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Roof Racks at the Tour

Old 07-16-09, 10:34 AM
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Roof Racks at the Tour

Does anyone know what kind of roof racks they are using at the tour? Many look different, but I was wondering if they used any commercial models. Also, there does't seem to be any hitch mount, etc. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-16-09, 10:47 AM
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there was a thread with this question, almost verbatim yesterday or the day before, a quick search will yield some answers for you.
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Old 07-16-09, 10:52 AM
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Sorry to bother you Angry Scientist. I did a search before posting, but I didn't find a thread. I can go back a couple of days in the Road Forum and see if I can find it. I realize that people get upset when someone like myself are wasting their time on the forum so if I were you, I would just not open anything that I post to optimize your time. At any rate, thanks for the response.
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Here's a link to the thread:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=562405
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Originally Posted by wfromm View Post
Sorry to bother you Angry Scientist. I did a search before posting, but I didn't find a thread. I can go back a couple of days in the Road Forum and see if I can find it. I realize that people get upset when someone like myself are wasting their time on the forum so if I were you, I would just not open anything that I post to optimize your time. At any rate, thanks for the response.
easy tiger, he was just mentioning there was a thread with answers to that question already.
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Old 07-16-09, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by wfromm View Post
Sorry to bother you Angry Scientist. I did a search before posting, but I didn't find a thread. I can go back a couple of days in the Road Forum and see if I can find it. I realize that people get upset when someone like myself are wasting their time on the forum so if I were you, I would just not open anything that I post to optimize your time. At any rate, thanks for the response.
lol, aggression much? i honestly wasnt implying you were wasting my time, im on an internet forum, the whole point is for me to waste time.

i actually thought my response was helpful too
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Old 07-16-09, 02:00 PM
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Ok, sorry guys. I don't post very often and I always do a search before I ask anything. I know many people ask questions over and over like "What's the best chain lube?" It just seems like many people assume that the poster hasn't searched. That's usually all I ever do. I was too harsh and I apologize. Also, thanks for the link.
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The general understanding are these "appear" to be custom racks.

My thoughts on the lack of hitch mounts is because they have enough slots up above, plus they often need to get into their trunks/hatches, and hitch mounts would just get in the way, for the large frequency of repetitive access they require.

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Old 07-16-09, 03:24 PM
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You're probably right regarding the access to the rear of the vehicle. Also, maybe they feel that the bikes are safer since there is a lot of congestion around the tour. Also, tradition may have something to do with it. ie 'We've always done it this way." Thanks for the comments. It's interesting that none of the support vehicles take off the bike wheels. I understand that they need to be ready fast. Most on bf seem to think the fork mount is better.
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not better.

more practical for the non-professional.
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