|02-16-2005, 02:50 AM||#1|
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roof rack vs. hitch rack vs. trunk rack
so in preperation for roadtrip / biking trip season, im in need of a source to mount my bike to the ol automobile.
my car: 89 jetta 2door ... the fact its 2 door is important
for a roof rack, i have looked and not had much success on finding one that is compatible to my car. generally they have 2 cross members, one front, one rear and they clip into the door jams. the problem is i cant open my back windows and i dont have rear door jams. is it possible to get a roof rack up and running? are there any major advantages to having a roof rack other than those thule boxes to stash all your shit ... (extra trunk)
hitch rack. i know i can get a hitch from u-haul and install it on my own time. if i cant mount this up myself i probably shouldnt be driving or riding a bike. what are good that can hold preferably 2- 3 bikes. its not a big deal if they are on the table thing or kind of suspended on bars. the table is better tho, or so i think ... it seems more secure.
trunk rack. these suck, i dont really want one because i cant get into my trunk and its a lot of stress on flimsy trunk metal.
im kind of leaning to a hitch rack, and possibly run a roof rack at the same time, but i dont know what works and google seemed hopeless.
damn hell ass 2 door.
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