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Help! My wife's bike won't fit on my trunk rack(9 posts)

Help! My wife's bike won't fit on my trunk rackPaulCL
Jul 29, 2002 10:10 AM
I have a Saris three bike rack. My wife and daughter's bikes won't work on the rack without a special attachment.

Any ideas before I plunk down $55 for two of these specialized bars. Any home-made ideas???

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/large_photo.html?SKU=14511&Store=Bike

Thanks. Paul
Get a divorce. ;-)OffTheBack
Jul 29, 2002 10:25 AM
Oh c'mon, someone had to say it...
HMMM....$55 or divorce: which is more expensive?PaulCL
Jul 29, 2002 10:45 AM
Never gotten divorced, but I'm guessing that it would cost me more than $55. Whaddyathink?
Long run or short run? ;-) - nmgrzy
Jul 30, 2002 10:33 AM
Flip the bike upsidedownalansutton
Jul 29, 2002 10:34 AM
I do this with my kid's bike- seems to work fine.
re: Help! My wife's bike won't fit on my trunk rackjaybird
Jul 29, 2002 12:11 PM
I have seen rope used in lieu of the bars. I wouldn't do it that way but it seemed to be working at the time.

What is more expensive? $55 or losing your wife's bike on the interstate and having to listen to her cry about it all weekend? Actually, you'd be off on your bike so I guess you wouldnt hear her too much...
re: Help! My wife's bike won't fit on my trunk rackmlennek
Jul 29, 2002 2:21 PM
You should be able to beat that price at a LBS, I got the equivalent of the bar for $20.
re: Help! My wife's bike won't fit on my trunk rackAxle1
Jul 29, 2002 7:30 PM
just got a yakima top tube for $30 for my wifes bike. expensive, but it works like a charm.
Thanks for the repliesPaulCL
Jul 30, 2002 5:25 AM
My LBS want $30 for each cross bar but wouldn't have them in stock for a week. Problem is: I leave on vacation with the bikes on Saturday.

I bought them from performance. Better than dropping the bikes on the highway at 70mph. Paul