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    Quote Originally Posted by tuckerjt07 View Post
    I literally cannot see the back wall of my garage until I am already partially in it when backing in. Have to back in for front bumper clearance.

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    No worries Korn is still working on the prototype. I have full faith that he will iron out all the wrongs to make this invention right.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    No worries Korn is still working on the prototype. I have full faith that he will iron out all the wrongs to make this invention right.
    I don't need it so no worries. I fit with them on top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7daysaweek View Post
    I have a hitch rack now so no longer an issue but I always wanted to have an enormous banner printed the width of the garage to hang on the back wall that just said "BIKES???".

    I thought it would be rather humorous but also helpful when the bikes were on the roof.
    Still doesn't address slamming them into low hanging objects away from home. I still think that if I were going to use a roof rack, even a luggage rack, I'd want a device up there that would sound a beep inside the car when approaching a low overhang/garage/etc. Could clip/secure it the a high point like the handle bars of a bike up on the rack.
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    Solution to Smashing Your Bike Into your Garage or other things

    All we have a little product that could help with this. Just a small window cling (not a sticker). Just grab it and stick it up in the window corner or side window when you put your bike on your roof or rear rack.

    It works not only when pulling up to your garage but the whole time you are driving. You only leave it up when moving so your don't get used to it being there all the time.

    How to NOT drive into your garage with bikes on the roof?-mind-rack.jpg

    If I did it correctly I attached a file of what one of ours looks like. We developed it because my girlfriend AND my brother really smashed their bikes and racks and cars into things.. Cost to them $$$$$

    Anyway if you want one available on amazon or ebay or at our website

    lookupdummy.com

    Cheers and safe riding.
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    Bike Rack Warning and Reminder

    Hey Justin
    Hope you are still riding and still not smashing your bike up on your garage or anything else. We made a small little bike rack warning product just for your problem.
    How to NOT drive into your garage with bikes on the roof?-mind-rack.jpg
    Anyway its just a little window cling to slap on your window when you have your bikes on your roof so you don't smash them up on your garage or anything else out there.
    We made it because my girlfriend and brother both did smash up their bikes on the garage (TWICE!) and on a fast food overhang.

    Anyway reach out to me and I can send you a couple.

    Lookupdummy.com

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    Best solution: A light beam that detects your vehicle above a certain height, blue toothed to an electric buzzer that shocks your ass mounted within the drivers seat cushion.

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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    The best BIKE ROOF RACK REMINDER

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    Long time bike rider. First time garage owner... Those of you with garages and roof racks, how do you remind yourself to not pull into the garage with bikes on the roof? So many people I know have done it.
    I've been there, done that. TWICE... So we came up with the perfect bike roof rack reminder. I'll let a recent reviewer speak for our product, "Been there, done that. Drop my car loaded with 2 mountain bikes straight into a carport. Result: one ruined saddle and one bent seatpost. Looked around for a visual reminder, and found Look Up Dummy. Sticks well to windscreen, easy on, easy off. Very small price to pay for saving your bikes." lookupdummy.com

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    Sounds like a great idea! Check out lookupdummy.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOOKUPDUMMY View Post
    I've been there, done that. TWICE... So we came up with the perfect bike roof rack reminder. I'll let a recent reviewer speak for our product, "Been there, done that. Drop my car loaded with 2 mountain bikes straight into a carport. Result: one ruined saddle and one bent seatpost. Looked around for a visual reminder, and found Look Up Dummy. Sticks well to windscreen, easy on, easy off. Very small price to pay for saving your bikes." lookupdummy.com
    Why not to use roof bike rack? Hitch racks are awesome in comparison..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavlov0032 View Post
    Why not to use roof bike rack? Hitch racks are awesome in comparison..
    For you. Not everybody.

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    I seldom put my bikes on my Thule Sidearm racks which I have on both of my vehicles as I prefer my T2 hitch rack. Because of my infrequent use of the top rack, even though I don't park in my garage, I'm probably a good candidate for making the overhead mistake so I just patronized the lookupdummy site and bought a sticker.

    Now, does anybody have a good reminder system to remind me to look at the new sticker I'll have on my window?

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    Try this, fill the garage with bikes( 10 or so), yard equipment, tools, parts, frames tires etc. No way the car is fitting in there. Your welcome.

