Pros: The interior … Does it really need to be more complicated than this? I could post some pics if they weren't stuck on my teeny phone SD card. A Volvo S40 fits the bike in the boot as long as the wheels & seat are removed (from the bike, not the car). The first thing you need to do is remove the front wheel. Login/cookie issues? Cookeaa – I just emailed pendle at their main email on their site. Had a Crosstrek...roughly same interior size and fit bikes in with front wheel removed. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Renault-Scenic-Interior-cycle-carrier_W0QQitemZ280457010984QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxq20100127?IMSfp=TL100127156001r14485. Happy cycling! Premier Club (taller forks and all), I've got the Minoura rack – works well…doesn't get used now though as my current bike doesn't have a QR front wheel and my saddle height is too high to go in the SMax upright…so it just sits in the garage…was used frequently on previous motors though…. Ask us your questions or meetup with other redditors in your area for local rides. I know my Golf Estate has a sort of False floor in the boot, a rigid carpeted cover that lifts up to give access to further cubby holes and the spare wheel, I could if I wanted whack a couple of holes into place a front axle adaptor of some sort like you’re suggesting I think, then fold one of the rear seats forwards to allow the back wheel to go in…. 2021 Team News: Loris Vergier Joins Trek Factory Racing, This topic has 42 replies, 20 voices, and was last updated. My girlfriend has a Fit, it's ridiculous how much that stupid little car can carry. Idk about flat bars wider than 50cm. I had a couple of wagons in the past that fit bikes great, but currently I drive a car like this and bikes fit in the back with wheels on no problem because it's longer than most compact hatchbacks. Drive off…. If you drive a vehicle that has sufficient cabin or boot space, and you are prepared to partly dismantle your bicycle, such as removing the wheels, you might prefer to carry your bicycle inside your car. The only hatches that I dont think it would work with are base Mini, fiat 500 and smart car obviously. The topic ‘Transporting a bike inside a car upright….’ is closed to new replies. Not the whole clamp/bracket. Although we don't mind people ordering parts to make up their own solutions. (its only a 206 estate). Minivans with seats that fold down flat to the floor are the best. I don’t care about front wheel removal or not, I just want to transport my bike inside the car and store it there when needed as well. …not sure how you'll hold the bike up off the floor with no wheels in. Then the back fastening would be via a QR as well rather than blocks supporting the chainstays…. It sits along the foot well space between the rows of seats. Then just rang them and they processed it over phone. i.e. Bungee round top of seatpost to loops for attaching these (already present in Zafira). I've got an Outback wagon and I can fit my bike in there without removing the wheels and leaving some space in between the back of the front seats and the front of the front wheel. The amount of room also depends on the type of bike which you don't say, road bikes generally need quite a bit less room than mountain bikes. id like a bar that could be extended/reduced to hold itself in the rear of the car with movable fork mounts on. Protect the bike with the tires, or use them to space out multiple bikes placed on top of one another. EDIT – this is obviously with the wheels off, which I stick in wheel bags to keep the car clean. Also need to use a large uninterrupted area for other things so I've got a Mazda 6 Est and large blankets . Not every great bike ride starts from your front door, and if you want to go riding further afield than normal, you'll need something to transport your bike safely by car, or by air. I consider the test to be the "bicycle test". The bike is a great means of transportation: It is environmentally friendly, offers you mobility, keeps you fit and is also a lot of fun. With the front wheel removed, there are racks that come with an optional fork grabber that can be locked to avoid possible theft. On top of that I've made a block that the QR goes through & made it absolutely as low as I could for the forks to attach to without catching the main base board. I used to fit two hardtail mountain bikes in the back of my 2008 civic sedan, but I did have to fold down the back seats, take off the front wheels and alternate the bikes. Through-axle adapter For direct attachment of bicycles with through axle forks on the fork mount. i put a luggage net up sometimes.. We made a one off rack for MBUK to hold bikes upright in the back of a van using the adapter pictured above once. @Carbon337 Where did you order the fork adaptor from? Back seats are down all summer to accommodate my bikes. I plan on doing a few refinements to this at some point, as the new bike is slightly taller at the front & so only just goes in – I need to lower the QR mount as much as possible. It worked on the old bike, but the new Stumpy has asymmetric chainstays so they need some adjustment. If you can, try to load a bike in the car as part of the purchase process to make sure you're happy. Just wondering if hatchbacks are the way to go? Think I will return the adapter and see what I can muster together myself. Two wheels, or three, sometimes one, but never more than twenty. Santa Fe owner here. I've done it like this for years without any problems. Good luck with whatever you cobble together – and post up some pics. Right I think I'm gonna lash some sort of basic MDF board + old hub or axle arrangement which should be good for one of my MTBs and the Road bike but the 20mm Bolt through/170mm forked one might require a different approach I think… still 2 out of 3 ain't bad. To those above talking about web ordering – we tend to limit spare parts to phone sales so we can