Fetching a bike by car..

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Boon 51, 21 Aug 2012.

  1. Boon 51

    Boon 51 Veteran

    Location:
    Deal. Kent.
    As a plan B I might have to come to the UK to buy a bike, I know you can buy bike racks, but if I took the front wheel out of the bike and I dropped the back seats of my car would the bike fit in.. I have an Astra hatch 4 door.. or is that pushing it a bit..

    Cheers
     
  2. PK99

    PK99 Guru

    Location:
    SW19
    should be fine - but you can take both wheels off!
     
  3. jim55

    jim55 Über Member

    Location:
    glasgow
    take both wheels off ,itl defo fit
     
  4. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Location:
    Southsea
    We rented a Ford Ka when on holiday in Majorca. We got both our road bikes in the back - had to take all the wheels off obviously, but there was ample room.
     
  5. TonyEnjoyD

    TonyEnjoyD Veteran

    Both off and bag the chainset using carrier bags to keep any lube at bay
     
  6. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    My bikes have all fitted comfortably in my Golf hatch with the front wheel off - might be easier without the rear wheel, but the chain scares me!
     
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  7. BrianEvesham

    BrianEvesham Mask is gone!

    Plenty of room in my Astra G 5 door. But what was plan A?
     
  8. bobcat

    bobcat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Rye
    That'll fit a treat, and save on petrol!
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Boon 51

    Boon 51 Veteran

    Location:
    Deal. Kent.
    Shouldn't think my Astra is alot different in the back..
    Cheers.
     
  10. Mo1959

    Mo1959 Guru

    Just have a Peugeot 207 hatch myself and have had a Dawes Discovery hybrid in the back with front wheel removed and a Specialized Ruby road bike (bit smaller) without removing the wheel. Would imagine your Astra would be at least the same size if not slightly bigger.
     
  11. PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Location:
    Chandler's Ford
    Astra? Golf?Taking both wheels off ?
    Youse lot are lightweights.
    I can get my 60cm frame size bike (with just the front wheel off) into a Citroen C1 !
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Boon 51

    Boon 51 Veteran

    Location:
    Deal. Kent.
    My plan is/was to buy a bike in Spain.. if they are too dear (like motorbikes and cars are) I will be coming to the UK and buy one then.
     
  13. mcshroom

    mcshroom Bionic Subsonic

    Location:
    Egremont, Cumbria
    I can fit my bikes in the back of my 5 door Astra (G-series) without removing any wheels :smile:
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Boon 51

    Boon 51 Veteran

    Location:
    Deal. Kent.
    Good call
     
  15. mcshroom

    mcshroom Bionic Subsonic

    Location:
    Egremont, Cumbria
    I keep a groundsheet/tarpaulin in the boot of the car. Cover the rear bumper before putting the bike in as chainrings will seriously damage the paintwork
     
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