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    Trunk rack arms and pressure on cables and hose

    I recently got a new AM bike faux bar full suspension. Sette Flite.

    The brake line and derailleur cables route underneath the top tube. In order to mount the bike on my trunk rack, the rack arms have to go underneath the top tube which places pressure on the cables and the hose.

    Is it safe for the hose and cables to put such pressure as the weight of the bike?

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    I am not sure if it is safe or not, a lot of guys who have cable routing like that use a product like this one http://www.rei.com/product/627414
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
    I am not sure if it is safe or not, a lot of guys who have cable routing like that use a product like this one http://www.rei.com/product/627414
    That one won't work because of the type of rack I have.

    This one is similar to the one I have:

    http://www.sportrack.com/a1122sp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    That one won't work because of the type of rack I have.

    This one is similar to the one I have:

    http://www.sportrack.com/a1122sp
    There is a link on that page to this http://www.sportrack.com/a34500 supposed to work with that model, so maybe that is what you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
    There is a link on that page to this http://www.sportrack.com/a34500 supposed to work with that model, so maybe that is what you need.
    So that basically attached to the stem and the seat post and the whole bar rests on the rack arms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    So that basically attached to the stem and the seat post and the whole bar rests on the rack arms?
    Yes, the adapter bar (almost everybody makes them) acts like a false top tube to allow attaching bikes with odd frame shapes to trunk or hitch racks. I have a Thule bar and an Xport (performance bike house brand) that I use with a Yakima trunk rack to carry two Trek Fuel EX8s.
    2009 Redline Conquest Pro, 2008 Trek Fuel Ex8
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowJoeCrow
    Yes, the adapter bar (almost everybody makes them) acts like a false top tube to allow attaching bikes with odd frame shapes to trunk or hitch racks. I have a Thule bar and an Xport (performance bike house brand) that I use with a Yakima trunk rack to carry two Trek Fuel EX8s.
    Are the bar loops (clamps) adjustable since some stems and seatposts for AM are quite thick?
    Last edited by Dictatorsaurus; 01-12-2010 at 10:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    Are the bar loops (clamps) adjustable since some stems and seatposts for AM are quite thick?
    Not that I have seen, I sometimes use my Yakima one backwards, big end around the seatpost, for a better fit. I just saw one made by Saris that appears to have larger openings so it would be a better fit on an AM rig.
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