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Tandem roof rack in order to carry/transport an utility bicycle ???

Old 04-08-12, 09:37 AM
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Tandem roof rack in order to carry/transport an utility bicycle ???

Good morning,

To the owners of utility bicycles such as Yuba Mundo, Trek Transport, Kone Ute, etc., do you guys use a tandem roof rack in order to carry/transport your utility bicycle on your vehicle?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-09-12, 02:44 PM
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This is tricky. I have actually carryed it across behind on a normal rack (NOT recomended) and has also twice carryed it vertically (sticking up over the top of the car- also not recomended). Now I use a trailer when transporting it with a car. I try to use a normal bike w trailer if I need to take it in a car or bus/train.

I have twice had a normal bike fall down on the roof of the car so personally I have almost stopped doing that.

I have decided (again) That I am FOR SURE going to finish my 20" detatchable longtail this year.
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Old 04-09-12, 06:32 PM
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I bought a recumbent tray to attach onto my standard Yakima roof bike rack. That's was long enough to accommodate my big dummy, and since the front wheel comes off an the fork locks in I always felt fine with it.

Now, just because it feels stable up there doesn't mean I like hauling such a big bike onto the top of my CRV! I wave since switched to hauling it around on a hitch mounted Thule rack. I find it much easier to load and unload this way.

One other thing to think about with a tandem roof rack is the bottom bracket brace. Make sure it lines up properly with your bike before investing any money into it.

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