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      04-13-2021, 12:44 AM   #1
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Will a road bike fit into the F06 Gran Coupe?

Hi.


I am considering the F06 Gran Coupe in my next car.

I love to ride a road bike.
A road bike can easily be placed in the rear seat
of a typical sedan, just by removing the front wheel.
However, the Gran Coupe has a protruding rear console,
so it will not be easy to put a bicycle in.

Is there any of the F06 Gran Coupe owners who ever put a road bike in the rear seat or trunk?


Thanks.



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      04-13-2021, 06:00 AM   #2
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Will it fit? It will, and it's very tight. But, I would never take the chance of a sprocket, chain, fork or derailer marring up my Merino Leather.

I use a Thule Race Way Pro 2 on the trunk with no problems noted on the deck lid over thousands of miles carrying two road bikes.

I have carried as many of ten sets of skis back there with both seats down and a massive rubber mat for protection
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      04-13-2021, 08:15 AM   #3
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I fit one in the trunk with the back seats down.
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      04-13-2021, 08:59 AM   #4
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Ditto Frupal...the rear seats fold down on the GC...so if the other parts of the bike can fit in the trunk and the lid close...you do gain the space from the rear seats folding down...and it kind of protects the leather seating surfaces since the rear of the seat is covered in the same carpet-like material in the trunk.
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      04-13-2021, 10:23 AM   #5
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I fit one in the trunk with the back seats down.
Please post pics of this.

I have a 56CM large frame road bike, it is CRAZY difficult to make the clearance of the short trunk opening and not gouging paint with the drop bars and crank in place without a second person and that's with the front wheel removed. I have packed it on busses, planes etc. and really struggled with getting it in and out of the GC before I got the THULE rack.

You must be a clever packer.
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      04-13-2021, 10:35 AM   #6
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Will it fit? It will, and it's very tight. But, I would never take the chance of a sprocket, chain, fork or derailer marring up my Merino Leather.

I use a Thule Race Way Pro 2 on the trunk with no problems noted on the deck lid over thousands of miles carrying two road bikes.

I have carried as many of ten sets of skis back there with both seats down and a massive rubber mat for protection
Has the Thule Raceway pro left any scratches or marks on the paint? There is absolutely no way i can fit my MTB with 29 wheels in the trunk..(even with the seats down)
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      04-13-2021, 01:50 PM   #7
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In no circumstances would I attempt to put a greasy, sharp-edged bicycle in the back seat...
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      04-13-2021, 02:01 PM   #8
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Has the Thule Raceway pro left any scratches or marks on the paint? There is absolutely no way i can fit my MTB with 29 wheels in the trunk..(even with the seats down)
Not scratches or marks ever, but I'm very careful to never put it on when the car is dusty, dirty or wet. I take this on an off my GC at least 3 times a week.
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      04-13-2021, 08:29 PM   #9
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This has bad idea written all over it.
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      04-13-2021, 08:31 PM   #10
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Will it fit? It will, and it's very tight. But, I would never take the chance of a sprocket, chain, fork or derailer marring up my Merino Leather.

I use a Thule Race Way Pro 2 on the trunk with no problems noted on the deck lid over thousands of miles carrying two road bikes.

I have carried as many of ten sets of skis back there with both seats down and a massive rubber mat for protection


You right.
My (future) leather seat is precious,
but I also do not disturb exterior with a bike carrier.

I think I'll make a decision only after dirt my seat.
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      04-13-2021, 08:32 PM   #11
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I fit one in the trunk with the back seats down.
Thanks, that's the answer what I wanted.
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      04-13-2021, 08:37 PM   #12
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Ditto Frupal...the rear seats fold down on the GC...so if the other parts of the bike can fit in the trunk and the lid close...you do gain the space from the rear seats folding down...and it kind of protects the leather seating surfaces since the rear of the seat is covered in the same carpet-like material in the trunk.

How kind of you are!

I knew rear seat can be folded.
But I'm not sure if the height of trunk opening is enough for my handlebar to pass. (width 40cm = about 16 inch)
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      04-13-2021, 08:48 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Mnfamilyguy2020 View Post
Please post pics of this.

I have a 56CM large frame road bike, it is CRAZY difficult to make the clearance of the short trunk opening and not gouging paint with the drop bars and crank in place without a second person and that's with the front wheel removed. I have packed it on busses, planes etc. and really struggled with getting it in and out of the GC before I got the THULE rack.

You must be a clever packer.

Thanks for reply.

F06 Gran Coupe has a sexy butt (=small trunk space!).
I also wondered the height of trunk opening is enough
for my handlebars to pass.

My frame size is 50 cm and width of handlebar is 40cm.
But according to you "frame size" or "removal of font wheel"
does not seem to matter. Crank and handlebar are problems.

I'll post about this after I bough GC, thanks!
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      04-14-2021, 05:53 AM   #14
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Quote:
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Thanks for reply.

F06 Gran Coupe has a sexy butt (=small trunk space!).
I also wondered the height of trunk opening is enough
for my handlebars to pass. Height's probably enough with the front wheel removed = turn your bars

Trunk Size is actually very comparable to the 5 serious - good size

My frame size is 50 cm and width of handlebar is 40cm.
But according to you "frame size" or "removal of font wheel"
does not seem to matter. Crank and handlebar are problems.

"frame size or removal of front wheel" really does matter, while the F06 trunk size is a good size, it's the opening of the trunk that is the problem. the clearance is much less as said opening is much less wide and deep, to get that "sexy butt" = It's harder to get longer/wider items in this trunk. i.e. any adult sized bicycle. I say this from actual experience, not measurements or ambitious marketing material

I'll post about this after I bough GC, thanks!
Best!
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      04-14-2021, 07:53 AM   #15
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Yea Ive put a large framed CLEAN Road bike in the trunk/boot with the from wheel removed. Don't like removing the rear as have to adjust the gears sometimes. My chain is very clean and lightly oiled.

Wouldn't recommend doing this all the time though to a car like this !!
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You reminded me to order the boot liner. Thanks
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      04-14-2021, 09:28 PM   #17
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Get a seasucker I carry 2 bikes on roof no issues. Safe at high speeds as well.
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