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    Senior Member sparks_219's Avatar
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    I got a new bike rack and the only way to fit my bike onto the car is mount it on the down tube.

    I drive on the highway a fair bit, and at speeds of over 100km/h (60mph), I'm concerned the wind may be putting too much pressure onto the rear linkages. I think ever since I started carrying my bike like this, the bottom of my bike creaks, and I think it maybe one of the bushings.

    Opinions??

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    i dont think so, unless it falls. i like the bike. my bike gets put IN the back ontop of another bike.

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    You weigh more than the bike itself. I don't see how the bike's own weight could hurt the bike's linkages.

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    Are you sure that's the only way to carry it? You could get one of those things that cuff to the seatpost and stem. I don't know what they're called.

    Higher center of gravity = more stress on rack

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    Senior Member sparks_219's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwhunt23
    You weigh more than the bike itself. I don't see how the bike's own weight could hurt the bike's linkages.
    Sorry, I'm tired from the ride today. I drive over 100km/h on the highway with the bike like that. I'm worried about the bike catching side wind, not its own weight.

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    Senior Member sparks_219's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro
    Are you sure that's the only way to carry it? You could get one of those things that cuff to the seatpost and stem. I don't know what they're called.

    Higher center of gravity = more stress on rack
    I should look into that option, but I really dont like having too many linkages holding onto the bike. Just more chance for failure. The rack is built fair sturdy since it's a Saris Bone

    The normal mounting position invovles the rear stanction of the shock sitting on the mounting point, which I really dont like.

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    i think if you are really worried about i, get one of the racks that go ontop of the car.

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    You need a crossbar. It attaches to the seatpost, and underneath the stem. The rack clamps to the crossbar. Yakima calls it the "Tubetop"
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    Great Goolgly Moogly!
    Don't do that again! Theres NO reason to have to do things like that
    Get one of these http://www.saris.com/products/bikebeam.htm ASAP

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