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Old 08-25-2013, 05:11 PM   #1
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Talking Protect Bicycles During Winter Travel

Last year we traveled in January from Michigan to Florida with two bikes on the back of our Escape. (No RV) The bikes were not protected from road salt and suffered quite a few corrosive issues. This year we're going back to Florida (with the RV this time) and I wanted to make sure the bikes were protected. Rather than travel with the bikes on the rear bike mount covered with a flapping cover, I came up with another plan. I removed the front wheel and pedals from both bikes. The one bike fits very nicely in the basement and the other bike fits very nice in the back of the truck in front of the FW hitch. I'll cover this one with a tarp. I think I'll be able to get to Florida with the bikes secure and safe from corrosive road salt.


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Old 08-25-2013, 06:43 PM   #2
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bike pedals are easy to take off. most use a 15mm open wrench. remember the right side pedal comes off counter-clockwise but the left side comes off clockwise.
a good bike will have a quick release on the front wheel, making it very easy to remove. make sure that you undo the front brake calipers in order to remove the wheel completely.

i have a bike rack on my TV's bumper but i usually do what you do and lay them down in the bed of my Avalanche. still gives me space to put flat things on top of them, like chairs, tote tank and other things.
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