NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
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Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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The aluminum tubes in most frames are not intended to be loaded in compression around the tube. I would definately NOT clamp my frame to a repair stand at the seat tube or top tube or even the bottom tube.
I would however NOT see a problem with this type of rack. The difference being that the repair stand has offset link in the clamp mechanism that increase the force by adjusting the length of the lever.
The Thule rack simple uses a self adusting closer to tighten the clamp. It should work fine, as long as you don't overtighten it. Just get it snug so the bike doesn't move around and that's it!
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