Roof rack-sedan, low cost

Steven Sprague ssprague at
Fri Nov 1 14:24:29 EST 2002

Hey Steve,

Steven Hauptmann wrote:

> Is there anyone out there who knows how to put together a nice looking rack
> for the sedan on a modest budget. I would love to just tell the local bike
> shop to order me a Yak/Thule, but I just cant seem to justify the cost.

    I you can afford the towers then go to the hardware store and pick up some
round pipe.  A friend of mine did that on his Japanese import.
    I am using the Yakima Q towers and clips for my sedan.  The towers are
$120(for 4) and clips are $24/pr, but it helps to have a connection to the bike
shop too. I'd check on for rack components for sale.  Of course e-bay

> Are ALL the components specific to each car, or can we buy the feet (?)
> specifically for our application and then get everything else generic (ie.
> readily available used)?

    I'd avoid anything generic.  I've looked at the Performance Bike stuff and
some of it is good, but a bunch of it is trash.  Look at them, their racks may
be ok.  Just remember, the car is worth a quality rack.  If you were in CA, I
have the 48" bars off the 4kq if you'd like to buy them.

91' 200q20v (Just picked her up last night and she's all mine!)

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