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Hey everyone. This is my first post on the boards. I just bought a Motobecane 700HT and am a complete beginner. I'm trying to find a good trunk rack to put on my '95 honda civic 4 dr. sedan. Any suggestions?
 

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OklaDan said:
Hey everyone. This is my first post on the boards. I just bought a Motobecane 700HT and am a complete beginner. I'm trying to find a good trunk rack to put on my '95 honda civic 4 dr. sedan. Any suggestions?
The funky Hollywood rack is actually a pretty good rack. I have one, and many of my buddys have them as well. They were all yard sale bought and IIRC the most anyone paid is about $5. Keep an eye on the straps for UV damage. They may not be super bomber looking racks but I have never seen one fail.
 

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Saris or Thule

I've owned several over the years and had the best luck with a Thule (that finally died after 10+ years of use) and I now have a Saris Guardian that works very well and has nice anti-sway straps to keep your bike from swinging on the rack (and thus into another bike or your car). I also once owned a Rhode Gear and it was crap. Only lasted about a year and neither protected my bike and car very well.

Hope this helps :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks for the info! I'm also looking at the Saris Bones bike rack. I'm not going to be going on any long trips as of yet, but when I do, I don't want to have to buy a new rack to secure my bike. I'm gonna stop by my LBS today and see what they have.
 

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OklaDan said:
Thanks for the info! I'm also looking at the Saris Bones bike rack. I'm not going to be going on any long trips as of yet, but when I do, I don't want to have to buy a new rack to secure my bike. I'm gonna stop by my LBS today and see what they have.
I had a Saris Bones rack when I had a Civic. It was a great rack as far as I'm concerned. And as far as trunk mount racks go, it's less likely to scratch paint than a lot of cheapo ones out there (just make sure the feet are on a clean surface).

Now while I didn't mind having that thing on my Civic, I wouldn't throw it on my S2000....:skep:
 

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I have the Thule bed rack...the one that telescopes out...so no "permanant" install needed...it is lockable...so works well for me!
 

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Another Bones vote

Very sturdy rack that's easy to use, and the huge feet disburse the weight of your load as well.

Bob
 

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The Saris is a good rack but I decided to go with the Yakima Super Joe for my Honda Civic and I'm very happy with it. Strong,well designed, compact and folds up easily when not it use.
 
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