Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Atlanta, Decatur, Merritt Island
Bikes: 2005 Fuji Silhouette
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Best affordable vs absolute cheapest rack for the car
Well, it seems that I have found some fun areas to bike in outside the city, but they are WAY too far away to bike to. There are also two bike stores I visit (one is across the street and the other is a few miles away, but on very busy streets. I am thinking a bike rack might be in order, especially if I want to bring the bikes home to Florida and really enjoy biking on "the island" again. What are the recomended ways to transport a bike? I am in favor of the roof mounted type for aesthetics reasons, but do the trunk mounted ones allow for better gas mileage? I would need to be able to transport two bikes. I can fit my bike in my backseat as is, but have been causing some extra wear and tear on the leather (seat fold down, but doors and the backs of the front seats have taken a steady beating from only putting th ebike in the car 4 times).
So, I need a rack to drive two bikes around. What is the absolute cheapest option, and what is the best option on a small budget. I am hoping to score something for less than $150. Trunk mounted options would have to be temporary, but a roof mounted one could be permanent.
I hope this is in the correct forum. Since it seems like I could get away with it in MOST forums, I posted it here.
PS: Completely unrelated to the post, but can you "watch" a thread without posting in it? I haven't found the link for that yet. As always, thanks in advance for your time!