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    JustFoldIt ChainlessRev's Avatar
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    How many bikes can you fit into your car? We packed __ of Abio's in a Mini Cooper!

    We wanted to see how many folding bikes we can fit into a small compact car - boss has Mini Cooper and was easily convinced to participate in our experiment.

    We round up a bunch of Abio bikes and the final figure came up to.....

    BEFORE:
    abio_b4_1..jpg

    abio_b4_2..jpg
    AFTER:
    abio_a_1..jpg
    abio_a_2..jpg abio_a_3..jpg
    So in total we packed 5 (sorry no space for passengers)!

    Full story:
    http://www.abiobikes.com/blog/2010/09/24/596/

    How many can you fit in your car?
    Last edited by ChainlessRev; 09-24-10 at 12:16 PM. Reason: pictures too large
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    We managed three Bike Fridays and a full-sized road bike in our daughter's Saturn Outlook, PLUS all four riders!

    Lou

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    When doing Sag duty for our club's organized century I can carry 6 bikes and 4 riders plus myself in a Toyota Corolla sedan. 2 bikes on the roof, 3 on a trunk rack, and 1 inside the trunk. Works well in combination with a minivan Sag which can carry more people but not as many bikes.

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    Senior Member Foldable Two's Avatar
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    I really prefer transporting bikes INSIDE our vehicles (yes, even in our Yaris Liftback). They are more secure and there is no damage from elements.

    Recently took our 1 yr old Pocket 8's on a 7,600 mile cross-country trip and they still look new. I mounted them on a board to keep them from rattling. Worked great.

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    How about placing a fold-able Raleigh Twenty Stowaway inside a old classic 1960s UK made Mini Cooper-Austin or Morris? One of the requirements that my father wanted all my bikes to follow is this ability to tuck the bike safely inside the passenger area where people sit. Could anyone tell me if this is possible? That is the only unknown that I cannot test my "new" Twenty with as these same-age-as-this-bike Mini Coopers are very rare around here now. Could anyone please try this out for me if possible? I would appreciate this very much.
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    Is this the folder forum's equvialent of "how many students can you cram into a telephone booth" thingy? Just asking....
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    Dahon put 22 Curve D3s into a Prius a couple years ago.
    "When man first set woman on two wheels with a pair of pedals, did he know, I wonder, that he had rent the veil of the harem in twain? A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Typewriter Girl, 1899.

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    JustFoldIt ChainlessRev's Avatar
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    Like Foldable-2, we were trying to keep the bikes inside the car. We had fun and shot a quick video.

    Ff: Let us know if you're able to find someone with that combination!

    tcs: I remember the Curves in Prius! That was more like what SunnyFlorida was comparing to ..."how many students can fit into a telephone booth" so there were no space for driver or anyone. Even dashboard space was fully utilized. I believe they used a Thule box on top too. Impressive either way.
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    I want to see video! How many people folding them to do it in under 10 minutes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChainlessRev View Post

    How many can you fit in your car?
    Two.

    I only got two folders.
    "Cycling is for pleasure not penance"

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    Mazda Protege: Two Fridays (Pocket Rockets) on the back seat, food, clothes and camping/hiking gear for a week in the trunk and kayak on the roof. Plenty of room for the wild blueberries on the way back.
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