Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2001 17:25:17 +1000
From: Peter Wilkins <wilkinspnopsamail.com.au>
Subject: Re: Saab 9.5 Bike Rack


On Sat, 30 Jun 2001 14:29:55 GMT, cheknopsamrful.com (C H Tay) wrote: >Carrying bicycle on roof rack is definitely more secure that using >rear rack which tend to move or even swing around if the straps are >not securely fastened. > Couldn't agree more. had a rather frightening experience on the highway at 110kmph when following a car with three bikes on a rear mounted rack. The high speed and wind forces must have been too much for the towbar-mounted rack: I saw the bikes rocking, then it started to twist, then in slow motion it came off, hit the road, and the bikes disintegrated in front of me. Fortunately, I avoided all the big bits, but took a few minutes to get the pulse back to normal. Roof mounted racks are much more secure! -- Regards, Peter Wilkins (wilkinspnopsamnet.au)

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