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    bike strapped to roof rack, laid flat?

    is it possible, OK, not-the-best-but-still-works to turn one's headset 90 degrees and lay a bike flat across a roof rack then strap it down? don't necessarily want to invest in bike boots or other rack add-ons since i won't need to be doing this very often (My car IS my bike, this is for the occasional mom-and-dad-pick-me-up-along-the-way trip)... thoughts?

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    It's possible. Wouldn't lay it on the drive side of the bike, but it's certainly doable to carry it like you ask.

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    It's the only way for me to carry my Tandem around. I take the wheels off and they go in the boot. (Trunk?)
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    better not scratch that roof!!! (put a sock on your pedal)
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    I would be afraid of the car scratching my bike!! what kind of SAG wagon do they have? for occasional use you might just get a cheap target rack to keep in the trunk.
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    i was thinking a pillow + some tape around the non-drive side pedal but a sock or two is wonderfully simple.

    SAG wagon? heh. nothing that official. just my parents' sports utility 'thing' w/ roof rack.
    i think it's a hyundai tuscon... buying a rear rack or somesuch isn't worth the investment at this time.

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