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Old 02-19-09, 07:40 AM
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Adjustable bungee cords for rack

Several years ago, I had a handy set of adjustable bungee cords that wrapped around the rack frame. They were very handy because it allowed me to store many different items on the rack. I believe their name was something like Monkey Grip or Monkey Strap something along those lines. Has anyone seen something like this or know where I can get some?
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Old 02-19-09, 08:10 AM
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I frequently see these at Target in the "auto" section.
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You might try an auto supply store -- they have a pretty good selection of bungees, bungee nets and other tie-downs. I don't think I've ever seen anything that I'd describe as an "adjustable bungee" -- I'm sure they exist, but it doesn't make a lot of sense to me (either you've got a non-elastic tie-down that adjusts with a cam or ratchet or tri-glide or whatever, or you've got an elastic tie-down like a bungee that "adjusts" by virtue of its elasticity). Also, bike parts manufacturers such as Trek do make bungee accessories that are designed to be used with racks (like bungee nets and such).
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If I need to carry anything big, I use ratcheting cargo straps. I do use bungees for small/light stuff though, but I don't have adjustable ones, if the bungee is too long I just find another anchor point or wrap it around something again.
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Make your own. Buy some 1/8" or 3/16" shock cord and tie two knots, and blam. I think I got 50 feet of cord for ten bucks on ebay.
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If I need to carry anything big, I use ratcheting cargo straps. I do use bungees for small/light stuff though, but I don't have adjustable ones, if the bungee is too long I just find another anchor point or wrap it around something again.
These are great, and you never have to worry about them stretching
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If I need to carry anything big, I use ratcheting cargo straps. I do use bungees for small/light stuff though, but I don't have adjustable ones, if the bungee is too long I just find another anchor point or wrap it around something again.
For tieing loads on a bike you will likely want the 6' or 8' tie downs. This way there is not a lot of excess and it is easier to tie down.
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Well...thanks...but they are not just regular bungee cords with a hook. The bungee cords that I am looking for wrapped around the metal bar and allowed you to adjust the tension of the cord up or down the frame of the rack.
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Ok, the ratchet is something I hadn't considered and may just work. Great idea and thanks for your input!
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I have what is a mini cargo net... but I forget the brand name.

It is something like this:

Amazon.com: Pyramid Bicycle Bungie Cargo Net, Black: Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com: Pyramid Bicycle Bungie Cargo Net, Black: Sports & Outdoors
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Originally Posted by Phrenetis View Post
These are great, and you never have to worry about them stretching
You do have to be careful that you don't crush your rack or cargo though! But I agree- most secure for difficult cargo.
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