Van or MPV to carry two track bikes

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Re: Van or MPV to carry two track bikes

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dern wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:40 pm
Yorick wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 8:47 pm
mangocrazy wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 8:45 pm A small stool with its height midway between the floor and the van deck makes life much easier. But having two ramps is the gold standard...
I used a milk crate. Then the engine pulled me up :)
Are you all midgets?
I'm about 5 ft 10, and when loading a bike with bars higher than clip-ons, your hands are up quite high and forward before you pull yourself up onto the van deck to finish off the loading process. I'm definitely going to get myself a step or a milk crate before I do it again. Perhaps your van has a lower deck height than the ones others are using? My old T4 has a load platform height of about 55cm above floor level.
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Re: Van or MPV to carry two track bikes

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I’ll try a step, it might make it even easier.
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Re: Van or MPV to carry two track bikes

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mangocrazy wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:54 pm
dern wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:40 pm
Yorick wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 8:47 pm

I used a milk crate. Then the engine pulled me up :)
Are you all midgets?
I'm about 5 ft 10, and when loading a bike with bars higher than clip-ons, your hands are up quite high and forward before you pull yourself up onto the van deck to finish off the loading process. I'm definitely going to get myself a step or a milk crate before I do it again. Perhaps your van has a lower deck height than the ones others are using? My old T4 has a load platform height of about 55cm above floor level.
I used a little folding steppie - could keep it bungied to the side behind the rear wheel. Ded handy :D
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Re: Van or MPV to carry two track bikes

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Did 300 miles in it today and very happy with it. Exceptionally easy to drive, comfortable and pretty economical.
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Re: Van or MPV to carry two track bikes

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mangocrazy wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 8:45 pm A small stool with its height midway between the floor and the van deck makes life much easier. But having two ramps is the gold standard...
Took me far too long to picture this. I was thinking "how does sitting down next to the van help?" :lol:
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Mr. Dazzle wrote: Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:28 pm
mangocrazy wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 8:45 pm A small stool with its height midway between the floor and the van deck makes life much easier. But having two ramps is the gold standard...
Took me far too long to picture this. I was thinking "how does sitting down next to the van help?" :lol:
You forgot to factor in my hydraulic extendable arms... :D
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Re: Van or MPV to carry two track bikes

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Snug…

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Re: Van or MPV to carry two track bikes

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The fact that this goes in so easily means I’ll take it to Salisbury plain a more. It’s only an hour away but an hour there and back on the drz is about the least amount of fun you can have on two wheels imo.

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