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    Junior Member rorowe's Avatar
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    Used Rhode Gear trunk bike rack (question about mounting)

    (I'm not sure what forum this belongs in. Please correct me if there's a better place for it.)

    I bought what looks like a really great bike rack for $20, located a scanned version of the manual online, and did a dry-fit on the back of my Saturn SL1.

    Now, most newer racks I've seen have 3 sets of straps: top of trunk, bottom of trunk, and sides.

    It appears this one doesn't have side straps, and I'm wondering if that's "okay".

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Rhode Gear sold out to ?? several years ago. When the rack was manufactured most companies used top and bottom straps only. It seemed to work ok back then.

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    Junior Member rorowe's Avatar
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    Ron, thanks! It's kinda what I figured, but wasn't sure. (Rhode Gear was originally bought by Bell, then sold to Yakima...took all day to figure that out)
    I've never used a rack on my car, and I'm rightfully a little nervous about putting my favorite mode of transportation on the back of my car.

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    does anyone know where I can find proflex bikes or parts??

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