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    Roof or hitch?

    What are your opinions regarding a rack to hold the following bike, on a Ford SUV that has the factory-installed rook rack with side bars?

    http://www.raleighusa.com/items.asp?...30&childid=594

    I would prefer a hitch rack, but it seems impossible to find one that would fit this bike....

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    Are you going to be able to lift the bike on to the top of an SUV? If you want to mount it to a hitch rack, then just get yourself a rack spanner like this one at Nashbar.

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...%20Accessories


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    I hit enter before I finished my explaination. A spanner like that clips on to the seat post and the steerer tube and then you just mount the bike like it should mount onto the rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedMyst View Post
    I hit enter before I finished my explaination. A spanner like that clips on to the seat post and the steerer tube and then you just mount the bike like it should mount onto the rack.
    I have one of those for my wife's bike, makes it easy to use the hitch rack.

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    if you like a hitch rack get one that the wheels fit into a channel, Not one ones that have you hang it from the frame. They let the bikes come together and mess things up.

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    Amen to that. No muss, no fuss:

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