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Old 08-25-2014, 12:14 PM   #1
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we have a removable trunk mount for our setup.

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I was reading online that some people thought that both the bikes and trunk rack moved just a bit too much with that setup, which in turn scratched the paint, do you have that problem?
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do you have a close up picture where the clamps are ?
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I just use a trailer hitch with a removable bike rack.......easy, no damage to the body, plus the hitch might come in handy sometime.
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I was reading online that some people thought that both the bikes and trunk rack moved just a bit too much with that setup, which in turn scratched the paint, do you have that problem?
Every trunk mounted bike rack I've ever used scratched the paint. You did the best set up with the Yakima rack system, safe for your car and versatile to carry other stuff with other attachments if you wish.

The only problem is the color of your bike doesn't match your car!!! You need a GHIG Mustang or break out the plastidip on the bike!!
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Plastidip all the things?!
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Anything sitting on the paint has the chance to scratch.....there will be vibrations. Maybe some of the clear bug guard material under the feet would help prevent scratches and scuffs plus it is easy to remove.
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Lets just say after the first time it was mounted to the car, I was LIVID. Then my spouse promised me that the stripes would be painted on the car in the future, and I was okay with it.
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I just use a trailer hitch with a removable bike rack.......easy, no damage to the body, plus the hitch might come in handy sometime.
Hidden Hitch on mine. I pull a 4x7 trailer with it once in awhile too. (1200 lbs gross max). I don't think I've ever had more than 500 lbs in there. My paint doesn't get scratched.
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I have a bike but no rack for my 'Stang. Like others above me, I'm too afraid to install a rack because I'm afraid of the mounts damaging the paint.

Does this roof mounted rack do well in protecting the paint?
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Plastidip all the things?!
Haha! Not the whole bike just the green frame. Get some matching red plastidip.

Post pics when finished!!
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I have a folding bike. It looks goofy as hell, but it fits in my trunk and there's no bike rack to scratch my paint and mess up the aesthetics of an otherwise great looking car.

YMMV


Dahon Folding bikes:

http://dahon.com/mainnav/foldingbike...ing-bikes.html


PS - Bromptons are better quality, but they're also about 4 times the price as Dahons.
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When the wife is up to riding, this is our choice, plus a trailer behind the Mustang makes for easy transport. The bike rack gets the wheel chair when she needs it.

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I have a folding bike. It looks goofy as hell, but it fits in my trunk and there's no bike rack to scratch my paint and mess up the aesthetics of an otherwise great looking car.

YMMV


Dahon Folding bikes:

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PS - Bromptons are better quality, but they're also about 4 times the price as Dahons.
I need to get my wife to do her Triathlons with one of those. lol
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I also had a Dahon folding bike, but mine was the Dahon Espresso. It's probably the only folding bike Dahon offers that doesn't look like it was meant for clowns. It has the appearance of a normal street bike, but folds and fits very well in the trunk of the stang. I used it to commute to class for 2 years on my older S197; parked about a mile off campus, then rode in. Highly recommended.

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I have a bike but no rack for my 'Stang. Like others above me, I'm too afraid to install a rack because I'm afraid of the mounts damaging the paint.

Does this roof mounted rack do well in protecting the paint?
The clamps are tight and there is rubber between them and the paint, I don't foresee much, if any damage to the paint.

Without the bike mounts, just the roof rack gives the car a slightly euro look which truth be told I kind of like.
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It's probably the only folding bike Dahon offers that doesn't look like it was meant for clowns.

LOL, yeah, I get some interesting looks.

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Kuat Sherpa. Have to use an extension for 2 bikes to fit though
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