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Old 23 Mar 2013, 06:50 pm
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Default How to carry my mountain bike in my PT Cruiser

My question is as simple as the heading. I bought a 26" mountain bike for exercise the other day and couldn't figure out how to get it @#$%^&* completely in the back to get it home. Even with the back seats folded foward the bike was a bit shy of fitting, so I drove home carefully with the hatch resting on the back bike tire that was sticking out a bit. I'm usually pretty good at figuring spaces and putting a round peg in a square hole but this has me stimied. Don't loose any sleep coming up with an answer for me, as this is not an earth shaking problem, but we have some rails to trails within in a 40 mile driving distance that would be more enjoyable to bike on than the side walks of Ormond Beach, Florida. Thanks, ptprice
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Old 23 Mar 2013, 08:17 pm
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take one of the back seats out, preferably the bigger one in the passenger side.
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Old 23 Mar 2013, 11:36 pm
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fold the front seat forward too *passenger*

I fit 4x8's in mine all the time this way :-)
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Get a Thule roof rack

or buy the hitch for a PT then one of the accessory bike carriers which mount in
the hitch.

Why mess up your nice interior? I have moving blankets in all my cars so if I have to, I can throw them down and not mess up the interior.
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Old 24 Mar 2013, 07:53 am
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soyobm, thanks for the logical sollution to carrying the bike. Taking that larger back seat out is the best solution for the space to carry my mountain bike, it even opens up other options, like taking both rear seats out could make room for two bikes and a lovely passanger. I didn't even consider the seat removal when I bought the bike 'cause I was still at the point of purchase, no place to put the removed seat. In hind site I should have gone to the buy the bike with my PT more prepared but the purchase was somewhat on impulse. It was a good buy and my neurologist had just given me the go ahead to try riding a bike again.....lesson learned. Thank you, ptprice
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Get a Thule roof rack

or buy the hitch for a PT then one of the accessory bike carriers which mount in
the hitch.

Why mess up your nice interior? I have moving blankets in all my cars so if I have to, I can throw them down and not mess up the interior.
I had a spare tire rack on my Blazer it worked great. On my Escape Hybrid I had the Thule roof rack and loved them so much when I got my F-150 I put them on the cap. They're a bit high but they look cool and work great.

I'd recommend them unless someone doesn't have a lot of upper body strength then the hitch racks are much much better.
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Old 24 Mar 2013, 10:11 am
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I have the Thule rack and the bike carriers for my Daytonas.

DOnt use the bikes much now, but if I got back into it, I like the carriers that go into the hitch receiver. Dont have to lift the bike so high.
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