Posted by: XXX_er
BTW does everyone take these things off the car at least once a season to put anti sieze on any threaded fasteners OR do you just leave them up there to sell with the car ?
I remove mine when not in use (install before a ride, remove upon return home). I've gotten sufficiently competent that I can now install the crossbars and the bike carrier in under 5 minutes. It's a drag on fuel efficiency and I sometimes go 2 or more weeks without using the car to access the trails as I'm only a 20 minute pedal from the Fromme climb trail.