The bike would be in the vehicle at all times, laying flat, on left side,
and ready for emergency or pleasure riding.
I am thinking a commuter, hybrid, or mtb, and the first encumbrance seems
to be Pedals. Are there folding pedals that are reliable. What about a quick release pedals. Or should I just have the proper wrench in the bike kit; I hate
the thought of cross-threading a pedal though. Pedals that accept reflectors
are a big plus.
Is it reasonable to remove the front wheel, and turn the handle bars 90 degrees and tie them in that position?
I would probably get a bag and a shipping-box, and I could tape or tie foam or wood blocks at strategic places. Later, after some experience with this, I would
probably build a wood frame over the bike area, so I could load other cargo.
Please give me your advice.