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Best Bike Racks for Schwinn Largo 7?

Old 06-20-20, 11:47 AM
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Best Bike Racks for Schwinn Largo 7?

Hi! My friend recently bought a new cruiser, and it is currently her only bike. Itís a Schwinn Largo 7 26Ē Womenís beach cruiser. She loves it but it is BIG and weighs 42 lbs. I have a much smaller bike with a smaller frame that I donít know much about. We want to be able to easily load and unload the two bikes on a secure bike rack on her 2019 Toyota Rad4. We can fit them both in the back with the seats down; but itís very difficult and pretty much impossible to carry anything else.
Iím he weight capacity on most over the top rear bike racks is 35 lbs per bike and we are worried because itís over the weigh capacity it will fly off and cause an accident. Are there any racks of this type with a higher weigh capacity?
are there special racks for these types of bikes?

right now we are looking into hitch racks for the 2019 Rad4, but it currently doesnít have a hitch, so we are trying to find the best hitch to buy and install onto the vehicle and then the best rack to install onto that. It would be 600+ for installation and the part alone through the dealer so we are looking at cheaper options through etrailer etc.

any advice? Neither of us have any experience with bike racks and my father who is a bike person is very against the bike as a whole because itís so heavy and has no experience with this type of bike.
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Old 06-20-20, 11:54 AM
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Also, this may be a stupid question, but if we bought a 2-bike bike rack for other the back of the car (not a hitch rack), and it has a 70lb weight capacity and is listed as 35 lbs per bike and we only put ONE bike on it that weighs 42 lbs, would that work or would it be Unbalanced and still have a risk of falling off?
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Old 06-20-20, 01:49 PM
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It means not to exceed 70 pounds total Roger
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we have two cruiser bikes that are pretty heavy and mounts fine. You'll be fine to mount one heavy bike on those 2 or 3 bike racks. The one we've been using is the saris bones 3 bike rack.
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We installed a hitch rack on the Honda HRV from U-Haul. Cost was about $200 installed. Then purchased a 2-bike rack for the hitch. If the bikes are properly secured, you should have no problem. Drove from California to Oregon with an Electra bike and MTB with no issues....
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I know Amazon has a great selection of bike racks, and with Prime, free shipping!
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Originally Posted by brdeleo49 View Post
We installed a hitch rack on the Honda HRV from U-Haul. Cost was about $200 installed. Then purchased a 2-bike rack for the hitch. If the bikes are properly secured, you should have no problem. Drove from California to Oregon with an Electra bike and MTB with no issues....
oh wow! Thatís awesome! Did you buy the hitch from U-Haul and did they install it as well?
what brand of rack is this?
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Yeah it was a U-Haul hitch, comparable to a Draw-Tite, and U-Haul installed to the vehicle. Just look up your vehicle on their website. The rack was from Amazon, and make sure the rack tongue will match the hitch receiver....
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Originally Posted by brdeleo49 View Post
Yeah it was a U-Haul hitch, comparable to a Draw-Tite, and U-Haul installed to the vehicle. Just look up your vehicle on their website. The rack was from Amazon, and make sure the rack tongue will match the hitch receiver....
thanks for the U-haul tip! I am able to get a hitch, hitch installation and a bike rack for less than $500!

I think I am going with the Swagman Chinook 2-bike bike rack because it has a higher weight limit and has been recommended for beach cruisers.

does anyone have any experience with this rack?
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Old 06-22-20, 02:23 PM
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You can buy a temporary clamp on top tube for your step thru cruiser. bike shops stock then in the part of the store, by the car racks..


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