Through-axle adapter For direct attachment of bicycles with through axle forks on the fork mount. Done in a minute or two. (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…. But every now and then it has to be transported. Works a treat and still leaves loads of space. 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. 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. You simply use a dirt bike carry rack like the one pictured above, which you can check out on Amazon here > Dirt Bike Carrier . Remove front wheel. As soon as the DVLA get their fingers out with my reg transfer I'm picking up a new Mazda 5. Join us today. Also need to use a large uninterrupted area for other things so I've got a Mazda 6 Est and large blankets . Carrying the bike inside the car, maybe safe from theft, but also dangerous for you and anyone on board.. )- BTW; if anyone starts making these and flogging them I want a cut !! 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. Currently I've got a 10mm (I think) mdf board. More bikes = more blankets . Remove fenders because they will be smashed in by the car doors. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Renault-Scenic-Interior-cycle-carrier_W0QQitemZ280457010984QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxq20100127?IMSfp=TL100127156001r14485. 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. Anyone manage to get a DH bike in the back of their estate upright? 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). New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. 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. Drop or remove seatpost. You can get 15mm, 9mm or 20mm. Ask us your questions or meetup with other redditors in your area for local rides. 2021 Team News: Loris Vergier Joins Trek Factory Racing, This topic has 42 replies, 20 voices, and was last updated. 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…. Back seats are down all summer to accommodate my bikes. I then screwed in a block the same width as the front dropouts & stuck a QR through it. Place the bike on the floor space of the back seat and let one of the pedals rest on the seat for stability. Happy cycling! 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. The first thing you need to do is remove the front wheel. I plan on removing this QR mount, cutting a hole in the board & mounting the QR coming up from the underside. Contact Us Front wheel out, Removing the front wheel? She was sending it out today so i may even get it next day. Does it really need to be more complicated than this? (its only a 206 estate). The Bikeinside interior bike rack is the reference product for bike transport in the car. Not the whole clamp/bracket. Roof racks utilize the space on top of your car to transport your bike. EDIT – this is obviously with the wheels off, which I stick in wheel bags to keep the car clean. Ford fiesta hatch. Premier Club 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. Watch out for your derailleur hanger. The topic ‘Transporting a bike inside a car upright….’ is closed to new replies. FULL MEMBERSHIP FROM JUST £2.50. >you can weld a turbo trainer to the floorpan <, Dead easy to fabricate something with alu section / machine bolts and use a hollow rod up front the same width and dia as your front hub to lock the forks down with a QR. 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. There are some good ideas on mtbr car and bioke forum involving pvc piping etc. I am looking at this for our new car (xc90) and volvo do do one for ht ecar but they put it over the back seats where as i would like to do some thing that leaves some of the seats in place so the above solution may work well just need to get some fork holders. Link Removal After all, you don’t want to scratch either the bike or the car. 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. Not bad. Close boot When I get a car with a taller roofline, I'll be doing the same thing, but stickin the QR on a rail, so I can bolt the fork in at the boot end, then slide the QR assembly down into the car on the rail before clipping it secure. Depends how I want to use the rest of the room. I used to tip down the rear seats and lay the bike horizontally. If you can leave the wheels in you can weld a turbo trainer to the floorpan and that'll hold the bike upright. I consider the test to be the "bicycle test". Just try it; keep taking more bits off till it fits. There are numerous types on the market but all have an outer nylon cover much like a backpack. Forum Rules I don't like stacking bikes on top of each other. How to transport a dirt bike with a car This is probably the cheapest way of transporting a dirt bike, and is the perfect solution for those who don't wish to buy a van. Protect the bike with the tires, or use them to space out multiple bikes placed on top of one another. put your bags either side if that helps it stay upright. If you need to remove both wheels and squeeze it in, not good. Should work on cramming drop bar bikes into even the smallest of hatchbacks. right way up doesnt work, as it tips the forks forward, and makes the bike too long to fit. 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. still have the rack but no scenic lol i keep meaning to try to fit it in the mrs zafira somehow . This will gain me about 15mm, which doesn't sound much, but will just make it that little bit easier. Lol or is it really an anything will do type thing. Plus with a house full of rugby players and battle scarred bikes I'm beyond caring about the car interior and a few more scratches. Pros: The interior … Strap-on racks cost from about $100 (Allen) to $250 (Saris Bones). A Seat Alahmbra will swallow the whole bike upright with the middle rear seat out. 2021 Team News: Veronique Sandler moves to Santa Cruz! Transporting a bike inside a car upright…. Use bungees to keep the bike from sliding. First, if you have a bigger vehicle like an SUV, you may be able to transport your bike inside without a bike rack. source:motortrend.com Also, you will avoid taking children abroad as this may cause injuries to them. Just wondering if hatchbacks are the way to go? The vehicle has five doors, so you can fit your bike in several ways. 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. 