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Old May 30th 06, 08:19 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Does anyone know if it is ok to carry a tandem on a hitch mounted bike
rack? Perhaps having both wheels taken off?

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Old May 31st 06, 09:24 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Does anyone know if it is ok to carry a tandem on a hitch mounted bike
rack? Perhaps having both wheels taken off?


If you have a Hummer.

;-)

Joseph

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Old May 31st 06, 09:39 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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I looked into it at some point... with both wheels taken off it would
just fit. But instead I ended up getting a Topper (?) rack on sale for
$150 or smth... totally happy with it. Granted, I already had the bars
installed and two other roof racks for singles. the car looks really
cool with 2 singles and 1 tandem.

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Does anyone know if it is ok to carry a tandem on a hitch mounted bike
rack? Perhaps having both wheels taken off?


If you have a Hummer.

;-)

Joseph


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Old May 31st 06, 11:27 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Does anyone know if it is ok to carry a tandem on a hitch mounted bike
rack? Perhaps having both wheels taken off?


I saw a guy with a GMC Yukon (large SUV), that had a hitch mount rack with
a large rack on it.
At first I didn't know what it was, but later I saw that he had put a tandem
onto the rack and it made sense then.
basically the rack sits in the center and runs at about a 60 degree angle
up.
When he puts the bike on in one piece, he slides it on up the rack, does
something to hold the rear wheel on.
Then off he goes. it looks pretty neat albeit pretty spectacular.
it could have been one of the Draftmaster Bicycle Rack Systems, I am not
sure. I don't remember if he had to take the front wheel off or not.
http://www.draftmaster.com/t.html This is neat as you only have to remove
the front wheel to mount and carry a tandem.
So anyway there might be another tandem rack out there like this Draftmaster
model that lets you tie on the bike as one piece, but I haven't seen it yet
on the internet.
It could also be a special custom rack from Draftmaster too.





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Old May 31st 06, 03:29 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Does anyone know if it is ok to carry a tandem on a hitch mounted bike
rack? Perhaps having both wheels taken off?


My tandem has travelled many miles across the back of the car on a
hitch-mount rack. No problems.

Giles

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http://www.draftmaster.com/t.html

Driving on a parkway with this thing stickng out from the back could be
prohibited. I once mounted a ski rack this way and got busted.

 




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