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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-12-2006, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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SUV bicycle transport....

I'm thinking about getting a couple of these Saris Traps fork mounts and afixing them to a board for transporting 2 bicycles inside my jeep cherokee. Looks like a simple cheap setup, anyone use these before?


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Looks just like what's on the bike rack I bought for my Xterra. I'm sure it'll work just fine bolted onto a board. Are there tie-down points in your Jeep for the board and for straps to keep the bike from bouncing around?


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They work well. But do you really think you need that much stability.? I mean, you can bungee them down. Its not like a 50 back there...we're talking about 20 some pounds per bike.

Id recommend getting that trailer hitch and going external. Your bike(s) will be filthy some days, do you really want to put them in the back?
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They work well. But do you really think you need that much stability.? I mean, you can bungee them down. Its not like a 50 back there...we're talking about 20 some pounds per bike.

Id recommend getting that trailer hitch and going external. Your bike(s) will be filthy some days, do you really want to put them in the back?

I thought the same thing about filth, but I just lay down a plastic tarp in the back and have had no problems. I like the security of having my bike inside the truck rather than stuck outside.

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more information.

1. I know a hitch mount would be ideal, but i dont currently have a hitch.
2. roof racks and hitch mounts can get spendy, these fork mounts are $13 each.
3. There are a couple tie down spots in the back so it wont bounce around, Chills.
4. I'll put a tarp down for dirt/mud purposes. (not your tarp, john, I'll give that back. haha!)
5. I dont want to be bungee-ing them back there, they'll move around too much. If I damage the interior my wife will have my head

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If I damage the interior my wife will have my head

You are no longer my hero.

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The fork mounts look like they will work perfect for what you want to do!

I wish I had the height in the back of my Subaru to stand the bike up using those.

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You are no longer my hero.

That is all.
hahahaha!!! It's her jeep. I sold my trusty civic since she has a company car, our driveway was looking like a used car lot!! If i had my way we'd have a honda element parked in the garage with the oem rubber flooring in it!

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So if the Jeep is hers and the company car she drives is the company's, what does your vehicleless Jeep borrowing-self call his own?
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So if the Jeep is hers and the company car she drives is the company's, what does your vehicleless Jeep borrowing-self call his own?
I own all the ride-able items: aprilia, fiddy, bicycle, wife, etc....

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yeah, the setup you're describing will work just fine. What kind of bikes do you guys have?

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So if the Jeep is hers and the company car she drives is the company's, what does your vehicleless Jeep borrowing-self call his own?
how else do you think he buys a new(different) bike every year?

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yeah, the setup you're describing will work just fine. What kind of bikes do you guys have?
mountain! Lets go ride!

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mountain! Lets go ride!

Awesome. Palos on the 22nd if it's dry. If not then Argonne.

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Awesome. Palos on the 22nd if it's dry. If not then Argonne.
sounds good!

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Is Argonne still good? I used to hit all the single track there, good short water crossings and technical climbs.

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I don't think they allow singletrack usage anymore, but the wide track is still available. And it's a good trail for us newbies.

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I don't think they allow singletrack usage anymore, but the wide track is still available. And it's a good trail for us newbies.
When are we going to Kettle?

*I haven't ridden off road in years; I'm now old and fat

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When are we going to Kettle?

*I haven't ridden off road in years; I'm now old and fat

When I get back from Alaska I'll head up there with you.

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When are we going to Kettle?

*I haven't ridden off road in years; I'm now old and fat
let's schedule soemthing. I'm young and fat, so we should be good.

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How about July 1st?

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How about July 1st?
schedule something 3 months in advance?! whoa.

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let's schedule soemthing. I'm young and fat, so we should be good.

Yeah, we'll go after you get some rides in. Let me know and I'll get a Saturday opened up.(not the 22nd)

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schedule something 3 months in advance?! whoa.

The only weekend I have off coming up is for the CLSB backpcking trip, then I'm off to Alaska at the end of May and I don't get back until the end of June. I'm booked solid until July.

If you guys can get out of your weekday work I'll head up with you.

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The only weekend I have off coming up is for the CLSB backpcking trip, then I'm off to Alaska at the end of May and I don't get back until the end of June. I'm booked solid until July.

If you guys can get out of your weekday work I'll head up with you.

I might be able to take a day off to do this.

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I might be able to take a day off to do this.
i'd be willing to do this, preferably a friday so I can have a nice 3 day weekend.

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If I damage the interior my wife will have my head
You may not know this yet since you are a newlywed after all but Chris......

She ALREADY OWNS YOUR HEAD, wallet, car, garage, motorcycle, house, and so-on & so-on!

It just takes some longer to realize this is all.

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When are we going to Kettle?

*I haven't ridden off road in years; I'm now old and fat
How about tomorrow morning, I'm about 10 minutes away.

If you guys plan something, let me know.
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I'm thinking about getting a couple of these Saris Traps fork mounts and afixing them to a board for transporting 2 bicycles inside my jeep cherokee. Looks like a simple cheap setup, anyone use these before?

Chris,

I've got three of these set ups...one I use in the house (which is pictured) and two I use inside my SUV. I've got 2 red oak strips (5 1/2 long x 18 inches wide) for the ride. I use a bungee cord to wrap around the driver and passenger headrest for added support (love this set up). The one pictured is 5 1/2 long x 15 inches but will not be stable enough inside your Jeep (it fits well inside the house though - no movement). Got the Xport brand transport (from Performance bike shop)for $10 and the red oak strip was another $10 but was able to get three platforms from it.

Let me know when you guys want to ride. Tried to do a season opener with some friends up at Kettle last Saturday but was closed due to the wet weather so call before you go
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