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    Road Bike Fit in Mustang Trunk?

    For fun, we're planning to rent a mustang convertible, and go for a drive. I'd like to ride my bike to the rental place (about 20 miles away), then put the bike in the trunk and drive home.

    Anyone know whether that's feasible (I'll remove the front tire, etc.)? If not, could I put it in the back seat?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
    For fun, we're planning to rent a mustang convertible, and go for a drive. I'd like to ride my bike to the rental place (about 20 miles away), then put the bike in the trunk and drive home.

    Anyone know whether that's feasible (I'll remove the front tire, etc.)? If not, could I put it in the back seat?

    Thanks.
    I'd remove both wheels, put them in the trunk, bring a blanket, and put the frame in the back seat.

    PS: what road is your avatar taken from?

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    Jeez, I would think a Mustang trunk would be big enough to hold a bike with both wheels removed. Here's a picture of my bike in the back of a rented Nissan Versa. I had to fold down the rear seats, but I'm sure I could have just put it in there vertically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
    For fun, we're planning to rent a mustang convertible, and go for a drive. I'd like to ride my bike to the rental place (about 20 miles away), then put the bike in the trunk and drive home.

    Anyone know whether that's feasible (I'll remove the front tire, etc.)? If not, could I put it in the back seat?

    Thanks.
    I doubt that the rental company would endorse driving their Mustang around on just three wheels.

    Now you could remove the wheels from your bike, put the top down on the Mustang (lower the hood if your British), and set down the bike into the back seat area. With the seats slid forward, it may even fit on the floor. (EDIT) If you do this within sight of the rental office, be prepared for a very thorough interior inspection upon return of the rental vehicle. This might just be one time when it's prudent to leave the bike at home.
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    A road bike will not fit in the trunk of a convertable mustang. The seat on the mustang convertable doesn't fold down if I remember correctly.

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    Thanks.

    Perhaps I'll take a blanket or tarp, put the top down, and put the whole bike in the back seat?

    what road is your avatar taken from?
    That's a random picture from the Internet, but I ride on a lot of roads that look like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Foster View Post
    A road bike will not fit in the trunk of a convertable mustang. The seat on the mustang convertable doesn't fold down if I remember correctly.
    What a useless car! My last two cars have been Subaru wagons, so it hasn't been an issue, but I remember once when I bought a car, I took my bike with me to make sure it would fit into the trunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lhbernhardt View Post
    I remember once when I bought a car, I took my bike with me to make sure it would fit into the trunk.
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    Already had the car, so I bought bikes that would fit. I can carry two of my bikes (folders) in the hatch of my Vette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
    Thanks.

    Perhaps I'll take a blanket or tarp, put the top down, and put the whole bike in the back seat?
    That would be my plan. I mean why not?
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    Next time the N+1 jones hits, get a folding bike.

    I haul my tikit behind the back seat of my Mini. It's really opened up the number of rides I get in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    That would be my plan. I mean why not?
    Since he lives in far, far, Northern Cali, he has to pick his days carefully on driving around with the top down on his convertible since rain is usually the order of the day around this time of year.

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    Right. I plan to wait for a clear-cut forecast for a day or two of full sunshine, then call the rental place and get the car.
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    When I was in college, I got hit head-on by a Triumph TR3. The bike was so "compacted", it fit in the 3's trunk . . . closed. Does this help?
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