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with a couple of hand towels, 4 bungee cords and a blanket you can easily transport 2 bicycles in the rear area of your RAV4. This can be a real-time and expense saver.

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as you can see, the rear storage area is still left unencumbered. if you are wondering, there is no way would be able to use their rear 40% seat. Don't scrap on the towels for the seat or the blanket for the floor. Bicycle grease is very nasty!

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Oy! Thanks Omega, but you have to fix your BBCode. :p

Nice government issue blanket! Very creative bungee-ing there! Still need a bike rack if you intend on carrying more than one passenger, though... :wink:
 
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Glad that works for you Omega Man. I tried my bike again this weekend and it is to tall to fit upright anyway you try it trunk floor in or out, fork at the front or fork at the rear. Granted I am 6'3" and this is a tall frame, with a high seat height postion. For now I have to lay it on its side with the front wheel removed. I could lower the seat everytime but this is my baby, a 16lb carbon fiber Scott road bike and I do not want to do this on every ride, and I ride a lot. I may get some mighty mounts from Yakama to use the roof rack or buy a Rocky mount bike rack for the factory rack. I'm also still debating the pros and cons of hitch mount racks.
 

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but this is my baby, a 16lb carbon fiber Scott road bike
You make me sick. Why did you even bother to buy a vehicle? :roll:

BTW what is BBC code and how do I fix it? I don't watch British TV.
 

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BBCode is what formats the messages in our forum -- bold, italic, underline, URL's, colors, embedded images, emoticons and so much more! :wink:

The code in your post got jumbled up somehow, so it's showing up a little garbled. All it takes is one bracket to be out of place and things go a little wacky. :)

Just have to make sure every BBCode formatting command matches up with an open and close.
 

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Granted I am 6'3" and this is a tall frame, with a high seat height postion..
Yep, they screwed us taller riders over by eliminating the tumble forward and removable rear seats.
I'm 6'0" and require 38" of height for my bike saddle to clear the headliner. Was really disappointed in the 2006 Rav just for this reason.
For now my 2004 will have to do until something more suitable comes along. 2004 has enough height for your bike, even if it IS a Scott and not a SEROTTA! :lol: :lol:
 
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Just get a quick-release seatpost clamp. I do haul my bike in the back of my station wagon this way. Put a piece of duct tape at the height the seatpost is supposed to be, then remove the seatpost and slide the bike in and attach to a fork mount (attached to a board for stability). I leave the duct tape on the seatpost, so it makes getting it to the right height super easy.
 

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Just get a quick-release seatpost clamp. I do haul my bike in the back of my station wagon this way. Put a piece of duct tape at the height the seatpost is supposed to be, then remove the seatpost and slide the bike in and attach to a fork mount (attached to a board for stability). I leave the duct tape on the seatpost, so it makes getting it to the right height super easy.
To each his own but in the 20 years I've been racing and building road bikes I've learned not to fuss with fasterners any more than nesscessary.
These level of bikes are much like Ferraris and require precise torques to prevent failure4.
To a ROADIE seatpost height and alligment is very touchey. Once we get it set DON'T [email protected]#$ with it. :) :)
 
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