preparing bike to go on the car-rack

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by ceepeebee, 15 Jul 2012.

  1. Hi all, I've persuaded GLW to let me bring the bike when we go to Normandy next month, last time we put the bike on the rack (a saris bones 1) it didn't feel massively secure, or protected.

    What do you do to your P&J to keep it safe on the rack? I'm thinking a bit of pipe lagging for the frame, proper covers for chainrings (which scratched the back door of the car a bit before, oops) and maybe taking the front wheel off.
     
  2. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    If you're really worried maybe you could borrow or hire a bike case?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    ceepeebee

    ceepeebee Veteran

    that's a question of fitting everything in though, definitely no room in the car as we're camping. Part of the worry is from last time we were over there and a twat in a lorry tried to run us off the road just outside Dunkirk ferryport, twanging the kaffenback in the process.
     
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I stick my bikes on the roof - out of harms way !
     
  5. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    Do you have a roof rack?
     
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Me, yes. :thumbsup: 4 bike carrier ! Tour support vehicle !:tongue:
     
  7. Falwheeler

    Falwheeler Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Falmouth Cornwall
    I used to carry my bike on a rear mounted carrier but never felt entirely happy so this year bought a Thule roof mounted carrier, absolutely made up with it. Bike is rock solid and very secure
     
  8. OP
    OP
    ceepeebee

    ceepeebee Veteran

    no roof rack for us - GLW is concerned about fuel consumption - and I've always looked at them as a little precarious. Maybe I should have another look at one? Not that it'll be a go-er for this trip, funds preclude.

    The Saris is pretty sturdy - the bike just seemed to swing around a bit - skinny steel tubes probably didn't help there - will be taking older alu bike this time.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice