Removing Seats To Haul Bikes "In Car"
I've had it with hauling our two Trek Madones on a hitch mounted bike rack.
We travel extensively and need the security of having the bikes inside our Toyota Highlander. I can remove the front wheels and lay each on it's side with a blanket between the two bikes but it's not the best arrangement.
I have seen that others with vans and SUVs have the headroom to sit the bikes upright, sans front wheels, rear wheels towards the front, with the forks fixed to a set of skewers. However, the Highlander doesn't have the interior height to accommodate the bikes without seat removal.
So, what do you think. Will I compromise convenience or mechanical integrity removing and installing the cycles' seats?