Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: central Illinois
Bikes: 1998 Nishiki Montana, 1972 Schwinn Super Sport, 2007 Trek 520
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Trunk racks and falling bikes
Everytime I drive somewhere with my bikes I watch them in my rearview mirror and grip the handlebars so tight my hands hurt. Has anyone here ever had a bike slip off and eat asphalt, or cause an accident? I usually use rope to secure EVERY part of each bike in place, but I still find I'm nervous.
I also have never taken my bike rack off, so it has seen a few mid-west winters and lots of sun. I'm worried about the nylon straps that hold the thing in place (they seem stiff). Anyone ever heard of them snapping under load? Can they be replaced?