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Re: Mini Cooper

Postby Sortaslow » April 19th, 2013, 5:12 am

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Re: Mini Cooper

Postby Critter7r » April 19th, 2013, 11:48 pm

Phattmatt wrote:
b_b wrote:I carry the mini coop on my bike...



In your saddle bag? :lol:



Or the gel-pack pouch on the back of his jersey.
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Re: Mini Cooper

Postby DustinB726 » April 20th, 2013, 7:00 pm

I run the OEM Mini cross bars with Rocky Mounts Euro fork mount bike trays. It's low profile and almost no wind noise. Before I just used a strap type hatch mounted 3 bike carrier, but it was never that secure, and I couldn't lock the bike to the car. It always made me nervous when I was running into the store or a gas station.
The cross bars you can get from Detroit Tuned in Clinton Twp. for about $275. The racks I got from ORSRacksdirect.com for about 125 a piece. EVERYTHING is locked to the car so there are no worries now.
The whole setup is a little pricey I know, but the peace of mind is worth it. No more scratching my awesome car, the bikes are held very secure, and there's almost no chance that I will come out and find them missing. That would be devastating.
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Re: Mini Cooper

Postby Jerry68 » April 29th, 2013, 8:33 am

Roof rack. My Wife works in the "Industry", and we decided not to have a hitch installed, because there have been situations where MINI dealers upon discovering a Reese hitch have reported the car as having "frame damage". MINI does not rate their vehicles for towing, and were not designed for a hitch, and MINI does not want you installing a hitch, even if it is just for carrying a rack. Having "frame damage" show up on your Carfax will *beep* you when you go to sell the car... YMMV, but you've been warned :shock:
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Re: Mini Cooper

Postby b_b » April 29th, 2013, 9:05 am

Might also void warranty. :shock:
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Re: Mini Cooper

Postby Phattmatt » April 29th, 2013, 10:26 am

I've decided not to carry a bike in or on my JCS Mini. I don't have an existing warranty to worry about. I have a 2004 with 33k on it. I'll just keep using my XB as a hauler. Thanks everyone for their input.
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Re: Mini Cooper

Postby Jerry68 » April 30th, 2013, 3:37 pm

I can stuff my Quiring 26er in the back of our 2007 Cooper S... My Stumpy FS, and my Niner SIR 9 fit, but only if I leave the hatch cracked...
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