1990 Quattro Avant Bike rack

Lee Levitt lee at wheelman.com
Mon Jul 14 12:25:18 EDT 2003

"Chander Balakrishnan" <balakrishnan3 at comcast.net> writes:

> --
> I am looking for advice on a roof rack to carry 4 bikes for my 1990 TQW.
> Any BTDT ?   Does anyone have one for sale ?  Thanks.
> Chander

You've got two primary choices, Thule and Yakima. I prefer the Yakima...it
provides rock solid mounting for bikes.

Both have adapters available for the avant roof rails. The Yakima is the
"low-rider", and if you buy another car, you can always change the adapter
and keep the rest of your accessories.

Be prepared for some sticker shock, btw. A 4 bike roof rack will run you
something around the following new:

bars - $45
lowriders - $120
lockset - $60 (get 12 locks and you'll never have to carry multiple keys)
bike carrier - $100 (each)

You can find complete racks and parts on ebay, but in my experience, you
don't save much (pricing is as much as $85% of retail and shipping is


'95.5 S6 avant
'96 A6 quattro avant

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