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Old 12-25-01, 04:24 AM   #1
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Carbon forks mounted on car roof?

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I have a Giant OCR-1 with carbon forks... Is it okay to mount a carbon-forked bike (front wheel off) to the roof of a car for transportation?

Thanks and Merry Christmas from sunny Melbourne (AUST).
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Old 12-25-01, 10:08 AM   #2
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Everything I have heard has always said, that you put alot more weight and pressure on the fork when you ride.
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Old 12-25-01, 02:09 PM   #3
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I have a Litespeed with a carbon fork and have driven for many miles at 70+ mph with the fork mounted to my Yakima roof rack and haven't had any problems.
I've also been passed by large trucks and have felt the car sway from the airflow but the bike was ok.
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Old 12-25-01, 05:20 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies guys. I just wanted to be sure I wasn't going to get to my destination and look on my roof to find nothing more than two shards of carbon fibre poking up.
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Hey Rocket, Where are you in sunny(not) Melbourne ? BTW welcome to the forums ......
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Old 12-26-01, 02:15 AM   #6
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Half way between Melbourne and Geelong (Hoppers Crossing) and under a raincloud. You?
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I'm the eastern suburbs right below Mt.Dandenong. Is'nt it CRAP weather @ the moment ! cheers......
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Just be very careful with your bike on the roof rack. I'm sure there are others on the board that could relate to stories of ruining your bike by not looking overhead for low roofs, overhangs, drive-through windows. etc. I have a buddy that trashed his 2 year old Serotta by driving into a garage without looking. It was dark and he was tired (actually his wife was driving - even worse, but all was foregiven). My Litespeed with carbon forks has never had a hint of a problem on the roof, although I prefer it inside if room allows. Good luck.

Despite your "lousy" weather I bet mine is worse. Temps have dropped a lot in the last week. It's summer in the land of OZ isn't it? It is snowing here and I'm stuck inside for now.
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Well It's supposed to be summer???? It's hot where ChrisL lives, even on xmas day we had the heater turned on !! we have'nt had a day above 30 deg C, on the news the other night they said it is the coldest December for 145 years !!!! whats the point of having seasons if you're not going to use them ??
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