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post #1 of 22 Old 04-27-2015, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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In case anybody is interested, I thought I'd share some pictures of how I carry my bike on my Q3. I am using Audi factory roof carrier bars (8U0071151) and a Yakima Frontloader bike carrier. I have only used it a couple times, but it seems to work great.

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Looks really good Herby!!

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Do you still fit under everything you need to with the extra height?

Does look good though. Where do you transport your bike to to go riding?
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I have the same base rack and the OEM bike rack 8T0071128.


Works beautifully!


Have to watch out for the low flying UFOs.
Will detach full assembly in no time.
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Awesome. Good to see you also go biking.
How much did you end up paying for the roof rack?
Would you have considered a rear mounted bike rack or would that have not worked for you at all?
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Very nice looking man!
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The rear rack can obstruct your view a bit, but I'd prefer that because getting the bike on top of the car is a pain. Much easier putting the bike into the rear rack.
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The rear rack can obstruct your view a bit, but I'd prefer that because getting the bike on top of the car is a pain. Much easier putting the bike into the rear rack.
Very true, even backing into parking spots is tough, same with pulling out of them as you don't want to hit the cars next to you, but in my past experience i learned to park at the end of the parking lot so I have all the space I need to not have to worry about that.
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Very true, even backing into parking spots is tough, same with pulling out of them as you don't want to hit the cars next to you, but in my past experience i learned to park at the end of the parking lot so I have all the space I need to not have to worry about that.
I'm usually fine parking far away. I don't mind walking some more, but in the winter it can be tough. Usually I am not transporting my bike in the winter though so it really doesn't matter so much to me.
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I'm usually fine parking far away. I don't mind walking some more, but in the winter it can be tough. Usually I am not transporting my bike in the winter though so it really doesn't matter so much to me.
I don't ride in the winter and don't use boxes or baskets. So for me, winter is a breeze
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