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    I really like bikes Kingofbeers's Avatar
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    Our tandem hauler

    Probably not for everyone, but we turned my wife's Element into a bike hauler with just a board and a fork mount.

    We sure don't miss the wind whistling through the tandem when it's on the Passat's roof.

    (92" from fork tip to rear tire)

    Tailwinds-

    Harry
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    Ride em all Gtscottie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingofbeers
    Probably not for everyone, but we turned my wife's Element into a bike hauler with just a board and a fork mount.

    We sure don't miss the wind whistling through the tandem when it's on the Passat's roof.

    (92" from fork tip to rear tire)

    Tailwinds-

    Harry
    You are a genius. Why didn't I think of that. The Montana is about to get a fork mount bolted to the floor.
    Thanks for the pictures
    If you can't learn to do something well...Learn to enjoy doing it poorly

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    Senior Member Stubacca's Avatar
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    Very nice! We're thinking about getting a newer car soon (second hand to let someone else take the depreciation hit ), and the Element and Passat are both high on the list. I'm torn with the Element, though - fugly car, but amazingly practical especially for a cycling family as you've just proven again to me. I'd love to get an Element, but my wife has threatened divorce if we end up with one.

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    I really like bikes Kingofbeers's Avatar
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    Well, you're right - it's definitely not the car to impress your friends with. It is a LOT more fun to drive than it's looks would suggest, though. My wife bought it for trips to the nursery, but it mostly gets used for bikes and dogs.
    Schwinn Paramounts - 1965, '71, '74, 83
    Match Paramounts - '98, '99
    1948 Schwinn Continental
    1978 Medici Pro Strada
    1990 Cannondale ST 600
    1998 Trek Y-Foil
    1999 Schwinn Homegrown MTB
    2000 Schwinn Homegrown MTB
    1999 Longbikes Tandem

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