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    Car Bike Rack

    Any suggestions for a car bike rack? Is it okay to get one for $100, or are they usually no good? Probably at most, just two bikes. And how easy are they to take off the car and to remount onto a friend's car? Like 1 minute? 30 seconds? 5 minutes to remount? Thanks.

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    Go with the Saris Bones. Easy on, easy off. Very stable. Around $125. Only complaint is that the rubber feet may leave a mark on your trunk lid.
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Stealth racks attach pretty solidly, have extremely good non-marring features and have some of the best cradles in the business (IMO).

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    listen to dminor. he knows more than me.
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    listen to dminor. he knows more than me.
    Junkyard, you should never defer to a hack like me . . . no matter how right I am.

    I just wish the Stealth web site was up so the OP could check them out. Oh, and the 3-bike one has a couple extra stabilizing straps that the 2-bike doesn't. Worth getting the 3 even if you usually only haul 2 bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Stealth racks attach pretty solidly, have extremely good non-marring features and have some of the best cradles in the business (IMO).
    How well do they work with bicycles that have shifter cables and hydraulic brake lines under the top tube?

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    My name is Grun.

    I can't see the website. I live in Canada. Is it expensive? I am working on a budget.

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    The soft rubber cradle has mutiple 'channels' that the cables and hoses can kind of nest into. There's a pict in this craigslist ad that you can almost see them in:

    http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/435441465.html

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    Stealth +2 is about $89 and +3 is about $99 or $109 at my LBS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Stealth +2 is about $89 and +3 is about $99 or $109 at my LBS.
    YaY! More money for protein!

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