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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.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 (5) "Racing Edition"

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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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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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 (5) "Racing Edition"

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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