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    Bike rack for Mustang convertible

    I have a friend who is a gorgeous blonde with a red Mustang convertible who says she'd get back into cycling IF she could figure out what kind of bike rack would fit on the back of her car. She hates to use the QR and tote the bike in the back seat. The rack needs to work with the top down.

    PLEASE! For the love of God, tell me there's a bike rack that will fit this situation so I can pass along the info. One can never have enough gorgeous, blonde, distaff cycling companions.
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    Wouldn't it be easier just to pick the bike up and her with your car? Share a ride....
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    You didn't say what year the Mustang is. Yakima has racks that will fit some years of Mustang convertibles, but not other years. They have a selector routine to tell you what fits what. Or, if you can install a trailer hitch, there are hitch-mounted racks that probably would work with 'most any car.

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    Say, DG, just who were you having coffee with at Twiggs today? Does she have a sister? (An aunt would do.)
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    She could probably get a 1 1/4" trailer hitch receiver mounted and then choose from many different racks. Draw-Tite, Reese, Hidden Hitch are some good brands to start with. They make hitches that are vehicle specific and most mount using existing holes in the car's frame. One should be available that is inconspicuous when not in use.

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    Suggest a Ford 1 1/4 inch hitch and a Saris Cycle-On rack. http://www.saris.com/p-234-cycle-on-pro.aspx Easy on and off the car, and easy to load the bikes.

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    Go with a receiver hitch.
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    Thanks for all the tips, guys. I'll pass them along to my friend. With regard to putting her bike on my rack, that works when we ride together, but we don't have an exclusive riding relationship. Nyuck, Nyuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossChain
    Say, DG, just who were you having coffee with at Twiggs today? Does she have a sister? (An aunt would do.)
    Um, no sister, no aunt. But I'll put in a word for you, CC -- she's a friend but she's not seizing the opportunity to monopolize MY time, if you catch my drift...
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    Gary,

    I have a black 2001 Ford Mustang GT Convertible and I use a Delta Hunchrack. I realy like it because it will fold up and fit in the truck. It is very easy to install and I like the way the bike sits on the rack.

    Dante

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    I used to have a hunchrack which I used on the back of my Saturn Coupe - I would imagine that it would work on the mustang, it is pretty versatile, and easy to put on and take off. The other thing that is nice is that it carries the bike longitudinally so if you are going for a long drive with the bike, it doesn't hit your gas milelage as much as something that holds the bike transversally.

    When I got a new car which used a roof rack, I gave the hunchrack to a friend who drives a beetle - works on those too

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