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How to transport bicycle on/in a jeep wrangler.? Answered

got rid of my SUV, bought jeep. how can i take my bike when going on trips? Spare wheel bike racks cost too much! help!

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lightwalk333Best Answer (author)2009-02-28

i unzip the rear window and slide the bike towards the middle of the seats. If I,m carrying another bike I just remove the front wheels. I can't zip the window down completely, but then its a wrangler, not a BMW. If I need to lock it (the bike) i just hook up to one of the roll bars. Probably the most secure thing in my jeep. Nothing else is. Its a soft top, why kid yourself.

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wafflehouse (author)lightwalk3332009-02-28

thanks, that's how I'm going to do it... now lets pray the window zips back afterwords. you know how that is. :)

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Zephid15 (author)2011-11-30

Ratchet Straps around the spare tire. Not taking up storage space and it swings out of the way with the tire. Toss a chain and padlock on there for safety.

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Take the front wheel off, and the bike only takes up half as much room in a car.

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masterochicken (author)2009-09-14

When I go to the skatepark with my friend he usually just hooks the front tire on the roll bars so that the back tire is resting on the back seat. Once when I was in the front passenger seat, and when we had more people and another bike I had to hold a bike in my lap with the front wheel turned in between the two front seats.

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superman2319 (author)2009-08-18

The best way to carry a bicycle is to buy a Kome' bicycle, these bicycles are off the hook , you can put three 26 inch bicycles INSIDE your Jeep, and they are high end bikes. check them out, google Kome' bicycle or go to www.neatbikes.com

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chadeau (author)2009-08-09

Two ideas-receiver carrier(have a builder weld one to your specs-or------are you working around sp tire? Bolt a built mount to the lug holes on yer spare...this could also swing bikes out of way to access rear areas...

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gennyman (author)2009-07-28

Maybe you could buy some good ratcheting tie downs and bind the bike9s0 to the rear tire with them?

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goodgnus (author)2009-02-02

I have seen hitch mounted bicycle carriers on Craigslist for less than $100, that's too expensive? Unless you have the rag top off and strap the bike to the roll bar somehow I don't know how else you'd carry it without some sort of commercial rack solution or at least a well thought out home made rack that is mountable to the roll bars or to a hard top.

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wafflehouse (author)goodgnus2009-02-02

I've been looking on craigslist with no luck. Nothing around where I live. It is a soft top, but i need to get these 2 bikes about 60 miles from my storage to my apartment... sometime next week. I'm thinking rope them to the spare and pray at this point.

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