- roofrack for tandem suggestions?
Pendle. Don’t get the T bar, as removal of the front wheel and subsequent mounting is a nightmare. Otherwise Yakima have one as already mentioned.
EDIT: And you don’t need a limo. Our rack used to live on the roof of our VW Vento without any issue. That is until my wife took the car into a carwash and the roller came up underneath the carrier and ripped the rack off!Posted 5 years agoTiRedMember
You need two people to get the bike up there and hold it steady – but you’ll have two people to ride it anyway
Nah, you don’t. Just good technique. My kiddyback did not exactly have a willing helper for the lift – he was only 4 when he started! Now of course he can lift it himself 😯Posted 5 years agoac282Member
Pendle here. Definitely a 1 person job to get it on the roof as long as you tie the front wheel straight and have a bungee ready when you place the bike.
My parents have one of these though
Really good but expensive.Posted 5 years agotandemwarriorsMember
A limo definitely not needed, Nancy can go on the top of a Suzuki Swift! The Mazda 323f we had before was great because the roofline was so low. Once you’ve got the hang of it then it is a one-person job. If you car has a high roof then a wee step might make it safer. Also have the door(s) open so you can stand on the sill. I hold the fork leg, and the diagonal down-tube, hoist it up in the air, walk up to the car, and get the tyres into the channel, then push it up to the vertical. A strap round the front crank arm onto the rack upright and she’ll stay in place while you do the other straps.
Our DIY rack is the channel section of 2 solo racks bolted end on end. The 2 uprights are the steel legs from an old bed frame, welded onto a 6mm plate that is bolted to the roof bars.
Solid as a rock!
RobPosted 5 years ago
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