Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 09:34:36 -0600
Reply-To: Max Wellhouse <dimwittedmoose@CFU.NET>
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From: Max Wellhouse <dimwittedmoose@CFU.NET>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: Roof top Racks
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There was a time when Yakima charged the same for the 72" bars as they
did the 48" ones... I guess times, they are a changin'......
On 12/20/2012 8:32 AM, Harry Hoffman wrote:
> Also, it looks like those are Yakima feet. It might be handy if you can
> let us know what model they are so that people can use that info to
> search craigslist/ebay.
> I hadn't really considered it before but it seems like that's a huge
> plus for yakima. Having the the feet accept round bars would seem to
> open up a world of possibility in alternatives.
> Has anyone done a similar hack for the thule? I'd be very interested in
> low-cost 72" bars!
> On 12/19/2012 11:51 PM, Dick Wong wrote:
>> I will be mostly hauling bicycles, but I thought the 72" bars were also overpriced, so I did this: <https://plus.google.com/photos/109269280604562976036/albums/5823843909844890977?authkey=CJHzkaypzLvnowE>
>> -Dick Wong-
>> 78 Scirocco
>> Original Owner
>> 87 Syncro 2.5 (slightly crispy)
>> Third Owner
>> 12 Golf TDI
>> Original Co-Owner
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>> Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: Roof top Racks
>> right ..
>> that waswhat was an expensive part for my Yakima rack. ..
>> gutter brackets to attach to the Westy top ..I think 4 of them were70bucks with attaching screws.
>> a weight-holding rack on a westy poptop ..that's a whole discussion in itself as there's more than one way to do it.
>> On 12/19/2012 3:29 PM, Harry Hoffman wrote:
>>> forwarding to the list as I thought I hit reply-all but it seems I didn't.
>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>> Subject: Re: Roof top Racks
>>> Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 18:15:03 -0500
>>> From: Harry Hoffman <email@example.com>
>>> To: paul gordon <paul_gordon@SYMPATICO.CA>
>>> If you are going to go with Thule kit you'll need to install a set of
>>> fake gutters on the pop top for the feet to hold onto.
>>> The feet you want are the 387, not the 300. They are the longer feet,
>>> you need them to clear the pop top.
>>> Yakima has a similar kit but I don't know the specifics.
>>> Check craigslist/eBay! You can get the whole thing for around $140
>>> (top end).
>>> 72" bars are the way to go but they are hard to find. I think 48" is
>>> the bare minimum but I can double check if you need.
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