Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Tennessee
    My Bikes
    Novara Randonee, Raleigh M50
    Posts
    26
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Roof rack on factory bars question

    I have a 1994 Ford Escort Wagon with the factory bars. These bars are kind of "domed". I would like a roof rack and am considering the Rockymounts and or the Yakima Raptor or Cobra( I have access to the mightymounts).
    Wouldn't my bike kind of lean mounted on these domed bars? What do you do in this case? Take the factory bars off and get the yakima bars?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Denver, Colorado
    My Bikes
    Trek 930 mutt (beater) Gary Fisher '98 Paragon
    Posts
    190
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wondermutt (like the name, btw)

    My (former) Subaru Legacy station wagon had arched bars onto which I mounted a Rockymount tray- yes, the bike leaned a little; no, the lean presented no problem that I could tell- fork mount held the fork tight, ratchet strap held the rear wheel tight, Good-to-go. You mean like this pic, I think?

    Steve

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Tennessee
    My Bikes
    Novara Randonee, Raleigh M50
    Posts
    26
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks. I guess it is like that picture....I am leaning toward the RockyMounts as i can put them on my wifes Honda CRV too. I guess it would look awkward but now i think if i mount it closer to the center it won't really lean.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •