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, Andrew Kreps <andrew.kreps@...> wrote:
> No, I'm not talking about towing my car with the Big Dummy, although
> that would be a bit of fun. How many of you out there have put an X
> on your car? I'm thinking of taking the bike to Smith Rock in a
> couple of weeks and I'm wondering if the SUB rack from Xtracycle is
> the only route, or if I can make do with something like the Yakima
> I've crawled the internet to no avail, and the SUB rack is currently
> out of stock at Xtracycle's store. Most roof racks don't specify
> their length, except to say that it won't fit a tandem. The Big
> Dummy, with its 58" wheelbase, sits somewhere inbetween. It looks
> like the aftermarket has yet to catch up with the new hotness.
I extended a roof mount tray with an aluminum tube, a power drill and some bolts and it worked, but it was way too complicated.
What has worked for me was a conventional spare-tire mounted rack. I have a Thule Spare-Me and it works fine. It's a two bike rack. I slide the seats stays over one of the supports and the top tube over the other. I put one seat stay on each pad. I works well, but take the V-racks and freeloaders off if you are going more than a few miles as they catch a lot of wind.
Yes it does stick out on the sides, but if you are careful it's not a problem.