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Old 06-12-2013, 09:29 PM   #76
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:45 AM   #77
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That's a Hayabusa???!!! It looks like a Concours 14 to me.
Ha Ha - It is! Different guy than scarabsport, with same type of car and attitude, just a different bike. I can enjoy both worlds equally and not sacrifice by driving a pick up just to bring my bike to great roads.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:52 AM   #78
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Nice mod OP! By doing this instead of having another vehicle you get to drive your Camaro more often. Smart mods FTW.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:07 AM   #79
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? You rather have him put his bike in the truck ?
It is his car and I am sure he shared his idea with the rest of our members who might find this useful!
I've been doing just that, breaking down 2 bikes and loading them up in the back. Surprising how much you can get back there. I'm going to be doing the same exact thing, that rack is sweet too.

Surprised at some of these responses to be honest. Mostly because they don't say, "Hey, it's only a V6!"
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:22 AM   #80
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I have the same hitch on mine but a Saris Cycle-On rack for the bicycles.
Works great, use it for my bicycles and delivering customers bicycles!
Have over 100k miles on a 2011 and customers really like their bicycles delivered in STYLE.
Wait till the car gets wrapped and graphics get put on, ha, the howling will really start!
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:45 AM   #81
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I have to ask: white chain?
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:49 AM   #82
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There's someone on my route with a nice Silver Vert, that is hauling a trailer with his motorcycle on it! Have to get a pic of that one! Just as bad!


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Old 06-13-2013, 01:38 PM   #83
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I have to ask: white chain?
Comes from Bianchi like that. Bike is a track/singlespeed.
Goes really well with the detail of the bike.
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:42 PM   #84
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Oh wow that Celeste Bianchi is gorgeous. Yours or a customers? Jealous Single speed or fixie?

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I have the same hitch on mine but a Saris Cycle-On rack for the bicycles.
Works great, use it for my bicycles and delivering customers bicycles!
Have over 100k miles on a 2011 and customers really like their bicycles delivered in STYLE.
Wait till the car gets wrapped and graphics get put on, ha, the howling will really start!
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:22 PM   #85
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Oh wow that Celeste Bianchi is gorgeous. Yours or a customers? Jealous Single speed or fixie?

We sell Bianchi, that was a delivery for a customer. Bicycle is a Bianchi Pista Sei Giorni.

It is a track bike but with a flip flop hub so you can run a single freewheel.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:11 PM   #86
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In my younger days I had a steel frame Bianchi as my daily rider. Smoothest riding bike I ever had. I miss those days

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We sell Bianchi, that was a delivery for a customer. Bicycle is a Bianchi Pista Sei Giorni.

It is a track bike but with a flip flop hub so you can run a single freewheel.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:49 AM   #87
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In my younger days I had a steel frame Bianchi as my daily rider. Smoothest riding bike I ever had. I miss those days
One reason we carry them, they still do steel(cr-mo) bike frames!
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:42 PM   #88
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We sell Bianchi, that was a delivery for a customer. Bicycle is a Bianchi Pista Sei Giorni.

It is a track bike but with a flip flop hub so you can run a single freewheel.
Very nice!

Is the white on the chain paint or powder coat?
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:47 PM   #89
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I have a low profile, hidden hitch. Barely visible 1-1/4" black square, under the bumper.

And this Thule rack is the best I've ever owned. Comes on or off in seconds.

Now when my wife and I take our bikes to local national parks and abroad, we don't have to take her truck.

The rack is an Apex 4 Bike. I got it for 25% off at REI. They have a Thule sale several times a year.

http://www.rei.com/product/831927/th...ike-hitch-rack





Here you can see that the hitch is almost undetectable.



I bought the hitch from and had it installed at a professional trailer/hitch place near me. About $230 out the door. Took them about an hour. This is the hitch:

http://www.carid.com/2012-chevy-cama...s-4170653.html
Looks like a wrench only install, correct?
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:08 PM   #90
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These Camaros are cool cars, but folks we're not talking about a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder here. These cars live in the real world. $30K Chevys will need to serve as mules once in a while.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:12 AM   #91
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Very nice!

Is the white on the chain paint or powder coat?
Powder coated.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:37 AM   #92
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I've debate over and over again if I should put a hitch on my Camaro. My biggest reason not to is self-control. Even if I am towing something, I might have a hard time staying off the pedal on the right

Overall, I think it would be much safer to get a beater truck or car to do my towing for me. Either that, or isn't that what friends and family are for??
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:42 AM   #93
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Thanks for posting OP!
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:10 AM   #94
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This is interesting to me, I often take wheels off my road bike and put it in the trunk, it's a tight fit for sure. Yesterday I got a newish used roadbike so now I'm really interested in getting a set up like yours.

I'd like the rack to only hold 2 bikes, is the one they sell for 2 bikes going to fit that hitch?

If this ends up in my purchase, I'll enjoy not having to remove the wheels and re-install them each time, plus the potential to damaging spokes (on my new wheels)..I've gotten a few minor scratches on the frame allready and not to mention the inside of my car's orange paint near the trunk's hinge.

Thanks for the post, the bike shop I got it from looked on the website of the brand rack they sell but none were fits for the Camaro. So your post was a big help,,ignore the haters, they probably either don't ride or have other cars/truck to use.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:18 AM   #95
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I have the same hitch on mine but a Saris Cycle-On rack for the bicycles.
Works great, use it for my bicycles and delivering customers bicycles!
Have over 100k miles on a 2011 and customers really like their bicycles delivered in STYLE.
Wait till the car gets wrapped and graphics get put on, ha, the howling will really start!
Ha, just noticed your tag is "BIKEDOC"..cool..and your from Michigan like me. I don't anybody else can see it, but the THULE brand (in blackswann's posts) does not appear to have brake/signal lights mounted on the rack as yours does.

It seems it would need them cause a bike might obsure or block your brake/signal lights.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:18 PM   #96
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Went with this bad little boy, we'll see how it works...

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Old 06-21-2013, 03:00 PM   #97
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I'm not against putting your bike on your Camaro...It's a car. I like to put my road bike in the trunk, if I fold down the back seats, my bike as well as all my gear fit perfectly
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:49 PM   #98
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I'm not against putting your bike on your Camaro...It's a car. I like to put my road bike in the trunk, if I fold down the back seats, my bike as well as all my gear fit perfectly
Yep. If you take your time and remove both wheels I can get two road bikes in my car. People are blown away by that when u show up, they assume I forgot my bikes!
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:22 PM   #99
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Yep. If you take your time and remove both wheels I can get two road bikes in my car. People are blown away by that when u show up, they assume I forgot my bikes!
I have a hard time imagining 2 in there when it's so stuffed with one.

I have been only removing the wheels, but I noticed how the pedals dig into the flooring and I have a Weathertek cargo liner I would like to keep from getting deep indentations. So, though I might need special wrenches it might be worth removing the pedals or at least the one which will be on the bottom. If anybody is going to try this I recommend using a big beach towel over the bike and than carefully placing the wheels so that the spokes are not damaged or bounce around, scratching the bike up.

I should (and probably will) take a snap shot of what mine looks like with it in the trunk....will do so soon.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:10 PM   #100
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