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Re: Bike Rack Alternative

>      Mandatory Audi Content: I have a Thule Ski rack I picked
>      up cheap at a flea market,($17)it fits the 5KS (haven't tried
>      it on the V8 yet.) The locks are open, and there is no key,
>      where can I get a key made?  Is there an adapter available
>      to carry bicycles et. al. with this rack?

Assuming you have the "modular" Thule setup (the bar is separate
from the feet, and the clamp-downs are separate), everything is easy.

The locks are replaceable. You buy a new set of (2, 4, 6, 8, etc.)
that are keyed alike, and the set comes with a "pull-out" key.
You use it to pull each old cylinder out, then drop the new ones in.
10 seconds each cylinder, tops.

There are adapters for carrying almost anything. I have 2 different
kinds of bike holders: 1 old upside-down saddle-and-handlerbar clamp,
and 2 new rightside-up wheel tray racks with down tube clamps. They
are pricey ($95), but worth it.


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