Originally Posted by landlockedgm
The bike rack on the rail is ingenious! How does the bike fair?
Yes, there is some concern about rust. I wouldn't chose your best road bike and lots of oil
helps. So does a fresh water
wash down after a rough crossing. Still, in my experience, a good thrift-store road bike generally does better than the finest folder. In my case, I have so many older road bikes from many years of riding, they are free and are MUCH better than folders.
I posted this (Sail Delmarva: How to Carry Bicycles Without Origami
) on my blog, which includes a picture of my rack.
I suppose a full-size bike is a load in a hard dink, but if you have an inflatable
they seem OK just draped across the front (towel underneith).
No, I don't think bike racks are right for everybody, but I am surprised they are not more common.