make sure that you are ordering the correct parts. it was great if i needed to carry three i clipped the two in the mounts and slid one the other way round between the two meant i could have three adults and all bikes and kit inside. We welcome bicyclists of all skill levels including those who don't yet own a bike. Tow-bar bike beaks are priced from about $120 (Buzz Rack), $400 (4-bike Yakima) and $649 (Thule Reece-hitch bar). You can get 15mm, 9mm or 20mm. A Seat Alahmbra will swallow the whole bike upright with the middle rear seat out. I fi get it tomorrow i will email you pics of my setup. More bikes = more blankets . That reminds me. Ideally want a car that sells an approved kit to hold the bikes. Strap-on racks can be transferred between vehicles but will require a lot of adjustment to fit correctly. A new landscape appeals to you, a beautiful excursion destination should be explored, or you would also like to enjoy exciting bike tours on vacation. Take both wheels off, lay the bike on the back seats with the drive side facing the windshield, left pedal sitting on the edge of the seat. There are numerous types on the market but all have an outer nylon cover much like a backpack. I can tell its a pendle mount, I wanted to know where to purchase it at the above mentioned price, their site is a bit gash when it comes to buying spares…. Search online for local shipping companies and get a few quotes for shipping your motorcycle. Bit late on this I know, but Cookeaa asked for some pics….here they are finally off my phone & on the computer! Transporting a bike inside a car upright…. I need to take that off, cut a slot in the base & get a new mount made up that fits in below to lower the height of the mount for the new bike. How difficult is it to get your bike in the back? Press J to jump to the feed. If you're new to cycling, and want to transport your bike inside a car, this video will help. Join us today. Inside The Car. Close boot Fits two bikes, front wheels off. Fold down the rear seats It helps free up more space lengthwise for longer bikes. It is characterized by its simple and flexible operation, and the tool-free assembly without modifications to the vehicle. Stumpy01 I’d love to see some pic’s, this thread has me thinking about how I could get both of my bikes in in a similar fashion i.e. For fastening bicyles with through axle forks on the Extender at the fork mount and for even more variable vertical and horizonal mounting of bikes in confined spaces. Add further bike(s) as required in similar way If you can leave the wheels in you can weld a turbo trainer to the floorpan and that'll hold the bike upright. I don't like stacking bikes on top of each other. Take both wheels off, lay the bike on the back seats with the drive side facing the windshield, left pedal sitting on the edge of the seat. I like the look of that Pendle attachment, but for my current car it would be way too high. As for cutting up a brand new Mazda 5's interior/bodywork… I can't imagine welding/bolting stuff to the car will do much for its warranty. Even if the bike rack’s arm touches the fork a bit, generally the contact point on the arm is also soft rubber, meant to degrade before your bike does. so takes up little room. Strap in to door handle / luggage eyes / seat back fittings as needed Enclosed shipping trailers will offer better protection from the elements, but open trailers might be a bit cheaper. EDIT – the reason I mount my bike upright, rather than just laying it in flat is to give me more space in the boot for any other stuff I need with me & it also allows one of the rear seats to be used. I have a 2016 Mazda3 hatchback, and I can fit my 56cm road bikes in without removing the wheels. Just leave in garage or wherever when not in use – Simples! Drop or remove seatpost. According to the Velominati, the "Keepers of the Cog," they who wrote all "The Rules" that apply to the hard life of road cycling, the bike (s) on top of your car should be worth more than the car (Rule … I have even made a roof rack this way (20 years ago as poor student! If you are careful and you take care to refit the carpet around it, it'll work just as good as the factory original, but for much more work and a great deal more expense. The back wheel stays on, the front comes off and clips into some kind of mount across the boot floor. Currently I've got a 10mm (I think) mdf board. My friend has a 2017 Subaru Impreza and she can fit her 54cm road bike in the back with a little bit of work with both wheels on (I'm not sure if my 56 would fit with both wheels on). More specifically a 2017 Subaru Impreza. [Edit - or a bigger car to fit the bike … Remove fenders because they will be smashed in by the car doors. This gives you room to bring one other person with you, who would sit … Fitting a bike, or a couple of road bikes inside a car boot isn't that hard. At the back, there's 2 blocks that the chainstays sit on, with holes in to pass some webbing through & secure the rear of the bike to the blocks. Turn the bike upside down and rest it on the bars? Ollie shows you how to remove the wheels and safely store the bike inside a car. Ford fiesta hatch. The most common way of transporting a triathlon bike is the soft bike bag. Has anyone done any DIY interior bike mounts by locking in the front forks? good for 3 people and 3 bikes and riding gear in realtive comfort. I then screwed in a block the same width as the front dropouts & stuck a QR through it. I’ve fit two mountain bikes and three people inside my 2006 Toyota matrix. put your bags either side if that helps it stay upright. 