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    your wheel is turning

    Loaded the P-38 on the rack to take it to ride with a friend, As I was going down the road noticed the back wheel was turning....did not want to 'waste time' stopping ... so the wheel was turning for the whole half hour trip. Just curious if anyone worries about this kind of thing or if you consider it a 'who cares' kind of problem. I don't carry my bike much so it is not much of a thing for me.... ... peace

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    Now if you had the front wheel turning and the computer on the bike- Then you could have upped the milage for the year without any effort
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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd
    Loaded the P-38 on the rack to take it to ride with a friend, As I was going down the road noticed the back wheel was turning....did not want to 'waste time' stopping ... so the wheel was turning for the whole half hour trip. Just curious if anyone worries about this kind of thing or if you consider it a 'who cares' kind of problem. I don't carry my bike much so it is not much of a thing for me.... ... peace
    I always put a bungee cord on the wheels when the bike is on the rack. It makes me dizzy looking in the rear view mirror and seeing something spinning
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    Yeah, I've got a hang-up about that, alright. Like Beverly, I run a bungee through the wheel so I can keep my sanity, or what's left of it. The spinning doesn't make me dizzy (dizzier?). With me, it's something to do with excessive wear on the bearing races or some such nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly
    I always put a bungee cord on the wheels when the bike is on the rack. It makes me dizzy looking in the rear view mirror and seeing something spinning
    +1
    I don't know why it bothers me, but it does. I guess if, for any reason, something shifted and stuck through the spokes, it could cause some damage.
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    Doesn't bother me.
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    Bothered enough to bungee. Plus it helps keep them apart when hauling more than one on the rack.
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    When we carry our bikes on the rack, I tie them down with bungees through the wheels to hold them down. I don't ever let the bungees touch any paint on the bikes, so no spinning for me but for a different reason. I have seen people going down the interstate with tires spinning rapidly. It doesn't seem like a good idea to me.

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    Forgot to add: one problem I get is the "leftover" portion of the straps on my Hollywood bike rack find a way to wrap themselves around the wheels between spokes if I don't tie them down. This bothers me and I kick myself when I forget to tie them down. I don't want them to wrap around a spoke somehow and break it.
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    I am a bungee person myself. I thread one long one through the rack and the tires so it helps keep the bike nice and tight at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    Doesn't bother me.
    Me neither. Wheels are supposed to spin. That's their purpose in life. Tying down a wheel is like keeping a fish from swimming.

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    I hate it also. I always use bungees to hold them. Plus it keeps the bikes from moving around to much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly
    I always put a bungee cord on the wheels when the bike is on the rack. It makes me dizzy looking in the rear view mirror and seeing something spinning
    Ditto for me.

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