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Roof Racks: The who, what, and why


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#1 SubaSkeet

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 12:01 AM

As mentioned above, this is about roof racks. For instance, one that i would want to put on my car. ive checked out yakima's, and they have exactly what i need: basic stuff with capabilities for a bike on the top. unfortunately, the deal was priced at $320 friggin kahunas! there's gotta be a cheaper way to do this. just one bike on my roof is all i need, nothing more, for now anyway. any suggestions? i know a lot of you have custom stuff, which i wouldnt mind, considering it would be cheaper than the yakimas by a lot. thanks, skeet

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 12:03 AM

Hey man ive got a used yakima with 2 places for bikes. Its a little worn but still in good shape. I think it needs a new key too, it came with my car and i never got a key for it. But id let it go for a lot less then $320. Let me know.

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 12:06 AM

i'd be interested if you were more local. wanna take a roadtrip? i have not the time/money/patience/energy for travelling long distances right now, and i want one before i go up to wash. area next summer. sorry, unless theres some way we can work this out easier.

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 12:22 AM

well the damn thing breaks down... the longest thing in it is like 3 feet tops and it can all fit into a pretty small box considering... I dont think shipping would really be that much and youd definately be savin off of $320

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 09:45 AM

I bought a Thule roof rack for my wifeswagon a couple years ago. we really liked it . the price was about half the cost of the Yakima http://www.thuleracks.com

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 09:58 AM

I use the thule rack I got years ago for my Saab.. I jusrt had to buy new feet for it for the wagon.. I oaid about $35 for the original setup with feet and crossbars on eBay.. then another $35 for the subaru feet.. I got the bike rack attachments really cheap on eBay too

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 10:08 AM

well the damn thing breaks down... the longest thing in it is like 3 feet tops and it can all fit into a pretty small box considering... I dont think shipping would really be that much and youd definately be savin off of $320


im interested in your roof rack??? i sent ya an email :)

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 11:09 AM

im interested in your roof rack??? i sent ya an email :)


hey, now, gimme a chance. ill send you a pm, meat. thanks

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 06:06 PM

hey, now, gimme a chance. ill send you a pm, meat. thanks

oh i thought you said you had it worked out with the differnt towers on ebay.
but that wasnt even you!:lol:
dont want to cut you out ;)

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 06:22 PM

you will probably hate this but i found a complete thule roof rack system (2 bike holder trays and front wheel holders) at a flea market. i realized quickly the seller had no idea what he had so i offered him $10.00 for the whole thing and he took it. that was the greatest shopping day of my life. saved well over $350.00. what is my point? you never know what you might find at the local flea market.

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Posted 02 September 2004 - 04:18 AM

And I was Just over in that area two months ago (Sanford, N.C). The deals I could have had....Someday...:-\

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Posted 02 September 2004 - 07:23 AM

IDK about the bike attatchment but Mudrat79 is a fabrication master. I'd be willing to bet he could build one for a whole lot less than new.

#13 SubaSkeet

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Posted 02 September 2004 - 12:16 PM

unfortunately im fresh out of flea markets. we do got some cockaroaches tho...:cool:




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