2021 Team News: Veronique Sandler moves to Santa Cruz! In this video we show you some basic tips on how to load your road or mountain bike into your car on the back seat. No movement. The tubing on the top of the block in the 3rd pic was meant to compress as the webbing strap is tightened around the stays to help hold it in place. The Saris Traps Triple Track (got to love the alliteration) means can be mounted to the floor inside your station wagon, hatchback or SUV, or to the truck bed of your pickup. Towball racks usually cradle two to four bikes by the wheels, with arms that grab the bike higher on the frame for stability. A quality bike rack will hold the bike onto your vehicle by only touching the rubber tires. I got some MDF & made a base that fitted into the floor of my car on the 60 split side. You open the Element from the back, probably push some rear seats down, and roll your bike right in. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, Kona Rove Ti, Lynskey Viale, Cooper CX, Trek 1.1, X-Caliber 6, WI, Cannondale Hooligan, Gunnar Roadie, Trek Stache and Fuel EX, Ontario, Canada (Trek Remedy9.8, Synapse Carbon 105), (NW Indiana) Spec Roubaix Force 1 & DiamondBack Release. Line the boot and back of the seats with a mat or newspapers. Hatchbacks/station wagons are definitely the way to go, but I'd look for something long enough you can fit the bike in without needing to take off wheels if this is something you'll be doing regularly. Just received the pendle attachment – it isnt what I expected – basically i just got the green cylinder (but its gold) thats in that pic above. Should work on cramming drop bar bikes into even the smallest of hatchbacks. It's still upright. Pros: Space inside the car is maximised, bikes are separate and there are minimal contact points with other metal and hard plastics – and that means the bike’s paintwork is protected. Put the seat backs down, I can lay bike in the back. With a solid connection to a part of your car that usually has handy electrical connections for lights, a towball rack is a very convenient way to carry bikes. If you are traveling by car, there are a few different options for transporting your bicycle. Put first bike against side of car An unrestrained bike can quickly become a dangerous object Mine go in the back of a zafira upright – im meant to be ordering a 15qr pendle adapter that im going to bolt into a base plate. Lay the assembly across the back of car/van/pick-up/trailer deck and you have QR mounting point for forks to support your bike upright. Newsletter Settings, Viewing 40 posts - 1 through 40 (of 43 total). We put our bikes upside down in our Octavia and lash them down using the eyelets that usually lock the seat backs in place. i used to unclip two of the rear seats and had an internal bike rack that clipped in their place that had two fork clamps on it . i just havent bothered my arse yet ;-0, Just found this on a Mazda forum….this is exactly what I am after, if you could make the bar adjustable to squish it up to the cars insides to keep it tight that would be great, i will see if i can find a pic of my renault bit its great, one on ebay here actually ( not mine lol) it could be made to fit other cars no doubt. @Heather bash – currently that is my approach but it’s actually not he most efficient use of the space and and time wrestling a muddy bike (both wheels off) in and out of the car each time is a pain in the arse, blankets never cover everything so a pedal always snags something, ideally I don’t want to have to fold both rear seats so I can leave the nippers mounted on the 40% split and still get a bike in comfortably with the rear wheel still fitted, plus a boot full of riding kit/spares/food and just Go, not too much to ask is it? Place both wheels between frame and back of seat. Just ordered this at £11.50 secure it to a wood/metal base plate and Bobs your uncle. It's a tight fit but with the front wheel off I can get it in...bike rack is in my near future. Old curtains deployed to keep car clean. Remove fenders because they will be smashed in by the car doors. Recommend any good blankets for bikes? I used to transport my bikes inside a car a bit smaller than a SUV. Interested in riding a bicycle? Front wheel out, Turn handlebars 90° to the left, towards the backrest when inserting bike from right side car doors. My current trunk rack won't work with my DB frame. This will gain me about 15mm, which doesn't sound much, but will just make it that little bit easier. There are some good ideas on mtbr car and bioke forum involving pvc piping etc. Put the seat bottoms up, I can put bike right behind the driver and passenger seats, with the front wheel off. source:motortrend.com Also, you will avoid taking children abroad as this may cause injuries to them. Cookeaa – I'll try to get the pics off my phone & onto a 'pooter this weekend. But every now and then it has to be transported. upright, front wheel out possible on a slide in board or similar, anything that saves time/effort pre/post ride is a good idea in my book…, P.S. One Reddit user shows such a configuration. If my buddy is coming with we cover the bike on the bottom with a thick blanket to prevent the bikes rubbing. Get a Roof Rack. No brackets required. Motor Bike or two-wheeler transportation is one of the parcel services provided by Indian Railways, which are less expensive than other parcel services.It is one of the preferred ways to transport the bike from one place to a new city. Just try it; keep taking more bits off till it fits. Or buy a smaller bike to fit the car. How to Parcel Bike in Train [Across India] Indian Railway is one of the biggest modes of transportation to carry out your luggage or goods. Lol or is it really an anything will do type thing. I can fit my MTB in mine as well, but have to remove the front wheel on that one. Answer (1 of 4): Some of the larger people carriers (Ford Galaxy leaps to mind) are big enough, if you take some seats out and take the wheels off the tandem) to transport the bike inside.Some tandems (some single bikes, too) fold down, or come apart, which makes it possible to transport them inside most ordinary sized cars. I can fit 5 bikes fully standing up with wheels on. 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