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Hey I just purchased a Thule top tube adapter. I have yet to try it out because its been raining the past few days here. Just wondering if anyone else is using one and if there are any worries about it. Also if you got any pics of it on the rack that would be great.
 

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I just picked one up too, and tried it in the driveway. I will probably strap the rack to the frame somehow before I go anywhere though. It seems safe enough, but everything is being pulled in the wrong direction. (Seatpost and stem)
 

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albatrosnh said:
I just picked one up too, and tried it in the driveway. I will probably strap the rack to the frame somehow before I go anywhere though. It seems safe enough, but everything is being pulled in the wrong direction. (Seatpost and stem)
Exactly my thoughts. Not too worried about the stem but the seat post is my biggest concern.
 

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cth978 said:
It works as advertised, didn't slip or anything. Only hard part was getting the seatpost clamp side back off. Seems there is an increase in seatpost diameter at the top of my Thomson.
 

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i have the performance/xport brand top tube adaptor- works flawlessly! i use one for my bike and my wifes- it's great because you don't need to worry about any damage to the bike!

my most recent trip was a 2200-mile round trip to colorado; no complaints here!
 

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albatrosnh said:
It works as advertised, didn't slip or anything. Only hard part was getting the seatpost clamp side back off. Seems there is an increase in seatpost diameter at the top of my Thomson.
Awsome! Thanks for letting me know.

EricZ-Thank you too, I didnt know how to quote 2 people so i just did one.
 

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I absolutly love my EXPORT tube adapter. I've used it on MANY 1-2 hr. trips with no problems. Solved the problem of my rack making marks on my frame. :thumbsup:

 

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I recently picked up the Saris model. One trip so far to the trail, about 50 miles round trip and it seems to work as needed. I have a Saris Bones 3 and a Specialized Epic.

One thing to keep in mind, make sure the bike isn't to close to the ground so the wheels hit pulling in/out of driveways!!!!!

Chris
 

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96m2comp said:
I recently picked up the Saris model. One trip so far to the trail, about 50 miles round trip and it seems to work as needed. I have a Saris Bones 3 and a Specialized Epic.

One thing to keep in mind, make sure the bike isn't to close to the ground so the wheels hit pulling in/out of driveways!!!!!

Chris
That was one of my main concerns. But when i used it i just lowered my seatpost all the way down so it doesn't sag as much.
 

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cth978 said:
That was one of my main concerns. But when i used it i just lowered my seatpost all the way down so it doesn't sag as much.
Just make sure the clamp is tight of course!

Luckily I have plenty of room.

Chris
 
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