Pedaled too far.
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: La Petite Roche
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Originally Posted by sumguy
the last snow storm I decided to bus home instead of dealing with plows. our bus racks hold 2 bikes with slots for the tires and an extendable arm with hook to go over the front tire. It seemed like my bike was swaying from front to back (bus POV). It got bad enough that the driver and I went out and repositioned it. The bike is a 19" Raleigh Detour 3.0 hybrid with 700x35 tires (then). It looked like both tires wouldn't go all the way down into the slots at the same time. It seemed more stable with the front tire all the way down and the arm latched over it while the rear tire was only partially into the slot. Anybody else have problems?
I looked at pics of the Raleigh Detour 3.0, it doesn't look like it's too long, so I don't understand the problem.
I carry both my Specialized Hard Rock and my Bacchetta Giro 20 recumbent on city buses. The only problems I've had were that one driver didn't like the seat back of my Giro 20 being in front of her, so we put it in the front rack, and one time in the rain, the windshield wiper hooked onto the handlebar of my Hard Rock and almost knocked it off the bus.
I even read the specs on the Sportworks carrier before I bought the Giro 20 to be sure it would fit.
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Originally Posted by Bjforrestal
I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.