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Old 09-04-2011, 08:43 PM   #1401
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Gary Fisher/Trek hooked me up nicely, in under a week I went from this:



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NICE BIKE!!....My question is about the bike rack. I see that it is a bike rail mounted right to the optional Impreza load bars.

Can you mount that rack on the car by yourself without too much time or effort?

I am asking because I have the optional Subaru rack with a Thule adapter (which is actually another load bar on top of the optional bar).

If I want to mount/demount the roof rack quickly, I have to keep it together. I can just barely do this with out worrying about scratching the paint or breaking off the little doors that cover the mounting bosses in the roof. It is a lot of mass to keep under control as I pivot the far side of the rack onto the mounting bosses on the far side of the roof.

If I want to mount the rack with out tearing my shoulders out of the sockets, I need to disassemble/reassemble it. This takes 15-30min and two different wrenches. A torx for the Subaru to Thule adapter, and a hex for the bike rails to load bars. The fasteners are not in ideal locations as the adapters and bike rails are almost on top of each other. This is a PITA.

Thank you,

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Old 09-05-2011, 12:32 AM   #1402
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Saw your car there today and yesterday.
Good weekend lucked out with no Thunder to shut the lifts down
there was rain in the forecast but im glad it didn't. it was my first time there and it was awesome! i will be coming back. i also saw a few other wrx's in the parking lot. my friend's were camping there and last night we had a fire and i did so many donuts in the parking lot i lost count.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:25 AM   #1403
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Any cost for the new bike? How old was yours?
I just had to pay for the new bottom bracket, a 1.5" bottom race and labor. The Gary Fisher was a 2007 model that I bought in August of 07.

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Nice bike,
I used to see it a lot up there.
Why don't you ride anymore?
What are you asking for it?
Highland Friday?
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:50 AM   #1404
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NICE BIKE!!....My question is about the bike rack. I see that it is a bike rail mounted right to the optional Impreza load bars.

Can you mount that rack on the car by yourself without too much time or effort?

I am asking because I have the optional Subaru rack with a Thule adapter (which is actually another load bar on top of the optional bar).

If I want to mount/demount the roof rack quickly, I have to keep it together. I can just barely do this with out worrying about scratching the paint or breaking off the little doors that cover the mounting bosses in the roof. It is a lot of mass to keep under control as I pivot the far side of the rack onto the mounting bosses on the far side of the roof.

If I want to mount the rack with out tearing my shoulders out of the sockets, I need to disassemble/reassemble it. This takes 15-30min and two different wrenches. A torx for the Subaru to Thule adapter, and a hex for the bike rails to load bars. The fasteners are not in ideal locations as the adapters and bike rails are almost on top of each other. This is a PITA.

Thank you,

Rob
The bike rack takes less than 5 minutes to take off, with no tools. It's a great design that mounts to OEM x-bars, square bars, and round bars. I used to have a King Cobra, which was quite the process to remove.

Good luck!
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:18 PM   #1405
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we had a fire and i did so many donuts in the parking lot i lost count.
Please refrain from the kind of douchebaggery that will get everyones camping privileges revoked. We are all super lucky that mark allows it so show a some respect and gratitude. Just sayin'.
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:32 PM   #1406
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I just had to pay for the new bottom bracket, a 1.5" bottom race and labor. The Gary Fisher was a 2007 model that I bought in August of 07.
That is awesome, makes me glad I bought a Trek!
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:19 AM   #1407
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The bike rack takes less than 5 minutes to take off, with no tools. It's a great design that mounts to OEM x-bars, square bars, and round bars. I used to have a King Cobra, which was quite the process to remove.

Good luck!
Thanks, I ride enough that I would keep my rack on 365 days a year but the wind noise (sounds like a muffled cell phone ring), paint damage, and mileage hit aggravate me enough to want to remove it after the bike is off.

I will be ordering a yakima fork mount on the assumption that it will be lighter, lower profile, and more secure from bike theft. Can I ask why you went with the roll on style?

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Old 09-07-2011, 09:41 PM   #1408
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Anyone want to ride in central Ma this weekend?
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:40 AM   #1409
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Anyone going to Highland this weekend? I was thinking of heading up tomorrow night, riding a little saturday, but mostly heckling people at Brodown showdown.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:38 PM   #1410
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Robinson state park anyone?
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:13 PM   #1411
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Where's that?
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:10 AM   #1412
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Think I'll be doing some small stuff over at Prospect Hill in Waltham Sunday afternoon if anyone cares to join.
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:47 PM   #1413
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Stay out of Hodges Village Dam....very wet ride tonight. Lots O hike-a-bike in the dark....

Any roadies doing the Flattest Century on Sunday? I will see you there.

Rob
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:35 PM   #1414
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Anyone want to ride this weekend?
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:26 AM   #1415
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Anyone want to ride this weekend?
Depending on how bad the weather turns out I could be interested. Where were you thinking about riding?
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:33 PM   #1416
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Anyone want to ride this weekend?
Bring extra wheel skewers.

Rayburn was very buggy, and everyone had mechanicals. You missed some fast riding....when we weren't waiting for chains, wheels and tires to be repaired.

Rob
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:04 PM   #1417
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I got bitten a ton just while I was there, all the rain I'm guessing. Ya I'm an idiot Maybe Oxford, but I'll go anywhere that isn't too far of a drive.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:04 PM   #1418
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Bike is currently being repaired/tuned up. Front hub was beat and had a slight wobble too, so that's getting fixed. Finally might get a new front fork since mines been blown out for decades it feels like.
Gonna be riding up at Loon for Columbus day weekend/Oktoberfest!
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:30 AM   #1419
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Highland sunday....holla
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:54 AM   #1420
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Just picked up a mint used 2009 Superlight. Now nobody wants to ride. Anyone here down to ride Nickerson today?
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:59 PM   #1421
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Nice^^

I just picked up a Jamis Kromo DJ bike, it's baby blue and brown. Time to hurt myself this winter!
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:13 PM   #1422
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:15 PM   #1423
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Dayuuum!!!
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:15 AM   #1424
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Super nice night for a ride in Nam yesterday, not too cold or hot. Now if only all the mosquitos would just die already. Saw a DGM GR STi in the parking lot when we left too. Any of you guys ride nam regularly? Love that place.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:31 PM   #1425
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Gr?..
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