Mountain Biking - random question about roof racks
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i walked by a car today with a roof rack, with 2 bikes on top, and it came to me ... how do people get their bikes up there?
do you guys use a chair or a stool or something?
... or maybe i'm just short.
06-15-06, 01:24 PM
I use trials techniques and ride it up.
i lift mine... erm... yeah that's about it... :)
i lift it onto the roof and then open the door and stand just inside it to to tighten everything up... simple...
I drop from the roof of my garage . . . :D
this worthless thread can be deleted now.
i'm definitely short.
i don't know why the question even came to mind now. i guess the thought of someone small lifting a 40 lb bike up and into the rack seemed difficult, but i guess not.
06-15-06, 01:47 PM
I'm 5'7" and I can get my bikes up onto our xB pretty easy, but I have to open the front door and step up on the sill.
I'll be serious for a moment. My Yeti is 41+ lbs, but I'm 6'-1" and the roof rack is on my Subaru Outback - -not an SUV. I grab it by the seat tube and the front fork and it goes right up. Fortunately I have not ever lost hold of it and dropped it on that shiny black paint; my dear wife would hang me!
06-15-06, 02:47 PM
just use your ninja skills.
06-15-06, 04:01 PM
what ^^^he said, :D
I usually hold breath until it sits right. :)
06-15-06, 06:29 PM
I deal with xc bikes, which are WAY lighter, but, until this year, I just picked it up & put it on the rack - I'm 5'11". Now that the kid has grown some - he's 5'9" at last measure - he takes care of it himself. Outback, not SUV, BTW.
What's really fun is trying to get them OFF the roof rack after you've driven through freezing rain.........
Or something like that.
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