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Old August 24th 18, 07:11 PM posted to
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Default Bus bike rack too short, how to strap in a bike quickly?

On 2018-08-24 09:00, AMuzi wrote:
On 8/24/2018 9:35 AM, Joerg wrote:
Couldn't believe it. Those great agency folks obviously
didn't test the bike racks for our local buses before
signing the contract. Long story short my 29er bike didn't
fit in and neither did my friend's. Luckily the driver was
patient and helpful. We had to load the bikes reversed so
the hook goes over the rear wheel. Not easy because of my
panniers but worked, somehow. The front wheels now rode up
on the other side of the rack slot. We both had bungee cords
with which we strapped them down as hard as we could. Oh,
and the slot width barely fit my 2.25" wide MTB tires barely
squeezed in and I had to push down hard. The rack looks like

When we arrived another rider put his 26" MTB on there on
even that barely fit in (rear wheel rode up half an inch).

Does anyone know a better "strap down" method that is faster
than wrapping a bungee around rim and rack numerous times?

Special bike = special accessories:

I've got those. Takes too long. Yesterday we held up the bus at that
stop for 4min. Not good.

Regards, Joerg

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