Can I safely mount a bike to the outside of my car using just paracord?
- Alice SLv 61 year ago
Nope. Here is the thing. You, as the driver are responsible person with regard to your load, If a lorry driver does not secure his load and the lorry tips its load all over the motorway, it is the driver who gets prosecuted. This law also applies to car drivers.
- D50Lv 61 year ago
If you're going to tie a bike to the roof, you'll need to disassemble it partly so it will lie flat (turn handlebar, remove pedal, etc). Pad the places it will contact the car with pipe insulation or strong plastic foam. DON'T use anything stretchy to tie it on, Invest in some tie-down straps that you can run over the top of the bike and thru the door openings.
- Markus ImhofLv 71 year ago
If you are ceative, know your knots and your macramee and have enough time and paracord, sure.
But in this case it would be easier, faster and cheaper to just buy a new bike at your destination.
- DavidLv 61 year ago
Depends on your definition of ”safe”.
If you don’t mind scratching and denting the heck out of your roof, toss a thin mattress up there. Remove left side pedal, remember it has a reverse thread. Turn bars parallell to wheel. Put bike on top. Open doors and lash the bike down by running cord over the bike and through the car.
Do note that while doable, this is NOT a sensible way of moving a bike on a. car.
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- RaleighBobLv 61 year ago
You can if you want both your car & bike to get all f*cked up. Most bikes today have at least a quick release front wheel, if not both front & rear. You could easily remove the front wheel & store the bike in the back seat area.
- MtrlpqbikerLv 71 year ago
Most cars have sufficient space inside the vehicle so that you can carry a bicycle without trying to attach it on the outside without a proper bike rack
- Elaine MLv 71 year ago
No. And you'll scratch the pain job on the vehicle.
- MarkLv 71 year ago
Yes, you can,but that assume good anchoring points.
- SpeedLv 71 year ago
No. Paracord stretches and that bike is going to make contact with the road in due time.
- BerndLv 71 year ago
Does not sound safe.