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    Mazda Miata Owners I need your advice.

    I own a 91 Miata and I want to put a bike rack on it. I have a U-Haul trailer hitch on it already, but what bike rack would you recommend. I might need one for two bikes.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I have a friend who uses one of those clamps that attach to the fork like a quick release axle. He mounted it permanently between the top and the trunk lid. It looks OK, and works fine. A 91 Miata is hardly a priceless collector's item.

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    A friend of mine has a Miata. He made a custom mount which attaches to the underside of the bumper/frame where the factory tie-downs are bolted on. He then attached a Thule rail to the mount. It works fine for his Orbea and his mtn bike.
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    If it's not too much trouble, could you ask him to take some pictures of his rack.

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    I've got a '99 Miata. I use a saris Bones rack. I put chamois cloth under the three foot pads and the finish on the car is unharmed. It's easy to put on and take off, and fits other cars too. It is rock solid, which is nice when you corner a bit hard. I am quite pleased with it. Hope that helps you.

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    I'm using this Saris rack on my 2002: http://www.saris.com/p-304-t-rax.aspx
    It can be a little floppy in the trailer hitch so I sturdy it up with some band straps hooked to the two tow points under the rear bumper. I carry 2 bikes on it 300 miles from my house to the coast several times a year.

    I can feel the extra weight hanging off the back, but it doesn't affect the handling much.

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    I carry one or two bikes on my 2007 MX5 (Miata). I had a 1 1/4" receiver installed. I use a X-Port flat bed carrier from Performance. Works great. I took one 1200 mile trip last year with this carrier and no problems at all.
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