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Old 03-22-08, 12:05 PM   #1
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Pro bike roof rack a la Mavic service cars - where?

I guess you have all seen the roof racks used by the service cars in the pro peloton - holding 10+ wheels and 3+ bikes. It seems they are somewhat (semi-)custom built. Does anybody know who manufacture such racks? They do not look like Thule, Yakima or any other consumer brand (?)

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http://www.operationgadget.com/photo...album=10&pos=9

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Old 03-24-08, 07:48 AM   #2
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have you e-mailed Mavic? They would know, ya think?
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Anyone with a welder, some other metal-fab tools, and a couple hours of free time could make a rack like the one in the picture.

If you posted this because you are looking to have something similar made I would suggest going to your local automotive customization shop (the type that does wheelchair conversions) and they should have the equipment to build something similar.
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To me it looks like a custom rack on Thule bars or something.

http://www.operationgadget.com/photo...n/img_1431.jpg

You've probably got a couple guys in your neighborhood who weld and could help you build one up.

I really doubt you can buy one (last year's perhaps??)
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Certainly does appear purpose built.

You could reasonably DIY using an off the shelf rack and running extra crossbars that are a bit too long.
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