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    When I had my Jetta wagon I had a roof rack. In the 5 years I've had the rack...I've never drove it into the garage...but I have had a couple close calls to where I almost forgot I had my bike on the roof.

    When I got my GTI a few months ago...I got a hitch rack. I can pull the entire car with the bike on the rack into the garage.

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    The only thing that "drives into" my garage (shop, really) is my Yamaha Sport/Tour or my 6 bicycles. I'd be more concerned with those low overhangs of a drive-thru or similar. Fortunately, fast food is NOT my cup o'tea.

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    I started this thread 2 years ago. Eventually DID drive into my garage. No damage to bike. Just car. I decide that the best way to not drive into the garage was a hitch rack.

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    Rear bike rack

    We would love the convenience of a rear rack as well, and we even have a window cling reminder MIND YOU REAR in our lookupdummy.com product line. That said, as we drive back and forth from Boulder to Fruita, Moab, Santa Fe, St. George, UT, etc. we pity the bike owner that has their bike trashed by the black road slush or coated with half of a dirt road. Our ride up high and escape the worst.

    Look Up Dummy!™ window clings are designed to be a constant visual reminder that your bike or gear is on the roof or rear rack. Simply:

    Peel your cling off its backing when you get ready to drive off with toys on top!

    Position your cling on your windshield where it will be a visual reminder, but smartly not block your vision.

    Return home and store your cling on its backing - ready to go for the next adventure!

    Repeat!

    Look Up Dummy!™ vinyl window clings do not use adhesive, so they can be removed and re-used again and again, leaving no mess on your windows. If they should get crumpled or dirty, just rinse and flatten!

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    e would love the convenience of a rear rack as well, and we even have a window cling reminder MIND YOU REAR in our lookupdummy.com product line. That said, as we drive back and forth from Boulder to Fruita, Moab, Santa Fe, St. George, UT, etc. we pity the bike owner that has their bike trashed by the black road slush or coated with half of a dirt road. Our ride up high and escape the worst.

    Look Up Dummy!™ window clings are designed to be a constant visual reminder that your bike or gear is on the roof or rear rack.

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    We'd be interested to know if your lookupdummy window cling does it for you when it arrives. Look forward to your feedback! (I keep mine by my elbow on the side window until I need it when I have the bike up. When I get back, I just slap it back onto the side window. Has worked great.)

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    We would love the convenience of a rear rack as well, and we even have a window cling reminder MIND YOU REAR in our lookupdummy.com product line. That said, as we drive back and forth from Boulder to Fruita, Moab, Santa Fe, St. George, UT, etc. we pity the bike owner that has their bike trashed by the black road slush or coated with half of a dirt road. Our ride up high and escape the worst.

    Look Up Dummy!™ window clings are designed to be a constant visual reminder that your bike or gear is on the roof or rear rack.

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    Fatbike, XC bike, Gravel Bike....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOOKUPDUMMY View Post
    We would love the convenience of a rear rack as well, and we even have a window cling reminder MIND YOU REAR in our lookupdummy.com product line. That said, as we drive back and forth from Boulder to Fruita, Moab, Santa Fe, St. George, UT, etc. we pity the bike owner that has their bike trashed by the black road slush or coated with half of a dirt road. Our ride up high and escape the worst.

    Look Up Dummy!™ window clings are designed to be a constant visual reminder that your bike or gear is on the roof or rear rack. Simply:

    Peel your cling off its backing when you get ready to drive off with toys on top!

    Position your cling on your windshield where it will be a visual reminder, but smartly not block your vision.

    Return home and store your cling on its backing - ready to go for the next adventure!

    Repeat!

    Look Up Dummy!™ vinyl window clings do not use adhesive, so they can be removed and re-used again and again, leaving no mess on your windows. If they should get crumpled or dirty, just rinse and flatten!

    It sucks when people advertise on here. Especially when they triple post. I pitty the folks that have to use a ****ing sticker to remember they have expensive bikes on top of their cars.

