What does the price have to fall to for you to put it back on?Crank-a-Roo said:After 10 years, my roof rack came off the car today. The price at the gas pumps is just getting too high. From now on, the bike is going inside the car.
Around my bike club I am known as a weeksucker. How did you know. Actually it is true about saving a lot of gas. There must be some way of putting this to use. In auto racing they do it all of the time.jtolleson said:Yeah, Wheelsucker. Do your share of the work!
just what i was thinking...mohair_chair said:What does the price have to fall to for you to put it back on?
bung said:I just bought a Honda Fit...QUOTE]
I never heard of that model before- googled it- it looks like a Matrix to me. I have an xB and I like the more rounded looks of the Fit. Can't beat the interior space in these little cars though. What kind of mileage are you getting? I get 30 mpg no matter where or how I drive in the Scion.
bung said:I just bought a Honda Fit. I currently have a Yakima roof rack but Yakima doesn't yet have q-clips available for the Fit. So, I had to devise another way to haul the bike around. Luckily the Fit has a ton of interior space since the rear seats fold flat with the rear cargo area.
I bought a piece of MDF, some allweather carpeting and a Pyramid brand fork mount. I mounted the fork mount and one of my Yakima wheel carriers to the MDF and this is the result.
I have yet the drive around with the apparatus installed and loaded. My only worry is that it may slide around a bit. I think I may add some rubber feet to the four corners if sliding is an issue. Pardon the newspaper. I put it down since some of the carpet glue was still tacky when I did the test fit.
No, if you really want to save on fuel costs, drive more slowly.geraldatwork said:If you really want to save money on gas draft behind a large bus when driving. One of those large interstate type buses. You don't really have to stay that close either. About a month ago I was coming home from a science contest my son competed in. His team was traveling in bus and I a car. I wasn't that familiar with the way home and I was borderline if I could make it home without stopping for gas. So after about 10 miles I started drafting behind the bus. About 2wo car lengths. My car has a computer that tells how many MPH you are getting. Usually my SUV gets only about 18-19 mph on the highway and when I was drafting I was getting around 24-25 mpg which is a big savings.