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    Carrying skis?

    I've carried skis strapped to the top tube of a mt bike for very short approaches. Any suggestions on a good system for several days and 150 miles or so. With all the gear I'll have along I will probably end up going the BOB trailer route, but this would not be my preference. I'm also considering an Extrawheel with some modifications to carry skis.

    Any suggestions.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Re: Carrying skis?

    Used to see a guy riding with his skate skis in a 3" PVC pipe. It was attached near the rear axle, and to his rear rack, nearly vertical.
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    For alpine skis, I'd try using 4" PVC with an end cap, and attached with hose clamps.

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    Carrying skis?

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    Some thoughts:

    - If you go the toptube route you may have to lengthen your brake cables. Especially if they are cable actuated brakes. Alternatively use a rack so your tips do not stick off the front.
    - Diagonal backpack carry works the best if you can deal with it, and are not riding thick singletrack.
    - that pvc method looks cool.
    - BOB is probably the best for long distance comfort.

    - Boots can sometime be more problamatic then the skis. I multipurpose them as bottle cages while riding.

    For bonus points, don't leave your bike behind when you ski

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