Good day all,
I'd appreciate your feedback on loading bikes onto a rack, specifically a 3 bike hanging rack, Thule raceway 3, with one adult, one junior and one kiddies bike, without any bikes touching.
Additionally, how safe is the Thule frame adapter, and has it ever come loose?
I have found that resting the junior bike on it's bottom tube of the triangle effectively raising it above the rack, with the adult bike on the frame adapter, assists in keeping spacing between the bikes, though the junior bike is then not 'hanging'. Is this recommended for loading or with that much of weight above the rack, does it cause the bike to sway or fall over?
Additionally, is it common practice to turn the bar to align with the top tube, to avoid the bar going through the spokes of the next bike? And do I remove the pedals to avoid them knocking into the vehicle or the next bike?
I'm welcome to suggestions for short, 50km, or 1000km journeys.
Trust my explanation is clear.
edit- pic attached.
the kiddies bike will have the bar turned so as to keep the wheel flush and not protruding.
Ideally, I would like all bikes to be only as high as the first bike, though the wheels rub against the gear selector and levers.
Will play around with a few more setups, with pool noodles or try 'wrapping' the bikes in foam to avoid contact.