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    Help w/tandems

    Good evening! I have spent days searching the web in an effort to find alternatives to the expensive tandem bicycle racks and/or even more expensive retro-fit available by S&S. Here is the deal-e-o - I want to buy my daughter and her new husband a tandem bike for a wedding/christmas gift. That part seems to be no big deal - we don't need anything fancy, they aren't bicycling nuts (and I mean that in the most admirable way). So Walmart, Target and whomever offer bikes under $250. The problem arises with the rack..........OH MY GOSH! YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING??? Almost $500 for a roof rack?? I need to keep it at $200 if I am going to make this work out (and my heart is set on this gift that will blow their socks off)...so I am asking those of you who have more experience with this than I. I live in No. Calif and they live in San Diego. They will need to get the bike home at the very least (by the way, I am so opposed to sticking a picture in a box - wheres the fun for Christmas morning???) and it would be nice if there was a way for them to take the bike to the beach once they got it home. The alternative doesn't have to be fancy or convenient (for instance, can we put a regular roof rack on top of their Dodge Neon, take a couple of peddles off and tie it down tight?? PLEASE HELP - I AM DETERMINED TO FIND A WAY!!

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    Hi Ikeaveney, I can't help you at all with the question about tandem bike car racks, but there is a tandem forum here--perhaps you can ask your question there?

    And even if you aren't a bike nut, Welcome to BF!

    Oh, and steer your daughter and her new husband this way, too !

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