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The 15 year old Altima was on its last legs earlier this year, so we traded it in and got a 2012 Xterra, then I ordered some parts off Amazon and cut a 2x4 to the right size. Now the bikes are locked and going to and from each race and training ride. I feel much better about driving 8 to 10 hours to get so some races. I don't have to worry as much about the rain/hail or wind like I used to with the old rack on the back.

 

I know they aren't the fanciest most expensive bikes, but they are the ones we have for now. BTW anyone have a tri-bike they want to give me?



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2013-08-29 2:36 PM
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I really like this. Would definitely kit my car out like this if only it was big enough. I just put the back seats down and rest my bike on top.
2013-08-29 2:38 PM
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I have a bigger bike but with the rear row folded down in our Pathfinder I can get it in with the front wheel off.

A couple of towels and my pack bag keep it secure.

Only takes 30 seconds to get the front wheel back on.
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I had a roof rack once, I got rear ended on the interstate a a dead stop, bike flew into the oncoming late and was totaled.

I had a rear rack once, I got rear ended at a stop light, nothing terrible but minor damages

I know keep my bike inside my car, no problems to report, its a pain, but it lessens the damage chances due to other drivers errors. Its a simple rack where i take the front wheel off and it stand upright, throw a blanket over it and it is protected from everything inside the car.

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2013-08-30 5:50 AM
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I pretty much pick mine up and lay it in the back of my ute. I do make sure that she is chain side up most of the time, but sometimes I forget. She lays flat and I don't have to take the wheels off or anything. She is a poverty pack special so I don't get too precious about her.

Maybe this season I should find a way to transport her with a bit more care, but we will see.
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