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  1. #1
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    Brake Lines and car rack

    I have a trunk Yakima rack for my car. Both of my bikes have shifter and brake cables that run on the bottom side of the top tube. The rack has two arms for the top tube to rest on. I don't want to harm the cables and hoses (One bike has hydro brakes, the other mechanical), but I need be able to transport with this rack. Any suggestions.

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    Old man on a bike
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    I guess I'd use some foam packing material

    to wrap around the top tubes (and maybe between the frame and cables too)...but having your cables rub on your frame or the arms of the rack really isn't a good thing. I'm thinking the dense type of foam that comes in sheets or strips, shouldn't be too hard to come by some free stuff to try at least.
    "...the people get the government they deserve..."
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    Talk to the LBS... usually they have to pull foam tubes off of frames when they're unpacking new bikes, maybe they can hook you up with a decent pad.

    Either that, or look for a roof rack.

  4. #4
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    I really hate how most of my bikes usually get more "beat up" when in transport than when riding!
    I will never use any type of clamps on an alu frame!
    Schralp it Heavy.

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