Two Wheels Good Edition
I’ve explored the boundaries of interior storage space in an FR-S a time or two before. Fitting things into my car like:
A set of wheels and unmounted tires...
or, an extra set of wheels/tires and two front fenders.
and today I was presented with a new challenge.
I bought a bike. Specifically a Trek X-Caliber 8 hardtail 29er. Knowing that it’s a somewhat bigger bike, I checked the forums to see how people had fit bikes into their Toyobarus before heading to my LBS. It certainly seemed like a reasonable feat. Plenty of owners had fit a road bike or fixy in, generally with the removal of the front wheel. Although mountain bikes seemed to require the removal of both wheels, and in some cases a pedal as well. Seeing as I was going to be picking the bike up from just getting assembled and a check up, to make sure it was good to go, I wasn’t too exciting about the prospect of removing both wheels right away.
Thankfully, that wasn’t a problem!
It fit into the trunk/back seat area just fine, with only removing the front wheel.
And now it’s sitting right here next to me as I write this,in my sort of dining room/kitchen/office.
Ongoing wheel removal is not the plan for the long haul though. I will soon be assembling the necessary items to put together a more ideal solution based on what some other owners have done, utilizing the rear tow hook mounts, some custom made bars and a 1Up bike rack.
But more on that later.