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I’m a huge fan of the Yakima 1A. Plus you can use it on anything with drip rails. 

 

John

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Another vote for Yakima 1A towers and a wind shield (especially if covered in cool stickers).  I have two sets, one of which is nearly 30 years old.  The 30 yo set has seen a lot of miles with a bikes atop and are in great shape - although I think I've replaced the locks in them at least once.  

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Mine is a vintage Thule gutter rack with a modern bike rack attached. The bike is almost as old as the car. Found the rack on Kijiji for $50.285e1f4bab4bd8ef1701ba2e8a8373c9.jpg

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Ooooh, [mention=47516]2002Scoob[/mention] sorry missed it the first time through but I LOVE this pic in front of the Zentrum! Previous road trip over to Muenchen?



Thanks!! Yah, that was from a few years back. Having a roof-rack is prime, and yep, I use mine allot.

Good for hauling giant metal boxes full of wine, pipe, and and the Thule tray fits pretty much everything bike-wise.

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Wind faring with vintage stickers- check.

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I’ve been using Thule gutter mount racks on my cars since the 80’s and they’ve hauled everything from four bikes and wheels to countless sheets of plywood. Yakima racks are the same quality. 

  Ironically, I stopped using them for bike transport because I can fit my bike easily into the trunk of the 02, and I’m 6’2”. They’re noisy and reduce gas mileage but they do look pretty cool 🤓

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My faring dates from 1986. You can tell the old skool racers by the faded USCF sticker. 

Cinelli, Regina, Campy all from that date. The Clif was added when they were a (real)team sponsor. If a picture was published, you would get a little bonus $.

 

The top was for the team name- Eagle Cycling, Devil Mountain, etc... Later, when I was old and fat, we came up with Team Spare Tire.

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1 hour ago, SteveJ said:

My faring dates from 1986. You can tell the old skool racers by the faded USCF sticker. 

Cinelli, Regina, Campy all from that date.

 

I don't think you can claim to be a real cyclist from that era without a faded USCF, Campy and Look's Mondriaan stickers. 

 

I'd add pics of my fairing to the mix, but I'm afraid it may not exist anymore (was stashed in my folk's garage, who've since moved and likely threw it out). 

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I bought this Thule rack 30 years ago in Berlin when I was in the Air Force. I've hauled bikes across country on top of my 2002. I haven't used it in years due to using my Tacoma to haul my bikes. Lots of Thule and Yakimia bike racks out there.  Most of the racks are for newer cars, very few of them have mounts for use on cars with rain gutters. I can use this rack on my tii or my E30.

 

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Hard to argue the benefits of a minivan to transport bikes.  I thought it was soul sucking... until we got one.  

 

It is soul sucking... but so easy, and superior for the task.  The only thing lacking is hipster cred.  And combining two interest (classic cars and biking) is pretty sweet.  

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