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    New Racks

    Just mounted up my new Thule Sidearm racks. They work well and I sure don't miss taking off and on my front wheel!
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    Sweet!

    Quote Originally Posted by dulyebr
    Just mounted up my new Thule Sidearm racks. They work well and I sure don't miss taking off and on my front wheel!

    Yeah I've got a Yak that the bike stands upright on. Not nearly as secure and easy a racking system as yours IMO. Not taking the wheel off is very nice.

    Oh, and great shot!

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    Nice racking system, nice car, and most specially a very nice bike Perfect!

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    Warning

    I have the Sportworks rack like that, not sure if is exactly the same now that Thule bought them out. I agree it is very functional as a bike rack, and I wouldn't want to go back to fork mounts. But let me say, be CAREFUL when rotating the hook arm out of the way when you are getting ready to take your bike off. It takes a bit of force, which makes it easy to go overboard, and there is nothing to stop it from smashing into the car roof and making a nice dent--not that big a deal on my Subaru, but I don't think you want it on your car.

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    So what is wrong with fork mount roof carriers besides the fact that you have to remove the front wheel? They must be more secure no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PointBoy
    So what is wrong with fork mount roof carriers besides the fact that you have to remove the front wheel? They must be more secure no?

    I've never lost a bike. But aside from the wheel thing nothing, I guess... more secure? I've considered that.

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    A nice thing about the Thule Sidearm (Sportsworks) is that they fit Yakima rack systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PointBoy
    So what is wrong with fork mount roof carriers besides the fact that you have to remove the front wheel? They must be more secure no?
    Not having to take on and off the front wheel is the biggest advantage. It's just much quicker; not a big deal, just a nice convenience. I'm moving to a thru-axle fork (Pike) and I didn't want to buy an adaptor. Stand-up racks are just more versatile. One of my riding buddies has a Cannondale with a lefty, which won't fit conventional racks either.

    As far the bike being secure, it "feels" really secure; more than I would have guessed based on how it looks. Another nice thing is that I don't feel I need to lock anything where I felt if I didn't lock my fork-mounted racks the cover might pop open on its own.

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    A Pike!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dulyebr
    Not having to take on and off the front wheel is the biggest advantage. It's just much quicker; not a big deal, just a nice convenience. I'm moving to a thru-axle fork (Pike) and I didn't want to buy an adaptor. Stand-up racks are just more versatile. One of my riding buddies has a Cannondale with a lefty, which won't fit conventional racks either.

    As far the bike being secure, it "feels" really secure; more than I would have guessed based on how it looks. Another nice thing is that I don't feel I need to lock anything where I felt if I didn't lock my fork-mounted racks the cover might pop open on its own.


    You dog!!!!!

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    Six Titus on Protege 5

    This wasn't easy. 6 ML's and Racer X's on the racks, plus one more in the back seat.
    65 miles an hour to get to a demo at a nearby park. Love my Mazda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dulyebr
    Not having to take on and off the front wheel is the biggest advantage. It's just much quicker; not a big deal, just a nice convenience. I'm moving to a thru-axle fork (Pike) and I didn't want to buy an adaptor. Stand-up racks are just more versatile. One of my riding buddies has a Cannondale with a lefty, which won't fit conventional racks either.

    As far the bike being secure, it "feels" really secure; more than I would have guessed based on how it looks. Another nice thing is that I don't feel I need to lock anything where I felt if I didn't lock my fork-mounted racks the cover might pop open on its own.
    You bling ho'... so, a Pike?
    Man, you're pampering yourself on recovery!
    Good on ya!

    Do you have a full res version of that shot you can mail me?
    It's gorgeous!

    I was >< this close to hit SoCal, but I don't drive and lost the chance (errand for the company and I would have had to drive from LA to SD)... and I thought about stopping by you place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackagness
    You dog!!!!!
    Oh yea - should be here on Saturday along with my new wheelset; that is if Chad comes through for me.

    Pics to follow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dulyebr
    Just mounted up my new Thule Sidearm racks. They work well and I sure don't miss taking off and on my front wheel!
    I also have Sidearm. I was looking for Sportworks, but I couldn't find any so I ended up getting the Thule version. Quick question, any reason, you have the bike facing to the rear? I was told that for the first bike, you should put the bike on the non-driver side. That forces you to have the bike facing forward. When I got a second Sidearm, I followed the instruction and swapped the bars/position to have the bike facing forward as well.

    Btw, I am noticing a trend... MotoLite and Sidearms

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    The arm on my sidearm interfered with the fairing on my rack so I turned it around. I also think it looks better backwards when there is no bike on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveX
    The arm on my sidearm interfered with the fairing on my rack so I turned it around. I also think it looks better backwards when there is no bike on it.
    OIC, that makes sense. I don't have a fairing so it never occurred to me that might cause some interference. My only concern is that with lower part that holds the tire facing backwards, how much support or possible issue that might be caused by it?

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    Duly, good idea, taking into account you are moving to a Pike with a 20mm axle. I have not yet changed my Thule over to hold the 20mm axle. Have been putting the scooter in the car. Having looked at it, the whole thing doesnt really ues the locking system on the rack, you put the adapter in and use the axle quick realease so to speak to tighten it.

    I could be wrong, am blonde , so may have it all wrong, anyone else changed to the Thule 20mm axle part.

    Great motor vehicle by the way. Had one of those for a week when I last was in the US of A for more than two days to pick up a motolite. it went real well, got a severe caneing, but it loved it. Dont have Infinity in New Zealand, come to think of it, not in Spain either...

    Great picture also Duly, perfecto light etc...................
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