It would seem that a bicycle and a car are two antipode vehicles. The first symbolizes the solution of environmental problems. The only pity is that the radius of the bike is limited to an average of 50–70 kilometers. For a greater distance, the average person simply does not have enough strength or desire to pedal. A car, on the contrary, is a dangerous phenomenon for the environment, but, unlike a bicycle, it can take away distant lands. And there, at the end of the world, you take out a bicycle and use it to enjoy the purity of nature and freedom from an internal combustion engine. But first … before the bike needs to be delivered there.
No additional equipment
From the point of view of the rigger, a bicycle is an uncomfortable item: the handles and pedals stick out in different directions, large wheels and a frame. All this conceals space. Therefore, for transporting a bicycle in a car, a folding bicycle with small wheels, 16–20 inches, is best suited. Such a bicycle can even be placed in the trunk of a sedan without folding the rear row of seats.
For transportation in a car it is better to have a folding bike. For transportation in a car it is better to have a folding bike. Related Materials
Invented the bike: an overview of the two-wheeled car dealerships. What about those bikes that don't add up? Will help to remove the front wheel. Many modern bicycles use eccentric nuts to tighten the axles, and the removal process takes a matter of seconds. If at the same time the wheel is attached to the bicycle by an eccentric, then it can also be removed or deployed in the same plane with the frame. The rear wheel is usually not dismantled so as not to mess with the chain drive.
When placing a bicycle with the wheel removed in the trunk, to avoid damaging the upholstery, wrap the protruding parts of the fork with a rag. You can use tape or insulation tape for this.
Placing a bike in the trunk or inside a car is fraught with some inconvenience, but the undeniable advantage is that the bike or bikes are protected from thieves and bullies. Plus saving on fuel, the consumption of which increases if the bikes are fixed on the outside.
For lack of special equipment, the bike can be mounted on a spare wheel on the fifth door. For lack of special equipment, the bike can be mounted on a spare wheel on the fifth door.
We use hinged mounts
The devices for mounting bicycles on the outside of the car offered by various companies are good in that they allow you to transport bicycles without any disassembly. There are three types of bicycle racks by the method of fastening: on the roof, on the hitch, on the back door. The dimensions of the roof of the car and the permitted mass of the cargo allow you to carry up to four bicycles. For each of them you need to install your own bracket with a guide.
The least expensive way to transport a bicycle outside the cabin is to install a special mount on the trunk (from 2500 rubles). The least expensive way to transport a bicycle outside the cabin is to install a special mount on the trunk (from 2500 rubles).
The device for mounting the bike on the trunk. Roofs can accommodate up to 4 bicycles. The device for mounting the bike on the trunk. Roofs can accommodate up to 4 bicycles.
With the bike carrier on the roof, be careful at the entrance to the garage or other place of limited height. The car becomes an average meter higher. The consequences of such forgetfulness can be quite deplorable both for the car, and for the trunk and the bicycle standing on it. But a car with a bicycle on the roof is unlikely to be able to evacuate: the slings of the manipulator simply do not reach the wheels of your car. And remove the bike from the roof, except for you. nobody has the right - private property.
Transporting bicycles on the roof is easier for those who ride an ordinary sedan, hatchback or station wagon. The bottom line is that mounting a bike on the roof of a tall crossover or SUV will not be easy. You may need a stepladder or stool. Well, do not carry them with you to the place of rest!
Hitching platform. It accepts 1 to 4 bicycles. It can recline, providing access to the rear door and luggage. Depending on the model, the price reaches 50, 000 rubles. Hitching platform. It accepts 1 to 4 bicycles. It can recline, providing access to the rear door and luggage. Depending on the model, the price reaches 50, 000 rubles.
For large tall cars, devices that allow you to attach the bikes to the towbar are more suitable. On this you can transport up to four bicycles. Depending on the model of mounting device, bikes are suspended or placed on platforms. Such bicycle platforms are more convenient in terms of loading and securing two-wheeled vehicles. There are bicycle mounting platforms with repeaters of lighting fixtures.
Mount on the back door. The main inconvenience - requires the removal of bicycles to open the door. Mount on the back door. The main inconvenience - requires the removal of bicycles to open the door. Related Materials
Sprinter versus cyclist and motorist: the online race is completed Bicycle racks mounted on the rear door of the car occupy an intermediate position between the devices on the roof and on the hitch. They can be installed on fairly tall cars. The main thing is that the doors are strong enough - four bicycles weigh 60 kg. It should also be borne in mind that to open the door up you will need to remove them.
And don't forget about the rear license plate. It must be hung on the platform so that the attachment does not overlap the number of your car. Otherwise, a fine is provided.
Mounted devices for transporting bicycle equipment are offered by eminent companies and not so. And what do the automakers themselves offer?
At the Geneva Motor Show, BMW introduced the concept of the BMW Active Tourer Outdoor sports compact van. The car is designed to carry two bicycles in the trunk.
Placement of bicycles in the cargo compartment of the BMW Active Tourer Outdoor concept. Placement of bicycles in the cargo compartment of the BMW Active Tourer Outdoor concept.
The mountings on the side rails in the cargo compartment allow you to easily place two bicycles there. But still you need to dismantle the front wheels. Forks can not be wrapped with tape or flannel - because of the design they should not touch the floor. To be removed and saddles. For them, BMW has provided a special compartment in the floor.
In a car designed for transporting bicycles, there is a special compartment for accommodating filmed bicycle seats. In a car designed for transporting bicycles, there is a special compartment for accommodating filmed bicycle seats.