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Old 08-06-07, 08:52 AM   #1
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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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Old 08-06-07, 09:08 AM   #2
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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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Old 08-06-07, 09:11 AM   #3
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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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Old 08-06-07, 09:38 AM   #4
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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.
I have one of those for my wife's bike, makes it easy to use the hitch rack.
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Old 08-06-07, 10:06 AM   #5
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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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Old 08-06-07, 03:46 PM   #6
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Amen to that. No muss, no fuss:
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