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    Bones car straps

    I bought a Bones 3 on ebay and realized the straps were incomplete and frayed. It was also missing a buckle.

    Where can I buy just the strap? On the saris site, the straps are $38 (including shipping). Is there anywhere else I can purchase the straps for a cheaper price or an alternative that is compatible?

    Thanks.

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    if you are handy, you could go to harbor freight and get all the stuff to make your own. if you dont want to make / buy hooks, then look at the little dogbone shaped things that Saris sells for close-fitting panels. those would be suuuper easy to make. i'd say that for 10 bucks at harbor freight, and another 3 at home depot, you could be in business. keep asking if you have specific questions.

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    Went to Lowe's. No luck. They didn't have any of the hooks and didn't have any hooks coaated in rubber so my paint doesn't chip. Any suggestions? I want to somehow use some of my ratchet straps in the design.

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    these are what you want to make instead of hooks. sorry for not being clearer earlier.
    http://www.amazon.com/Saris-Hatch-Hu...e_sg_ai_ps_t_2

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    Dogbones in each end, close the trunk then tighten. Brilliant! Prolly just use tennis balls with the nylon strap going through.

    How secure will the sides be? I drive a focus sedan.

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    had not thought of tennis balls. they might be a little squishy. but might work great. it's not like they are going to squeeze through the gap between the trunk and fender.

    as far as being secure, i used the hooks on mine, and it was dead solid tight. it didn't move a bit. mine was on a rear hatch, not a trunk lid, so my experience is a little different from yours.

    put it on, drive a little, tighten it, put the bike on, drive a little and tighten it.

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    how's it working out for you?

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