Roof mounts

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Roof mounts

Postby menace101 » June 26th, 2014, 5:18 am

Hello!

My wheels are being delivered today, according to UPS!

I occasionally have to mount my bike on the roof, and I have a Yakima ForkLift. It's fork mounted and there's a strap that goes through the rear wheel spokes and cinches it down. Will this be a concern for the integrity of the fairing?

Thanks!
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Re: Roof mounts

Postby Chris Thornham » June 27th, 2014, 11:08 am

We don't recommend strapping anything over the fairing. It's not a structural component so doing so will void your warranty. If you can use a training wheel for transport that would be much better.

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Re: Roof mounts

Postby menace101 » June 30th, 2014, 9:59 am

Well, that's a bummer.

Do you have any other recommendations? I bought the Flo 60 as a replacement for my rear wheel that was popping spokes left and right, and so while I can sort of put it on, it's not exactly true and not my preferred solution. I'll do it if I have to though.

I am contemplating using some other method to secure my rear wheel down to the mount. Maybe some sort of string tie down, or a piece of plastic that would hang off the hub that the strap would then loop through. Any thoughts? Or definitely use that busted rear wheel?

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Re: Roof mounts

Postby Chris Thornham » July 1st, 2014, 3:14 pm

Around the hub would likely be better. I'd make sure whatever parts and pieces you are using are rated for the task though. I'd hate to see your bike fall off of the roof. Does Yakima make any other accessories for connecting a bike?

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