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    I won't buy one cuz dummy is offensive and bullying. And I would never put bikes on the roof. But good luck. Gonna take a lot of fools to cover your mortgage with $2 stickers, dummy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamwa View Post
    I won't buy one cuz dummy is offensive and bullying
    If that offends you than I’d be curious to see the rest of your list of offensive things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamwa View Post
    I won't buy one cuz dummy is offensive and bullying....
    Please, tell me you're joking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamwa View Post
    I won't buy one cuz dummy is offensive and bullying. And I would never put bikes on the roof. But good luck. Gonna take a lot of fools to cover your mortgage with $2 stickers, dummy.
    I think it's obvious who is the offensive one is here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Ochmonek View Post
    If that offends you than I’d be curious to see the rest of your list of offensive things.
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    Please, tell me you're joking.

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    I think it's obvious who is the offensive one is here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    It sucks when people advertise on here. Especially when they triple post. I pitty the folks that have to use a ****ing sticker to remember they have expensive bikes on top of their cars.
    Hey he didn't triple post, he octoposted! He made that username to just hawk his wares in this thread ::eyeroll::

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfinator View Post
    Easy boys, learn to take a joke.
    I failed to see a joke here. Just an attitude with a helping of arrogance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    I failed to see a joke here. Just an attitude with a helping of arrogance.
    I can help with that. Stop looking in the mirror. There, problem solved.

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    I don't buy the ---for dummies books either. You guys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tfinator View Post
    Easy boys, learn to take a joke.

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    Terrible “joke” if that was really his intent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamwa View Post
    I don't buy the ---for dummies books either. You guys?
    Nope, I use a hitch rack. But I have had brain farts like all humans at some points throughout my life, like looking for my keys that I’m holding. Not above admitting that.
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    Thinking of starting a clothing line called " Hey Assholes, Buy My Clothes" Who want's in on that?
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    Personally I just find the decals comical. If I had a roof rack I would buy them just for laughs. We have all had brain farts, Im one of the worst (looking for something thats in my hand happens once a week). I dont park my vehicles in the garage since its small. Garage is reserved for my tools, bikes etc.

    As for the clothing line, I would as long as its something that would make others laugh, even if its ar my expense. Always good to make others laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Ochmonek View Post
    Nope, I use a hitch rack. But I have had brain farts like all humans at some points throughout my life, like looking for my keys that I’m holding. Not above admitting that.
    Or talking on your cell phone as you’re stressed out looking for it in your pocket thinking you just left it somewhere. Here’s your sign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Ochmonek View Post
    Nope, I use a hitch rack. But I have had brain farts like all humans at some points throughout my life, like looking for my keys that I’m holding. Not above admitting that.
    Like looking for my cell phone while im talking to someone on it.

    "Hey hold on, i can't find my phone"
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    if I had a roof rack I would get some sort of flag and attach it to the garage door handle after loading the bike so that when the the door is raised it dangles down, or just put something in the middle so I have to get out and move it

    all it takes is for one distraction right before pulling up to make you completely forget about the bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Ochmonek View Post
    Terrible “joke” if that was really his intent.
    Good or bad, if you can't see that was tongue in cheek then I don't know how you could ever get any joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Or talking on your cell phone as you’re stressed out looking for it in your pocket thinking you just left it somewhere. Here’s your sign.
    I do this a lot.

    I sometimes use Bluetooth so my phone's across the room and that is completely baffling.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Or talking on your cell phone as you’re stressed out looking for it in your pocket thinking you just left it somewhere. Here’s your sign.
    Quote Originally Posted by LaloKera View Post
    Like looking for my cell phone while im talking to someone on it.

    "Hey hold on, i can't find my phone"
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    We got our current house because it has 2 separate garages. A one car and a three car. The three car is my hobby workshop, the one car is my girlfriend's hobby workshop. Our 3 cars are parked on the street.

    Cars are dumb.

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    I occasionally used my roof rack at my old house. I kept a 2x4 in the garage and I laid it down across the entrance when I left so that I would see it and if I didn't I would feel the front tires hit it before the bikes got to the doorway. Now I park in the basement and it doesn't have a garage opener so I have to get out to unlock and open the door. Some of the trees on the driveway in the back have pretty low branches but seeing them I always stop and take the bikes off before driving around and if I didn't, they aren't big and would just scrape the bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Ochmonek View Post
    Hitch rack!

    With all the Bluetooth etc. tech these days they should make a device you put on your bike that's on the rack that will sound an alarm when something at its height is approaching.
    Now that they've had the visual alert system running at 11 foot 8 for awhile... doesn't stop people from using the bridge as a can opener.

