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Old 03-12-08, 08:17 PM   #1
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bike rack ?

i have older style thule bike trays and i cant use the wheel straps around my tires(26 x2.30) Are there bigger wheel straps available?
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Old 03-13-08, 09:07 AM   #2
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should be - check at your LBS
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Thule has WS2 wheel straps that come as a set of 2 and are a bit longer than the older WS1s. You should be able to get them at any Thule dealer that has a decent amount of inventory - - or online at places like REI:

http://www.rei.com/product/692843

I'd purchase them locally so that you can be sure they fit/work though.
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Have you tried deflating your tire at all?
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velcro strap*

*this may be the first time I've ever out-cheaped dminor
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velcro strap*

*this may be the first time I've ever out-cheaped dminor
Duct tape.
Boom, yah done.
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Duct tape.
Boom, yah done.
Not reusable. Otherwise I would have said zip ties.
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Not reusable. Otherwise I would have said zip ties.
You got me there.

Old belt. Reusable, durable.
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You got me there.

Old belt. Reusable, durable.
Old dog collar

Old toe strap
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+1 on the velcro strap. I bought a roll at my local home depot type place and used it to strap my daughter's monster tires onto my bike rack. I find it to be much more secure than the regular straps.
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i've been using zip tie's
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Bunge cords...

Wouldnt something like a ratchet strap work?
Last a long time..
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Old toe strap
Yet another use for those. I love those things (on anything but a pedal).
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Yet another use for those. I love those things (on anything but a pedal).


although I prefer the term "toe hitch".
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old shoelaces. oooh oooh. Old inner tubes!!!
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Found a solution to my problem? I stopped at my lbs asking if they had any bigger strap's and one of the worker's asked me if i wanted to by a sportworks tray. The best part is he only wanted 25. So much better than the thule setup plus the bikes better secured. It's the style with the arm that goes over the front tire.
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