Securing + size wheels

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  • danmac
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    So I’m planning on riding this weekend and its evident I’m not going to get longer thule straps in time. Any ideas on safely securing 27.5+ tyres to roof mounted carrier? Hopefully something that can be obtained at a local DIY as halfords didn’t seem to want to recommend anything helpful

    Old inner tube, cut into lengths, stretched and tied – works a treat! Pal of mine has lost the straps on his rack so just does this instead – with an XL Cotic Rocket tied to the roof at 80mph…

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Holding them is easy, anything from shoelaces to bungi things or ratchet straps will do just fine, just tie it round the rack not the wheel holder. Your bigger issue is getting the tyres into the rack if your rack has the standard wheel holders (which I assume it does given the need for longer straps).

    Besides have you seen the forecast? “can’t get my bike on the roof” might be a blessing!

    danmac
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    To my surprise the wheels and tyres sit damn near perfectly in the carrier, just the strap is about a half inch off

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    In which case anything you can tie down tight enough should be fine – I like the inner tube idea, I used my emergency gaffer tape on the occasion mine snapped.

    Premier Icon Brainflex
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    Cable ties, just cut em off n have spares ready.

    Premier Icon breadcrumb
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    The straps on my Thule 598 just fit a Chronicle (29*3).

    The fat bike proved to big so until I got the fat bike adapters I just used a tie down strap.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Rope would work.
    Tie them down.

    Roof rack straps are solid, easy, and reusable. They’re also useful for lots of things.

    Premier Icon fatbikedog
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    Toe clip straps.

    Let some air out of the tyres

    mjsmke
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    Halfords do their own branded longer straps. Think they do up to 4 meters.

    I was going to say, Halfords have all manner of straps. I use them for tying bikes down inside the car.

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