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Old July 5th, 2007, 09:46 PM
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Bike rack problem

Ok I just picked up my new Fischer X-Caliber 29er and bought a hitch mounted rack for it. Small problem I have to take the spare tire off and strap it down in the bed to fit the rack Tires are stock 265/75s. Anyone have this issue? I'm thinking I either need to find a rack that fits or find the kit to mount the spare on the hood. Suggestions would be great.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 09:56 PM
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hm.. what rack do you have? do you have the stock rear bumper still on? I have a Yakima and it clears the tire on the back of my SW with ease. I really want to ditch the rear bumper but I dont think I could and still haul my bikes around...
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Old July 5th, 2007, 10:09 PM
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BAMM! Next question.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 10:40 PM
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Had a similar probelm with my bike rack, I bought a hitch extender from JC Whitney.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 12:08 AM
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I second the hitch extender. You can find them all day on ebay.

Or get this from Yakima...

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Old July 6th, 2007, 05:42 AM
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how are you going to open the back door with that rack on the truck?

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I guess its not a big deal if its a soft top
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Old July 6th, 2007, 09:37 AM
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I followed the advise from this forum and bought a swing away. more expensive, but definitely worth it. particular when the family is loading up, and every 5 minutes there's something more to put in the back.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 05:15 PM
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Stock bumper,Yakima King pin 2. When I picked up the bike I wasn't sure if my budget would let me get the swing away. It was funny watching me and the manager trying to get the shackle out of the reciver. Hadn't removed it in I think two years so the pin was in there nice and tight. Took a haligan bar,screwdriver,and a hammer to get the damn thing out.
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Old July 11th, 2007, 10:33 PM
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So I got the extender from jc whitney. The damn hole for the pin is a quarter of an inch too far for the pit to fit. But after a trip to Home Depot to buy a hacksaw and 10 minutes of cutting and the hitch fits.
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Old July 11th, 2007, 10:54 PM
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So I got the extender from jc whitney. The damn hole for the pin is a quarter of an inch too far for the pit to fit. But after a trip to Home Depot to buy a hacksaw and 10 minutes of cutting and the hitch fits.
where do you ride? ever race a w@w?

i built my own bike rack out of 2 inch steal tubing, its totally ghetto, but only cost me 6 bucks!
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Old July 12th, 2007, 09:15 AM
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I need to learn to weld...
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Old July 12th, 2007, 09:26 AM
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I need to learn to weld...
it's easy, as long as your not too interested in how it looks in the end...
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Old July 12th, 2007, 10:35 AM
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where do you ride? ever race a w@w?

i built my own bike rack out of 2 inch steal tubing, its totally ghetto, but only cost me 6 bucks!
I'm just getting back into it so for right now its been on W&OD out near my house until I get my legs back. Actually yesterday was my first ride in 15 years and all i can say is ouch my legs hurt like hell. Not sure if I'm going to get into racing though. If I do I'll probably do a couple of EX2 Adventures races since I work for them and can race for free.
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Old July 12th, 2007, 12:07 PM
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I'm just getting back into it so for right now its been on W&OD out near my house until I get my legs back. Actually yesterday was my first ride in 15 years and all i can say is ouch my legs hurt like hell. Not sure if I'm going to get into racing though. If I do I'll probably do a couple of EX2 Adventures races since I work for them and can race for free.
nice, i'll be out at 3 of the cranky monkeys hopefully this year, i'm torn about quantico, as i'm supposed to do a race in iron hill, de that day...

i'm debating training for the xterra one next year as well as the quantico 12 hour...

It's all one step at a time, soon you'll staring at shiny new parts late into the night for both the D and the bike... at least you didn't go 29er-single speed-fixed-rigid, those ar rediculous
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Old July 16th, 2007, 09:36 PM
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nice, i'll be out at 3 of the cranky monkeys hopefully this year, i'm torn about quantico, as i'm supposed to do a race in iron hill, de that day...

i'm debating training for the xterra one next year as well as the quantico 12 hour...

It's all one step at a time, soon you'll staring at shiny new parts late into the night for both the D and the bike... at least you didn't go 29er-single speed-fixed-rigid, those ar rediculous
Well I'll be at all the Cranky Monkeys since I work for EX2. I would do the one at Quantico if you've never ridden there from what everyone else says its a sweet course. Well I just got back from the Xterra and it was the largest race in the history of the point series. The 12 hour will rock next year. I actually rode the Rig around when I was looking at bikes. It was nice and I can see playing with a 29er single speed down the road. Oh and I've already started looking at parts for the bike. Damn it I knew getting into another expensive hobby was a bad thing!
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Well I'll be at all the Cranky Monkeys since I work for EX2. I would do the one at Quantico if you've never ridden there from what everyone else says its a sweet course. Well I just got back from the Xterra and it was the largest race in the history of the point series. The 12 hour will rock next year. I actually rode the Rig around when I was looking at bikes. It was nice and I can see playing with a 29er single speed down the road. Oh and I've already started looking at parts for the bike. Damn it I knew getting into another expensive hobby was a bad thing!
i heard the xterra race was crazy, i was up in northern MD at fairhills doing the classic there, 23.3 miles @ 10.2 miles an hour, man i'm still hurting! I'm hoping to beable to W@W, but i just don't think i'll have my legs back in time...
next winter i'm really going to ratchet up the training...

I'm think about a trek 9.9 elite as my next frame, I won't go single speed, but i'll go high tech!
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Old July 17th, 2007, 07:05 PM
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Nice bike. The owner of The Bike Lane has one and loves it.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 07:48 AM
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Nice bike. The owner of The Bike Lane has one and loves it.
only problem is is carbon vs rock, the rock always wins... maybe TI is the best route to go...
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Old July 18th, 2007, 04:20 PM
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only problem is is carbon vs rock, the rock always wins... maybe TI is the best route to go...
True. Although from what I've heard unless you really hit hard they are ok. But I'll stick to metal for my bikes unless I really get into road riding.
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You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
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Old July 18th, 2007, 08:56 PM
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I think my next ride will be a Specialized Epic marathon Carbon. Im not sure thought. Id really like to build up something. I will get an FS I think. I have always ridden hardtails
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