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Old 05-08-05, 07:01 PM
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Nice rack

Yeah so anyway, I was going to lead a kids ride on Saturday morning and my trunk rack broke. I had both my bikes on it so it was nearly a serious cluster ****. The rear wheel support gave out but thankfully the fork mounts and rear tire straps held and neither bike was damaged.

So basically I am in the market for a new rack. I would like to keep the price around $100. I am willing to go with either a roof or trunk rack. By the way, drive a 93 Nissan Sentra
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Man, with a title like that, I thought we were gonna see something like this....

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Old 05-08-05, 07:13 PM
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Sorry I couldnt help you out.
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A good roof rack setup is going to run you around 300 bucks, so with 100 bucks you're looking at a trunk setup.
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trunk mount: yakima super joe 3.
99 bucks.
www.yakima.com


i am assuming you don't have a factory roof rack already. if you do, you can go to www.rockymounts.com and just get the bike mount for under 100 bucks.

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Old 05-08-05, 09:05 PM
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I'm using my hatch bike rack for the first time tomorrow. I'm hoping to load 3 bikes on it, but I was concerned about the pressure on my rear window. Haw anyone heard any horror stories?
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Originally Posted by Killer B
Man, with a title like that, I thought we were gonna see something like this....
And me being me, I thought we would see something like this
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I run a Yakima rack with RailRiders on my 95 Pathfinder. I think the factory rack is the same on the Sentra (if you have a factory rack).

I did the truck rack for a while on another car. One thing with the trunk rack is you don't have to scrape bugs off your head tube...
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Originally Posted by Dirtbike
And me being me, I thought we would see something like this
And me being me, I thought we would see something like this...

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the title is definitely misleading
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That it is
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Where's raiyn with his gun racks? lol
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Okay... in an attempt to steer this back on topic. To the original poster, what trunk rack did you have? Also I'm a little confused by the description of the failure because it sounds like you had a tray based rack with a fork mount yet you said it was a trunk rack. I haven't seen many trunk racks that fits that description of how your bikes were secured.
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Originally Posted by MadMan2k
Where's raiyn with his gun racks? lol
I was hoping for something in a Nikki Cox pic.


A vote for the Saris Bones 3, but we have a secondary reason for using it. If you look at the silver part in the middle of the second picture you'll see that it's a tube that the straps go through (as shown in the first picture). This tube has an interior diameter about the size of a soda can. What we do is lock a contractor grade cable to the frame of the car (at one of the tow points). Next we run the cable through the rack weaving it through the wheels frame etc then we use my Kryptonite EV disc lock to secure the other end back to the cable. When we take the bikes off to ride we just wind the cable around the rack to take up slack and lock it to the portion coming up from under the car. Yes we go through some (ahem) interesting neighborhoods, but with this setup we haven't had a problem even when we stop for lunch after a ride. Just be sure to use big intimidating locks not puny padlocks. Also the bikes don't "wag" while driving. As far as being rear-ended goes we have renter's insurance that will cover them if they are damaged, destroyed etc. If you have more expensive bikes a rider can be attached to your car insurance (it's not that much more).

sort of a side note: Where the cable would hit / rub on the bumper I slit one of those foam "noodle" pool toys down one side and slipped the cable inside (they have a hole that's the perfect size) a little duct tape and boom no girlfriend wigging out about roughed up bumper paint.
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Rayin: You ever herad of a way the Saris Bones 3 could fit on an SUV (Jeep Liberty) with the tire on the tailgate? I am doubting and not finding the Jeep as one of the vehicles in thier database. TIA
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Old 05-09-05, 08:09 AM
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It was a Rhode Gear or something like that. And yes it was tray and fork mount system.

I have seen the bones racks and this week is finals week so I should be selling books back. I should have the money by tonight actually.
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Originally Posted by Raiyn

A vote for the Saris Bones 3, but we have a secondary reason for using it. If you look at the silver part in the middle of the second picture you'll see that it's a tube that the straps go through (as shown in the first picture). This tube has an interior diameter about the size of a soda can. What we do is lock a contractor grade cable to the frame of the car (at one of the tow points). Next we run the cable through the rack weaving it through the wheels frame etc then we use my Kryptonite EV disc lock to secure the other end back to the cable. When we take the bikes off to ride we just wind the cable around the rack to take up slack and lock it to the portion coming up from under the car. Yes we go through some (ahem) interesting neighborhoods, but with this setup we haven't had a problem even when we stop for lunch after a ride. Just be sure to use big intimidating locks not puny padlocks. Also the bikes don't "wag" while driving. As far as being rear-ended goes we have renter's insurance that will cover them if they are damaged, destroyed etc. If you have more expensive bikes a rider can be attached to your car insurance (it's not that much more).

sort of a side note: Where the cable would hit / rub on the bumper I slit one of those foam "noodle" pool toys down one side and slipped the cable inside (they have a hole that's the perfect size) a little duct tape and boom no girlfriend wigging out about roughed up bumper paint.
great idea for securing both the rack and bikes to your car. have you had any issues with trying to get three bikes on it? i can't get our three bikes on the rack. cannondale m800, klein attitude race, and specialized epic. just doesn't work out well for me. so we basically don't use it for three bikes or even attempt to anymore as we were never able to make it work.
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I can never get three bikes on my Yakima Super Joe 3. I speculate that the only way to actually acomplish that would be to remove the pedals. Luckily it is very rare that I need to take three bikes anywhere.
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Well, I went my LBS and they recommended the Bones. I think I am going to get the Bones 2 though. I only have 2 bikes and if I were going with more than one other person we would have to take multiple cars because my backseat won't work. When you're 6'5" you just don't have a backseat in a Nissan Sentra. I have a final tonight then I will sell all my books back and then hopefully have enough for the rack.
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Originally Posted by crashnburn
Rayin: You ever herad of a way the Saris Bones 3 could fit on an SUV (Jeep Liberty) with the tire on the tailgate? I am doubting and not finding the Jeep as one of the vehicles in thier database. TIA
I was responding to the original poster who has a 93 Sentra.
In your situation I'd be looking at a hitch mounted rack





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