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. Good luck with whatever you cobble together – and post up some pics. I got some MDF & made a base that fitted into the floor of my car on the 60 split side. I can fit 5 bikes fully standing up with wheels on. Then just rang them and they processed it over phone. Put the seat bottoms up, I can put bike right behind the driver and passenger seats, with the front wheel off. I’ve fit two mountain bikes and three people inside my 2006 Toyota matrix. upside down with the rear wheel still on works a treat for me. Just ordered this at £11.50 secure it to a wood/metal base plate and Bobs your uncle. I used to transport my bikes inside a car a bit smaller than a SUV. I like the look of that Pendle attachment, but for my current car it would be way too high. 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 own a Toyota Prius C and have no issues putting in a large 29er Trek mountain bike. Bungee round top of seatpost to loops for attaching these (already present in Zafira). Although we don't mind people ordering parts to make up their own solutions. I can carry it in my car (2000 VW Golf 1.8T) but if I want it to be upright, so that I can fit other stuff in the car easily the rear wheel will be between the two front seat a little bit and I won't be able to put another bike inside of the car. My current trunk rack won't work with my DB frame. 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. Has anyone done any DIY interior bike mounts by locking in the front forks? Fits two bikes, front wheels off. 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 . The Best option I’ve found In the winter the last place you want your nice bike is on a hitch mounted rack. 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 … An unrestrained bike can quickly become a dangerous object 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. 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. so takes up little room. I could post some pics if they weren't stuck on my teeny phone SD card. 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. 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. 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). 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. Dunno about a Mazda but in my Zafira it's just: Both back rows of seats down. For more tips, including how to secure your bike with ratchet straps, read on! 25 years of bicycle transport in the car. If you're new to cycling, and want to transport your bike inside a car, this video will help. Bit of foam between window and any metal Line the boot and back of the seats with a mat or newspapers. 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. Bike racks on cars are one of the best ways of transporting your bike from point A to point B, so we’ve put together this guide to help you choose the right one. Santa Fe owner here. How difficult is it to get your bike in the back? Add further bike(s) as required in similar way Drive off…. 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. Classifieds Rules You open the Element from the back, probably push some rear seats down, and roll your bike right in. The car was just big enough to allow a full suspension 26" bike. This gives you room to bring one other person with you, who would sit … Privacy Agree that it's just something else to faff around with…, My systems dead simple: flip the seats, throw a blanket down, throw the bike in. 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…. No movement. I have a 2016 Mazda3 hatchback, and I can fit my 56cm road bikes in without removing the wheels. is it a rigid “False floor” or a bit of carpet placed straight over the floor pan? It’s better to have the bike on the roof, but the best place to keep your bike is inside your car. Bit late on this I know, but Cookeaa asked for some pics….here they are finally off my phone & on the computer! Transporting your bike safely by car. [Edit - or a bigger car to fit the bike … We welcome bicyclists of all skill levels including those who don't yet own a bike. Latest Stories. 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. It's still upright. Drop (split) rear seats. It sits along the foot well space between the rows of seats. Using U bolt/clip attach the hub to the unistrut and thats it! Why not just roll the bike in upside down? More specifically a 2017 Subaru Impreza. Towball racks usually cradle two to four bikes by the wheels, with arms that grab the bike higher on the frame for stability. @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? Carrying the bikes inside the car. but can wheel them in upsdide down with the front wheel off, tie them to the cargo eyes and put the front wheels around them. i.e. Recommend any good blankets for bikes? 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. Put first bike against side of car Although they where mountain bikes rather than road bikes. If you can, try to load a bike in the car as part of the purchase process to make sure you're happy. 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. 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. No brackets required. Fitting a bike, or a couple of road bikes inside a car boot isn't that hard. 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. Enclosed shipping trailers will offer better protection from the elements, but open trailers might be a bit cheaper. 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. i just drop the seats in my estate and lay the bikes in the back on their side. i had a renault scenic and the seats popped out in the back . @Carbon337 Where did you order the fork adaptor from? If my buddy is coming with we cover the bike on the bottom with a thick blanket to prevent the bikes rubbing. Minivans with seats that fold down flat to the floor are the best. cookeaa – looks like a Pendle clamp/mount – http://www.pendle-bike.co.uk, Agree, yours would be a neat engineered solution but I dont want the faff of connecting another piece of kit into and out the car if it can be avoided. The bars offer some support and you can either bungee it or just pack stuff around it to stop it falling over under any wild maneuvers. Tow-bar bike beaks are priced from about $120 (Buzz Rack), $400 (4-bike Yakima) and $649 (Thule Reece-hitch bar). The salt will quickly destroy the gears, chain and rotors. Reading this thread perhaps there is a market for a more general solution that fits plenty of cars. It's a tight fit but with the front wheel off I can get it in...bike rack is in my near future. The only hatches that I dont think it would work with are base Mini, fiat 500 and smart car obviously. Press J to jump to the feed. My girlfriend has a Fit, it's ridiculous how much that stupid little car can carry. Login/cookie issues? Inside The Car. It worked on the old bike, but the new Stumpy has asymmetric chainstays so they need some adjustment. 