Author Topic: Solo onna Pendle Tandem Roof Rack : (FTI Oscars Dad )  (Read 1066 times)

jogler

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Solo onna Pendle Tandem Roof Rack : (FTI Oscars Dad )
« on: March 13, 2012, 12:21:47 pm »
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I simply secure the seat post to the front vertical post of the rack,using toe straps & tie wraps or whatever as you would when using a tandem.
The front wheel rests in the frontwheel cradle & has a toe-strap to hold it insitu.
The rear wheel is secured,via a toe-strap & tie wrap to the horizontal spine of the tandem rack.
Simples.

The rear vertical post of the tandem rack is not used for the Langster or Trek but is used for the Longstaff which has slighter longer chain stays.The  rear wheel is secured to the rear vertical post of the rack using a toe-strap and/or tiewrap.

I use a toe-strap around the front wheel & down tube on all bikes being lifted onto the roof to stop the front wheel swinging about during the lift.

hth.

Oscar's dad

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Re: Solo onna Pendle Tandem Roof Rack : (FTI Oscars Dad )
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 12:29:26 pm »
Elegantly simple!  Thanks  :thumbsup:

Re: Solo onna Pendle Tandem Roof Rack : (FTI Oscars Dad )
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2012, 09:48:51 pm »
The rear  wheel could slip off sideways. A couple  of   bits   of  steel or aluminium U section to stablise  it  would be  a  good  idea.

Oscar's dad

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Re: Solo onna Pendle Tandem Roof Rack : (FTI Oscars Dad )
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 09:45:23 am »
It works ...!



The only slight annoyance is the bottle cage on the seat tube is right where the "Y" piece on the upright goes so the cage will need removing.  Other than that we're good to go if required.

Thanks jogler  :-*