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Old 03-18-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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Bike Inside?

I was wondering if anyone has placed bicycles inside their 2dr standing up. I realize this will require removal of both wheels and maybe the seatpost. Even then it may be tight and requires a crossbrace somewhere to mount the forks.

I am not a huge fan of any hitch mount and the roof height of the JK makes a roof rack relatively impractical.

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Old 03-18-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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I just bought the tire mount and really like it.

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when I had my VW GTI, I fit a mountain bike in the back with the seat folded down, I expect that with the rear window rolled up you'd be able to easily fit a bike with the seats folded down WITHOUT having to remove the wheels. try it first. experimenting is your best friend.
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when I had my VW GTI, I fit a mountain bike in the back with the seat folded down, I expect that with the rear window rolled up you'd be able to easily fit a bike with the seats folded down WITHOUT having to remove the wheels. try it first. experimenting is your best friend.
I used to have a GTI-VR6 ('97). Best space to size ratio of any car I have ever seen (except maybe an old Volvo 240 wagon). You could put anything in that car.

When I get the Jeep I'll be playing around. I don't like my $3K+ roads bikes sitting exposed to someone giving me a love tap at a stoplight.
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I used to have a GTI-VR6 ('97). Best space to size ratio of any car I have ever seen (except maybe an old Volvo 240 wagon). You could put anything in that car.

When I get the Jeep I'll be playing around. I don't like my $3K+ roads bikes sitting exposed to someone giving me a love tap at a stoplight.
yea, the square footage in the gti is ridiculous with the seats down. could almost put a twin size bed in there.

don't blame you about the bike rack precautions, but just get a 4" lift, 35" tires and then your bike will be so high off the ground it won't be harmed by someone rear ending you! . not even sure I'd leave a 3K bike in any car no matter what though.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:11 PM   #6
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You can make it work. If you remove the rear sit and take the front wheel off it fits in there nicely. You might have to lower your seat post, but that's about it. As far as a fork mount for inside, I don't think you'd be able to place one in a location that would work.
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so I just removed my back seat in my 2 door....there is A LOT of space. you should have plenty room for a bike.
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unless you ride a 61cm or xl frame like my husband. We took the top off one time and the seatpost and handlebars were not a problem!
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I used to have a GTI-VR6 ('97). Best space to size ratio of any car I have ever seen (except maybe an old Volvo 240 wagon). You could put anything in that car.

When I get the Jeep I'll be playing around. I don't like my $3K+ roads bikes sitting exposed to someone giving me a love tap at a stoplight.
Shoot, you take your biking seriously. I have a few hundred in mine, say less than a grand, I understand your feeling leaving it out there exposed. I have seen some carriers that carry the bike up high at the back end. How about a small trailer?
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You can definitely fit 1. Maybe 2 if you get a little crafty.

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^^^^^This should go n The "you know u own a YJ ..." thread.

.... When u know u can't fit a big ass bike like that. Lol shoot I couldn't even fit my puppy's folded crate! Haha
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I'm going to agree with you guys in regard to the GTI cargo area. I had a 97 and a 00, they were both incredible cars. I once was able to load one of those outdoor garage canopies from COSTCO into my little GTI. I had to lay the pass. seat all the way back but eventually it slid in and I closed the hatch. A guy waiting for my spot was in awe and told me that he couldn't imagine it would fit.

My 2-dr Rubicon is just as versatile. I have loaded it up with 2X4s and a bunch of other gear with the tailgate closed. Its just a matter of properly laying things out.
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Shoot, you take your biking seriously. I have a few hundred in mine, say less than a grand, I understand your feeling leaving it out there exposed. I have seen some carriers that carry the bike up high at the back end. How about a small trailer?
Yeah and I am not even that bad. I've known serious club racers with well over $2K in their wheels alone and I have seen bikes over $10K (but it often seems like they are built to be that expensive for certain rich clients)
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You can definitely fit 1. Maybe 2 if you get a little crafty.

