Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: St. Louis, MO
Bikes: Raleigh M20, Gary Fisher Utopia
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Thanks all. Sounds like for the time being I'll be heavily padding the inside bike and making do. I did rearrange the rack, which has a weird support bar - originally I tried using it and the configuration was very odd, the arms of the rack actually angled DOWNward (not a good idea, I thought) but now it seems to be a bit better. I'll give it a shot today, but not without padding just in case!
In the long term, however, I'm grateful to report I was able to find a Saris Bones 3-rack for the same price I paid for the stupid Bell one ($80) and will be returning the Bell. Nobody seems to have any problems with the Saris, so hopefully that'll solve the problem.
Thanks a lot for all your help!