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  • Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Have you seen how thin alloy frame tubes are?

    DickBarton
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    Seems to be fine…2 years with mine…

    aa
    Member

    did you buy the colnago?

    Fwiw i wouldn’t attach on the roof it using the downtube. It’s asking for trouble. also, if i might be so brazen….dwarf….roof….surely a towbar is more economical, easier to access etc

    bones76
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    Just wrap something like a cloth/innertube around the area where you clamp to the down tube with the roof carrier, this should prevent any rubbing of the frame!!!

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    aa – 😛

    I’ll have you know i can lift my 33lb Wolf Ridge onto the car roof (its a small car!)
    Unfortunately the car has no towbar nor can one be fitted as it’s a Ford Ka!

    PS. – Yes, bought the Colnago 8)

    bones76
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    A man after my own hart who’s bike is worth more than his car!!! I like it…

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    It’s not even my car!
    It belongs to MsD – I don’t drive 🙂

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    Is it a good idea to use on of those roof carriers that clamp onto the down tube if the bike is carbon?

    TiRed
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    The racks that clamp a tube each side can do serious damage to almost any tube (including steel), as the leverage is very high. Thule 591’s hold rather than clamp the downtube with a fixed underside and a clamp onto the topside. I’ve been very happy to drive through France with my 800g carbon bling frame so attached at 80 mph.

    steve_b77
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    I put my carbon road bike UK one for the first time at the weekend and it was fine.

    My mate has used one on his Mojo SL for about 3 years now and that ain’t broke

    Premier Icon Haze
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    No problems with the frame although you might expect the front wheel to flap around a bit, and if it’s not perfectly in line on the wheel tray it’ll wear a hole in the tyre.

    Happened to one of our three down to France this year, the other two fork mounted carriers (561’s) were fine.

    warns74
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    5 years with my carbon enduro on the roof with Thule 591. No issues.

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