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Not a two door but I haul them like this:



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Yes, that's the day I picked them up
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I have a 2 door. Took the rear seat out and had the top down, no joke I was able to fit two mountain bikes in the back without even removing the tires. Indeed, it can be done! Of course now I have a bike rack, but... yeah. Bungee cords for the win.
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I just bought the tire mount and really like it.
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OP, did you end up figuring out your solution from all the responses?
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I used to have a GTI-VR6 ('97). Best space to size ratio of any car I have ever seen (except maybe an old Volvo 240 wagon). You could put anything in that car.

When I get the Jeep I'll be playing around. I don't like my $3K+ roads bikes sitting exposed to someone giving me a love tap at a stoplight.
Get it insured! I have my $12K tri bike hanging out back, if someone hits it, either their insurance will buy my a new one, or mine will .
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OP, did you end up figuring out your solution from all the responses?
Yes I did. Thanks
I'll admit I am jumping the gun as my JK is still on order and probably won't arrive until late April. I am jut trying to ensure I have everything I need prior to getting the thing.
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Get it insured! I have my $12K tri bike hanging out back, if someone hits it, either their insurance will buy my a new one, or mine will .

See guys, I am just a novice. pprice sounds like a real "enthusiast"
with the $12K bike Honestly though, it is an expensive sport, and like people with their Jeeps you can spend a lot quickly. I just tell myself it is in the name of good health.
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See guys, I am just a novice. pprice sounds like a real "enthusiast"
with the $12K bike Honestly though, it is an expensive sport, and like people with their Jeeps you can spend a lot quickly. I just tell myself it is in the name of good health.
Well, My group and I do Triathlons so every second gained on the bike is better for me on the run (my weaker area of the 3). I am happy now as I just turned 40 and will be at the bottom of my age group and not the top (age wise).
Yes, you can spend a TON of money on any hobby I think, but that is why we work so hard, so we can enjoy the things we love .
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Mine was like $800 back in 08. It's some Marin Mountain bike
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Well, My group and I do Triathlons so every second gained on the bike is better for me on the run (my weaker area of the 3). I am happy now as I just turned 40 and will be at the bottom of my age group and not the top (age wise).
Yes, you can spend a TON of money on any hobby I think, but that is why we work so hard, so we can enjoy the things we love .
that's why i have a 4K rigid singlespeed... it's light as sin and fast as (insert expletive here)
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that's why i have a 4K rigid singlespeed... it's light as sin and fast as (insert expletive here)
Nice!
Mine is the Trek SC 9.9...The reason for the extra cost was I went with the Di2 shifters (which if you ever want, I can tell you they are worth every penny!!!!!!), and the Zipp 808 FC wheelset. I am fixing to buy the Zipp 909 Disc, but due to all the mods I am buying for new jeep, this has been pushed back a bit lol. Times like these are when you wish you were rich and could just buy what you want without having to wait and save!!
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Yes I did. Thanks
I'll admit I am jumping the gun as my JK is still on order and probably won't arrive until late April. I am jut trying to ensure I have everything I need prior to getting the thing.
completely reasonable. had I known I was buying a jk 1 week after test driving jeeps I would have been more preemptive with my purchases and planning as well. just means you'll always be prepared, not a bad thing!
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I know the fear of having your bikes just hanging on the back...I bought a THULE hitch rack that allows me to keep both tires on the bike. It has an arm that attaches to the front tire and a strap for the back tire. It comes with locks so you can lock the frame...I also lock the wheels with a separate lock...my bikes are both expensive and I feel secure having them strapped into this system.

Here is a link to the rack I use:
Thule 916XTR T2 2-Bike Hitch Rack 2 Inch - Thule Hitch Mount Bike Racks
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Nice!
Mine is the Trek SC 9.9...The reason for the extra cost was I went with the Di2 shifters (which if you ever want, I can tell you they are worth every penny!!!!!!), and the Zipp 808 FC wheelset. I am fixing to buy the Zipp 909 Disc, but due to all the mods I am buying for new jeep, this has been pushed back a bit lol. Times like these are when you wish you were rich and could just buy what you want without having to wait and save!!
Jealous. I am a Campy person myself, but from what I read Di2 and Campy's EPS are great.

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