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Old 09-28-05, 02:19 AM
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Which bike rack would be best to carry my jack russel on?

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Old 09-28-05, 04:00 AM
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Any std rear rack will offer support but you need a Dog Retension System. The most effective DRS is probably a wicker basket. These are very light, do not restrict smell from entering and are resistant to chewing. Look for one with hoops over the top for crash protection, rather than a simple open top.

http://www.cynthiastwigs.com/bike_baskets.htm

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hembrow/bicycle.html
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Old 09-30-05, 04:26 AM
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does anyone know of any international brands i cant find those and i want something a bit more modern.Thanks.
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Old 09-30-05, 05:33 AM
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It kinda has to be a basket unless you want your dogs bones to be crushed
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Old 09-30-05, 05:39 AM
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Personally I would never take my rat terrier on my bike. I care way too much about it to risk getting her killed in an otherwise simple crash.

As crazy as it sounds the best way I have saw someone carry their small dog was in some type of a custom back pack. It was cool as hell when I saw it. It had cut outs for it's rear legs in the bottom, cut outs for it's front legs and a cut out for the head. I still wouldn't want to take it on a trail though.
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I am assuming that you don't want to take your dog on the trail, right? I am guessing that you like to walk/ride him and want to carry him when he gets tired... I guess what kind of riding you will be doing does matter-
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Here in Texas the best thing is the bed of the truck.

But I've had this in my favorites for when I finally get a dog. Not for the carriers, but for the doggie life jackets.

http://www.hunterk9.com/site/870877/product/511

and the picture for this is just too funny... http://www.hunterk9.com/site/870877/product/588
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Trailer or extracycle. If the dog is anything larger than a chihuahua, it's going to seriously screw up the handling of the bike to have weight that high. Also, dogs like to move around unpredictably. Go easy on yourself and get a kiddie trailer, for the sake of the dog's safety.
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that might be the funniest thing i have ever seen!
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This dude uses an Xtracycle and a Vari Kennel.

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I know the Grinch had a nice setup. Not sure if the antlers come standard or not though.
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