|Carbon forks on fork-mount roof rack?||coifmo|
Aug 1, 2003 8:13 AM
|No obvious reason this WOULDN'T be OK, but I'm curious.
Anyone have problems?
Aug 1, 2003 8:19 AM
|It isn't any tighter laterally than a securely-closed quick release, and the forces are less than riding.|
|How about on turns?||Spoke Wrench|
Aug 1, 2003 8:24 AM
|Whenever I go around a curve, I can't help thinking about a bike on the roof trying to lay over on it's side. I assume I'm being silly, but I'd feel better if I had an engineering type person, who knows how to calculate those forces, tell me not to worry.|
|engineering type person says "don't worry"||yeah right|
Aug 1, 2003 8:59 AM
|it's fine, much less force than any side load you'd be able to generate riding. you're bike might weight 22lbs, but the center of gravity is only a foot and a half or so above the mounting point. The resulting torques from the car going through turns would be small|
|Yeah, the real risk is when you drive into the garage ... NM||jtolleson|
Aug 1, 2003 9:49 AM
|Yeah, the real risk is when you drive into the garage ... NM||coifmo|
Aug 1, 2003 10:52 AM
|I once took out the Low Clearance sign at a Holiday Inn in Arkansas with an old Bridgestone T-500 mounted atop an equally old and faithful Volvo.
Volvo is long gone. Bridgestone is still in my storeage room (make an offer).
|I found the answer for the garage.||Spoke Wrench|
Aug 2, 2003 7:02 AM
|I just put the garage door opener into the glove compartment when I load the bike. Low overheads on the road I blame the wife for not warning me so either way I'm covered.|
|re: Carbon forks on fork-mount roof rack?||PMC|
Aug 1, 2003 9:50 AM
|I've had no problems and I normally drive quite a bit higher than the posted limits. The rack it self will move back a half inch or so but no issues with the carbon forks.|
|I know someone who has tested this ok to 110 mph||DougSloan|
Aug 2, 2003 9:37 AM
|If a fork would break on a roof rack, I don't want to ride it.