Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sin City, Nevada
Bikes: Catrike 700, Greenspeed GTO trike, , Linear LWB recumbent, Haluzak Horizon SWB recumbent, Balance 450 MTB, Cannondale SM800 Beast of the East
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Just takes a little cobbling to make a regular rack work
I carry a Catrike 700 on my Scion XB using a standard Rhode Gear double bike rack that hangs from the rear hatchback. I added two cross pieces made from 1" schedule 40 pvc irrigation pipe to the bike rack. The pipes are held in place by the parts that would normally tie down the bike frames. The front wheels sit on the roof while the rear wheel is between the pvc pipes. I use a single ratchet web clamp from Harbor Freight Tools to cinch the front wheels to the vehicle and a couple of cut up bike tubes to secure the front wheel to the pipes. I take off the accessories (pump, bag, flag) and seat cover to keep the sail effect down. Unfortunately Rhode Gear was bought out by Bell and they quit making this rack. I never found a car this particular rack wouldn't fit.
The Scion XB can be fitted with an aftermarket hitch but they are $$$$ and require a lot of work to install. That's why I did the cobbling.
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