Old 07-25-09, 01:17 AM
Chris D
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Do you think this trunk rack can withstand a cross country trip?

Hello folks,

I had planned to ship my bike, but after I found out it'd cost me around $125 to box and ship it, I decided to get a rack and put it on the back of the car.

Anyhow, I picked up this rack at Target:


The bad reviews are scaring me. I'm also afraid I'm going to look in the rear view mirror and watch my bike fly across the freeway! Doh!

I don't know if I should keep this rack or get another one. The guy at the bike shop mentioned Bell as a good cheap option, but I leave Tuesday, and don't have time to have one shipped. I'd really rather not spend $100-150 on a rack that I'll probably only use this one time.

Also, I tried to attach the rack to my trunk, and everything seemed to work fine. However, I did not see my car (2002 Ford Escort) listed in the vehicle guide. Should I be worried?

Would some bungee cords keep the bike from swaying in the wind? Any other tips and techniques to secure the bike for the long trip? Should I take it back and look for the Bell rack?


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