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Post  Jase 2006-11-26, 11:17

Used my roof mounted Thule 510 but after going down a bumpy lane the clamp slipped!!

So think I should replace it, any recommendations?

Prob stick with roof mounted as already have the bars, unless I can be conviced otherwise.
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Post  Jase 2006-11-26, 11:18

Meant to say I used the rack today !!!
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Post  N@th 2006-11-26, 13:33

Jase did you see the bike bounce down the track in the rear view mirror?? Very Happy Smile

I have 2 of the Thule Velo Vise Pro. You need to remove the front wheel but that clamp the forks. Proper Job!!

How was Thetford?
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Post  Jase 2006-11-26, 14:42

Na, even though the clamp slipped I don't think the bike would fall off but still want a different one.

Can't find the velo vise pro, is this the replacement do you think: http://www.thule.com/Thule/ProductDetailPage____33545.aspx

Thetford was good, really enjojed it. Saw John and Nick there. Even wore the club jersey.
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Post  Jase 2006-11-26, 14:43

Forgot to ask, have you ever had any probs with your racks?
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Post  Tin Tin 2006-11-26, 15:35

I had the front stud snap on my Thule Velo Vise about 18 months ago and very nearly lost my bike on the way to Yorkshire. My Aero roof bars did'nt provide as much support as the square section roof bars do and allowed the bike to sway from side to side just a little, and in time this stressed the stud and it just sheared off Surprised Crying or Very sad
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Post  Craig 2006-11-26, 16:28

Guys,

I think Bob from Plymouth said his clamp slipped and now always straps the bike down. I don't bother for short journeys but anything further than 30 miles where I'll get a good speed up for a sustained period and I chuck some straps in for good measure. A mate of mine had his bike make a break for it at 70 mph on the M5 - not pretty. I did hit an overhead gantry with my bike on the roof (on site at work but I don't like to talk about it affraid No ). The roof rails were knackered - the plastic feet sheered off (as they're supposed to) but the bike remained firmly clamped down - go figure scratch


Not sure where you'd stand with the law and if buying a 'proper' bike carrier that happened to fail would exclude you from prosecution but there's something about an 'unsecure load'. Go for straps as an extra precaution. Not to mention the cost of the damage to the bike there are other road users to consider. I'd feel awful if my bike wiped out a family - especially as this problem seems to be common enough to be a real concern.



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