Trunk Racks and Bikes with cables on bottom top tube-
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    New question here. Trunk Racks and Bikes with cables on bottom top tube

    I have a Giant NRS that has its cables running below the top tube. I'm worried that if I transport my bike on the Saris Bones rack I have that it will damage/stretch the cables out. Should I be worried? Are there other solutions other than just padding the area the bike will rest on the rack?

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    My bike has exposed brake and drlr cables on the underside of the top tube, and I've been using an Allen trunk rack for the past 3 months; the top tube sits on top of the cables when it's on the rack, but I haven't had any problems. I think as long as you make sure the bike is secure and doesn't sway around on the rack, it should be fine. Hope this helps.

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    they will rub and cause cable rub and/or scratch the frame eventually..try something like this: (crappy pic but u get the idea)
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    I've cut an old inner tube & used a 2" section between frame & cable. Ain't pretty but works. I'm sure someone will come up with something to sell.
    Finesse is everything.

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