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    Albion

    What a beautiful day to ride today. Conditions were perfect, all was well except when this happened...Albion-imageuploadedbytapatalk1349032300.562312.jpg

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    That sucks. I've had the same thing happen from my bike rack, it doesn't even rest against my rear window! (a strap buckle was loose and went between the trunk and the window as I closed the trunk)

    Nothing but hitch racks for me in the future!

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    Wow, that is not good. I did not think that could happen.
    My rides:
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    KHS CX 550 cyclocross

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    Me either. I'm looking into putting a hitch rack on for the bikes, I just ordered a roof rack for the winter season.. But they want $180/ bike carrier!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanochef View Post
    I just ordered a roof rack for the winter season.. But they want $180/ bike carrier!
    Keep an eye on Kijiji as you can always find good deals on any of the roof rack attachments. I picked up two of the Thule bike carriers earlier this year for $150 for the pair

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    Is this a Fit Sport?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanochef View Post
    Me either. I'm looking into putting a hitch rack on for the bikes, I just ordered a roof rack for the winter season.. But they want $180/ bike carrier!
    Take a look at these ones. A bit expensive but built right!
    Racks | TufRack
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    I wish it was a fit lol, it's a 2005 Pontiac wave5

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    I love those tufracks, was trying to find the name actually lol thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanochef View Post
    I love those tufracks, was trying to find the name actually lol thx!
    Yep...they look pretty good. I'm hoping they are going to build them for a Pugsley. I asked and they said they are.
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    Hitch rack FTW.

    If it wasn't your back window, it would have been the paint being buffed off your trunk. Trunk mounts are a once and a while solution, but if you use your rack frequently, hitch or roof is your best bet. I prefer hitch due to the fact that racks are sucking your gas mileage 100% of the time.

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    I prefer roof racks. That way when you drive through bumper to bumper traffic you don't get someone bumping/rear ending you without you knowing and your fancy bikes gets crumpled.

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    For me, living in a building with an underground lot, the roof rack is a no go. It bugs me that it is always increasing fuel consumption even when not carrying a bike. Especially since I do 80-95km a day in my car. I got rear ended once, but with no bike on. The rack saved a a lot of damage to my rear hatch. Each have their pro's and cons. Lack of wheel removal is nice as well.

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    hitch racks can be founch pretty cheap too. My hitch was $130 from uhaul (i installed it) then I got my sportrack XC2 for $150 on sale.
    Works great, and super easy to load

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