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    My moonlander died today

    It's with a very heavy heart that I have to report that I killed my moo is today.
    Went out on a killer 15 mile all single track ride. I was admiring the beauty of my moo is as it glistened in the sun, I love that sparkly paint.
    On the roof rack she goes, pulled into my driveway, hit the clicker, and drove into the garage.
    Yeah, she was still on the roof!!
    My moonlander died today-image.jpg
    So now I need a new moonie frame, roof rack and my volvo s60r looks like a gorilla went crazy on the roof!
    Not a good day.

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    Nothing a bit of JB Weld won't fix...

    Commiserations.
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    Have done the same to surfboards. Know what its like

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    lame. my condolences.

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    Re: My moonlander died today

    Damn. Sorry.
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    Ow. Did that once in the mid-'90s with my Merlin on the roof. Ripped the rack off, trashed the fork, but the frame survived unscathed and I continued to ride it as my main bike for years. Still have it!

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    I've done it too, peeled the rack off of the car and put it through the back window. Now I'm using hitch mount racks.

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    Alberto Contador's frame in the Tour de France apparently broke. The team car should carry this product for a quick repair.

    Sorry to hear of your troubles, hopefully you will be back up and running soon.

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    Time for a jra email to surly......sorry for your loss, think about a trailor hitch bike rack.....less house resistance on entry
    The bike is never to heavy, you are just to WEAK!

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    So you were just driving along and all of a sudden
    It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    Ouch, that sucks.

    Whenever I use my roof rack I always make sure I leave the automatic garage door opener out of the car.

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    Ouch!! Sucks!
    I guess that's one way to convince your SO that you need a new bike

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    Re: My moonlander died today

    This is exactly why I'll never ever use a roof rack.

    Well, look on the bright side. Now you get to buy a new bike!

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    I did the same thing a few years back, but I was using the stock roof rack which saved a lot of damage to the house/bike. It had metal inserts where it connected to the rails, and broke free to allow things to move.

    A Yakima or Thule setup would have caused some serious damage.

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    Every time you put something on you car roof, put garbage bin (or something like this)
    in a place in garage where you car is parked.

    This will force you to stop car outside, walk out and figure out that something is wrong.

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    This is right, you are already outside the garage loading your bike and we all have random junk that we can put in the wat.

    Quote Originally Posted by sar315 View Post
    Every time you put something on you car roof, put garbage bin (or something like this)
    in a place in garage where you car is parked.

    This will force you to stop car outside, walk out and figure out that something is wrong.

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    Sorry to see what happened.......

    I often find that Ice Cream helps

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    Life IS a Beach and then you Corrode

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    VIBES. this is why vehicles like wagons, suv's, and vans were invented. toys can go inside, not on the roof.

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    Pics of the Volvo? Nice car BTW.

    Driving through a shopping center one day, didn't notice the branch hanging down. Snapped Z4 fly lite off.
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