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Old 04-26-2008, 10:31 PM   #1
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ok so i like riding the trails at stoney creek and such but getting my bike there is difficult. and i cant always rely on friends with trucks.

so im thinking about getting a trunk rack but im afraid of ruining the paint or somthing else might go wrong.

so does any one know of a good rack that wont kill my car.

or the other option is to get a hitch. but that could be ugly?

what do you guys think?
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I'm confused. Is this a mountain bike? I was able to wrap a towel around parts of my bike, and stick it in the backseat.
I can ask my friend about the trunk racks he'* used. I never used one (though I had one).
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I'm confused. Is this a mountain bike? I was able to wrap a towel around parts of my bike, and stick it in the backseat.
I can ask my friend about the trunk racks he'* used. I never used one (though I had one).
i dont think you can fit a mountain bike in the back seat of an 04...
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sorry yess a mountain bike.

and yea you can fit the bike assuming you take the front tire. but i dont want to put it in the car. not an option. if i some how get grease on the leather or tare it or anyhting else ill prolly cry for months

also why im kinda thinking about going with a hitch cuz then i will not have to worry about anything rubbing on the paint or the car in general and i already have a bike rack that i can use for my dads truck.

but the hitch is prolly going to end up being an eye sore.
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If you get one of those quick releases for the front wheel, will it fit if you take it apart?

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In the trunk meant.
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i doubt it will fit in that trunk... i've seen what hes packin!

anyhow, i'd look into a small hitch that can tuck back in there.
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i doubt it will fit in that trunk... i've seen what hes packin!

anyhow, i'd look into a small hitch that can tuck back in there.

lol yea im packen alot in the trunk

and yes if i cant find a really good trunk rack i prolly will get a hitch. i can get a bolt on for 130-160 and i already have the hitch rack
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i don't think a hitch rack will look to bad. just keep it painted (not rusty!) and maybe even do it in white if it hangs to close to the bumper and can be seen easily. I've seen what the "on the truck" racks can do and it scuffs up the paint pretty bad.
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Have you searched Yakima'* website to see if there are any options available to you?
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Have you searched Yakima'* website to see if there are any options available to you?
i have no clue what that is but i do know that i can get a hidden hitch or draw tie or what ever brand that is. and it does fit my car. but i wish i could get a class 1

and i went ot that site and i had no clue really what was going on. but the hitches there were more exspensive
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