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    random question about roof racks

    i walked by a car today with a roof rack, with 2 bikes on top, and it came to me ... how do people get their bikes up there?

    do you guys use a chair or a stool or something?

    ... or maybe i'm just short.
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    I use trials techniques and ride it up.

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    i lift mine... erm... yeah that's about it...

    i lift it onto the roof and then open the door and stand just inside it to to tighten everything up... simple...

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    I drop from the roof of my garage . . .

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    okay. thanks.

    this worthless thread can be deleted now.

    i'm definitely short.

    i don't know why the question even came to mind now. i guess the thought of someone small lifting a 40 lb bike up and into the rack seemed difficult, but i guess not.
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    I'm 5'7" and I can get my bikes up onto our xB pretty easy, but I have to open the front door and step up on the sill.

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    I'll be serious for a moment. My Yeti is 41+ lbs, but I'm 6'-1" and the roof rack is on my Subaru Outback - -not an SUV. I grab it by the seat tube and the front fork and it goes right up. Fortunately I have not ever lost hold of it and dropped it on that shiny black paint; my dear wife would hang me!

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    just use your ninja skills.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    what ^^^he said,
    I usually hold breath until it sits right.
    Used to ride BMC SLC01, CAAD, FELT, Cervelo P3 but now I ride FUJI SST and TCR advanced and CAAD9.
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    I deal with xc bikes, which are WAY lighter, but, until this year, I just picked it up & put it on the rack - I'm 5'11". Now that the kid has grown some - he's 5'9" at last measure - he takes care of it himself. Outback, not SUV, BTW.

    What's really fun is trying to get them OFF the roof rack after you've driven through freezing rain.........

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    Or something like that.

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