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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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    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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    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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    velcro strap*

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    velcro strap*

    *this may be the first time I've ever out-cheaped dminor
    Duct tape.
    Boom, yah done.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    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
    Duct tape.
    Boom, yah done.
    Not reusable. Otherwise I would have said zip ties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    Not reusable. Otherwise I would have said zip ties.
    You got me there.

    Old belt. Reusable, durable.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    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
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    Old toe strap
    Yet another use for those. I love those things (on anything but a pedal).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    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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