Author Topic: Do you use a front wheel out car roof rack cycle carrier?  (Read 403 times)

Do you use a front wheel out car roof rack cycle carrier?
« on: February 14, 2020, 07:43:02 pm »
If so, how do you transport your front wheel?  There are some elegant solutions out there but at ferocious prices.



£119   :o

I see Mike Dyason InMotion products don't do their system anymore and the Thule one is £60+

What do you use.

Thanks

Re: Do you use a front wheel out car roof rack cycle carrier?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 09:31:45 pm »
We are very happy with a Pendle tandem roof rack with a fork clamp, so the front wheel must go elsewhere. Either in the car, or on a front wheel carrier* on the roof rack, alongside the tandem, depending on the room available into the car.

A

*: something very basic, like this:

Re: Do you use a front wheel out car roof rack cycle carrier?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2020, 11:21:43 am »
That front wheel carrier looks like the Thule one which is £60 odd. 

Although this one from Cruz is only £40. I guess the expense is because it folds flat when not in use.



Unless something better pops out of the woodwork, something like this would do.  Either pipe lagging or 3D printed parts and velcro.





We're planning on getting a Tandem Swing from JD.

Re: Do you use a front wheel out car roof rack cycle carrier?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2020, 08:24:29 pm »
I wouldn't trust a pair of velcro straps at 70 mph. Better spend £40 on a proper front wheel carrier for your peace of mind!

A

Re: Do you use a front wheel out car roof rack cycle carrier?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2020, 07:27:19 pm »
stick it in the boot.

Re: Do you use a front wheel out car roof rack cycle carrier?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2020, 10:16:17 am »
I hold a tandem trike on with (multiple) toe straps no worries!