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. Then the back fastening would be via a QR as well rather than blocks supporting the chainstays…. The topic ‘Transporting a bike inside a car upright….’ is closed to new replies. 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. I remove the front wheel and then put the bike cross ways behind the front seats. I fi get it tomorrow i will email you pics of my setup. A Volvo S40 fits the bike in the boot as long as the wheels & seat are removed (from the bike, not the car). Turn the bike upside down and rest it on the bars? The back wheel stays on, the front comes off and clips into some kind of mount across the boot floor. id like a bar that could be extended/reduced to hold itself in the rear of the car with movable fork mounts on. Cookeaa – I'll try to get the pics off my phone & onto a 'pooter this weekend. Remove fenders because they will be smashed in by the car doors. That reminds me. The bike is protected to a certain point but if you drop the bag or it has another bag placed on top then the bike or wheels may be damaged. …not sure how you'll hold the bike up off the floor with no wheels in. Ollie shows you how to remove the wheels and safely store the bike inside a car. Old curtains deployed to keep car clean. 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. You may need to modify the above with some tarpaulin/old sheets to keep the interior nice but this approach has worked fine in every car I've owned (except the Mondeo estate where I can put two bagged bikes and a weekend's kit under the load cover in the boot). What you need is an old front hub with QR (or mega cheap 2nd hand), U bolt or stainless jubilee clip, and length of unistrut. 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. Minoura do a rack for it, you need to take the front wheel out. If you have a car with a trunk that is large enough you might be able to get away with this, but usually a bike trip requires all kinds of other equipment and items as well which will leave very little room for the bike. Place both wheels between frame and back of seat. 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. One Reddit user shows such a configuration. Turn handlebars 90° to the left, towards the backrest when inserting bike from right side car doors. Premier Partners for Singletrack issues & exclusive subscriber perks, Metcheck MTB Weather Forecasts At A Glance, Singletrack Cycle Of Good Inner Tube Belt, Singletrack Lockdown 2020 426ml Coffee Mug, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Renault-Scenic-Interior-cycle-carrier_W0QQitemZ280457010984QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxq20100127?IMSfp=TL100127156001r14485, 2021 Team News: Lachlan Blair moves on from Hazzard Racing. 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. Get a Roof Rack. Fold down the rear seats It helps free up more space lengthwise for longer bikes. I got a bigger vehicle just to make it easy to toss the bike in—but if you're leaving the bike overnight, that's a big risk, so think about concealing/locking it if you do. We use bike bags, the bags stand upright and it keeps the car clean. Ideally want a car that sells an approved kit to hold the bikes. With the front wheel removed, there are racks that come with an optional fork grabber that can be locked to avoid possible theft. Cookeaa – I just emailed pendle at their main email on their site. The simplest way to transport your bike without any extra equipment is basically by stowing it inside the car. 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. I put a blanket down to protect the bike/seats and we are good to go….way the need to have the bike upright. 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. A large proportion of mountain bikes these days have a quick release, which makes it easy. 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. Turn handlebars 90° to the left, towards the backrest when inserting bike from right side car doors. A quality bike rack will hold the bike onto your vehicle by only touching the rubber tires. Sick of faffing with carriers and want to upgrade to a car that can fit me and the hubby and 2 bikes inside the car. I can fit my MTB in mine as well, but have to remove the front wheel on that one. Think I will return the adapter and see what I can muster together myself. I would like to put my bike in the back upright, Mazda do a kit for this but it's stupid money. 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. After contacting Pendle my "cheap" idea for a clap has now gone out the window – they want an extra 28.60 for the clamp so after paying 11.50 the total cost is 40.00. Had a Crosstrek...roughly same interior size and fit bikes in with front wheel removed. I've done it like this for years without any problems. If you are traveling by car, there are a few different options for transporting your bicycle. 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. thats what i intend doing anyway Idk about flat bars wider than 50cm. There is a choice of roof racks to carry your bike (a) without removing the front wheel or (b) with the front wheel removed. We put our bikes upside down in our Octavia and lash them down using the eyelets that usually lock the seat backs in place. In the second pic you can see the QR mounted above the base. Just leave in garage or wherever when not in use – Simples! It is characterized by its simple and flexible operation, and the tool-free assembly without modifications to the vehicle. Strap in to door handle / luggage eyes / seat back fittings as needed Interested in riding a bicycle? How to properly transport your bike inside your car. Strap-on racks can be transferred between vehicles but will require a lot of adjustment to fit correctly. They also carry a fear of coming adrift from the car. Search online for local shipping companies and get a few quotes for shipping your motorcycle. I have even made a roof rack this way (20 years ago as poor student! The most common way of transporting a triathlon bike is the soft bike bag. Or buy a smaller bike to fit the car. good for 3 people and 3 bikes and riding gear in realtive comfort. My 2010 Ford Focus sedan fits my large Diamondback Release. Wedge back wheel between slid forward rear seats and door post. While mountain bikes come in all different sizes and styles, but it is possible to transport your mountain bike in a small car. 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