), U bolt or stainless jubilee clip, and length of unistrut. Think I will return the adapter and see what I can muster together myself. A Seat Alahmbra will swallow the whole bike upright with the middle rear seat out. Drop (split) rear seats. My current trunk rack won't work with my DB frame. Press J to jump to the feed. It’s better to have the bike on the roof, but the best place to keep your bike is inside your car. I’ve fit two mountain bikes and three people inside my 2006 Toyota matrix. Put first bike against side of car Bit late on this I know, but Cookeaa asked for some pics….here they are finally off my phone & on the computer! Through-axle adapter For direct attachment of bicycles with through axle forks on the fork mount. I need to take that off, cut a slot in the base & get a new mount made up that fits in below to lower the height of the mount for the new bike. i just havent bothered my arse yet ;-0, Just found this on a Mazda forum….this is exactly what I am after, if you could make the bar adjustable to squish it up to the cars insides to keep it tight that would be great, i will see if i can find a pic of my renault bit its great, one on ebay here actually ( not mine lol) it could be made to fit other cars no doubt. I like the look of that Pendle attachment, but for my current car it would be way too high. A large proportion of mountain bikes these days have a quick release, which makes it easy. Depends how I want to use the rest of the room. Premier Club Although we don't mind people ordering parts to make up their own solutions. The simplest way to transport your bike without any extra equipment is basically by stowing it inside the car. Line the boot and back of the seats with a mat or newspapers. According to the Velominati, the "Keepers of the Cog," they who wrote all "The Rules" that apply to the hard life of road cycling, the bike (s) on top of your car should be worth more than the car (Rule … so takes up little room. Back seats are down all summer to accommodate my bikes. EDIT – the reason I mount my bike upright, rather than just laying it in flat is to give me more space in the boot for any other stuff I need with me & it also allows one of the rear seats to be used. A Volvo S40 fits the bike in the boot as long as the wheels & seat are removed (from the bike, not the car). @Heather bash – currently that is my approach but it’s actually not he most efficient use of the space and and time wrestling a muddy bike (both wheels off) in and out of the car each time is a pain in the arse, blankets never cover everything so a pedal always snags something, ideally I don’t want to have to fold both rear seats so I can leave the nippers mounted on the 40% split and still get a bike in comfortably with the rear wheel still fitted, plus a boot full of riding kit/spares/food and just Go, not too much to ask is it? A new landscape appeals to you, a beautiful excursion destination should be explored, or you would also like to enjoy exciting bike tours on vacation. Sick of faffing with carriers and want to upgrade to a car that can fit me and the hubby and 2 bikes inside the car. I plan on removing this QR mount, cutting a hole in the board & mounting the QR coming up from the underside. right way up doesnt work, as it tips the forks forward, and makes the bike too long to fit. A quality bike rack will hold the bike onto your vehicle by only touching the rubber tires. The Best option I’ve found In the winter the last place you want your nice bike is on a hitch mounted rack. Fits two bikes, front wheels off. There are numerous types on the market but all have an outer nylon cover much like a backpack. We use bike bags, the bags stand upright and it keeps the car clean. The Saris Traps Triple Track (got to love the alliteration) means can be mounted to the floor inside your station wagon, hatchback or SUV, or to the truck bed of your pickup. My 2010 Ford Focus sedan fits my large Diamondback Release. At the back, there's 2 blocks that the chainstays sit on, with holes in to pass some webbing through & secure the rear of the bike to the blocks. 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