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Bike rack on Jeep idea?

Old 03-17-13, 09:04 PM
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Bike rack on Jeep idea?

Hey guys. I was wondering if this would be a safe way to haul my roadie.
Not my picture, but thinking about doing this for the summer. Basically attaching a fork bracket to the roll bar and securing down the rear. Thoughts?
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Old 03-17-13, 09:07 PM
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Blech. Can't put on the top, *and* have the ability to trash the bike going into the garage.

Just put a hitch receiver on it, then get a bike rack that plugs into the receiver.
That is what I did for my Wrangler.
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Old 03-17-13, 09:10 PM
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Your usual Jeep bike rack mount is using the back of the spare wheel..
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I've had a couple CJs, and fietsbob is right, spare tire mount racks are the best. They swing out with the wheel gate if you have one. Hitch rack is a waste of metal, and block rear access. I bought an old used one for like $10 back in the day. Find one on CL if you can. No need for it to be fancy.

Oh, and roof rack/garage danger is only a problem if you're not paying attention. You generally take the bikes off the roof first. I've never gone under something too low for my roof rack (on my 4Runner or my TSX), in 15 years of driving with that setup.
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I had a spare tire mounted rack on my TJ. it worked great.
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Old 03-18-13, 08:59 PM
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I made my own bike rack. It has a lot of Jeep ingenuity (velcro, bungee cords, etc.), but it works great. Bikes stay put, rack stays put, even on 3+ hr rides home on bumpy NY highways.

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Originally Posted by nlgrav182 View Post
I made my own bike rack. It has a lot of Jeep ingenuity (velcro, bungee cords, etc.), but it works great. Bikes stay put, rack stays put, even on 3+ hr rides home on bumpy NY highways.


So when you get a flat, you'll just use one of the bike wheels?
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Old 03-19-13, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by nlgrav182 View Post
I made my own bike rack. It has a lot of Jeep ingenuity (velcro, bungee cords, etc.), but it works great. Bikes stay put, rack stays put, even on 3+ hr rides home on bumpy NY highways.

that jeep looks awesome...
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Old 03-20-13, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
So when you get a flat, you'll just use one of the bike wheels?
When you have E-range, 10 ply tires, you don't get flats.
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I use a receiver mounted rack on both my TJ and JK...only for the mtnbikes though, my road bikes ride inside

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