    What we need is a system that automatically stops your car, then bitch-slaps you for being a dufus.
    I will suffer no butt-hurt fools!

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    12 foot tall garage doors should do the trick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    I see a market for a "Memory Training for Dummies" book.
    LOL-How many minutes separated those two posts?
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    12 foot tall garage doors should do the trick.
    Indeed...
    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Ochmonek View Post
    Bigger garage doors help with the at home issue, not so much when pulling through in-n-out. I drive an SUV anyways so hitch rack for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    12 foot tall garage doors should do the trick.
    ...and 12 foot bridges...
    I will suffer no butt-hurt fools!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingtaco View Post
    What we need is a system that automatically stops your car, then bitch-slaps you for being a dufus.
    Or a system that bitch slaps the doobie out of your hand exactly 30 min before you get home. #coloradoproblems

    edit: the REAL point here is.......HEY DUDES, WE NEED A SYSTEM!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamwa View Post
    Or a system that bitch slaps the doobie out of your hand exactly 30 min before you get home. #coloradoproblems
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamwa View Post
    edit: the REAL point here is.......HEY DUDES, WE NEED A SYSTEM!
    A system that bitch-slaps you to remind you to create a system?
    I will suffer no butt-hurt fools!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh My Sack! View Post
    Now, does anybody have a good reminder system to remind me to look at the new sticker I'll have on my window?
    That would be my problem too.

    Even seeing the decal everyday would get so ingrained in my routine it would probably not become remarkable to be useful.

    With my Yak crossbars & Rocketbox in use, I measure the height and write it on the side of the box on blue painters tape. I think it was 6'4" on my old suv and I'd see the clearance warnings in parking garages etc.... to know what I had memorized.

    Were it me with the roof rack bike system, I'd install and long skinny mirror like 2 or 3 foot wide by 4" or 6 " at the top of the garage facia so I'd see the bike on the roof as I pulled up. I think I'd see that reflection to avoid a mishap.

    I did hit a canopy once at motel and the bike front forks bent inward. The bike got generic chrome forks as replacement.

    I'm happy with the Yak platform-tray thing I'm using now with either car. I don't miss lifting bikes to the roof but I understand we all need what works best for our cars or purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tfinator View Post
    Good or bad, if you can't see that was tongue in cheek then I don't know how you could ever get any joke.

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    I think a lot of jokes, humor or off-handed remarks lose their luster or just don't play the same as the written word, email or posting when compared to conversation, tone of voice or expression.
    It's no big deal, just a sometimes cause of confusion.
    In the Middle Ages, the biggest mistake was not putting on your armor because you were 'just going down to the corner.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by bachman1961 View Post
    I think a lot of jokes, humor or off-handed remarks lose their luster or just don't play the same as the written word, email or posting when compared to conversation, tone of voice or expression.
    It's no big deal, just a sometimes cause of confusion.
    I agree. It is a mountain biking board - so it's best to give people benefit of the doubt.

    I was pointing out when people went out of their way to do otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfinator View Post
    I agree. It is a mountain biking board - so it's best to give people benefit of the doubt.

    I was pointing out when people went out of their way to do otherwise.



    I admit, I was slightly perplexed.

    If one thinks any decal is offensive and bullying, sure they wouldn't buy it ! Also, if they don't use roof mounts for the bikes, what's the point of having decals you don't need ?


    A; Helping them with their mortgage.
    In the Middle Ages, the biggest mistake was not putting on your armor because you were 'just going down to the corner.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by bachman1961 View Post



    I admit, I was slightly perplexed.

    If one thinks any decal is offensive and bullying, sure they wouldn't buy it ! Also, if they don't use roof mounts for the bikes, what's the point of having decals you don't need ?


    A; Helping them with their mortgage.
    "Hi, I'd like to place an order for one house-worth of stickers please"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfinator View Post
    "Hi, I'd like to place an order for one house-worth of stickers please"

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    The giving spirit is the best plan and nothing tops the generosity of denotations for things not needed !
    In the Middle Ages, the biggest mistake was not putting on your armor because you were 'just going down to the corner.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by bachman1961 View Post
    The giving spirit is the best plan and nothing tops the generosity of denotations for things not needed !
    Well, in that case I'll take a 3b2.5ba with an ocean view worth of stickers. Don't forget the attached garage

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