Classic Mini Electrical Sale
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 Posted: Feb 2, 2019 07:41PM
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I sold an older bike I had and met the lady half hour away. The spoiler ended up not being an issue bc I had adjusted the saris so it cleared it. The rack I have is for  3 bikes.  It has only had and will only be one bike on it. The heavier schwinn rode great so I'll be very comfortable putting my diamondback on it. It weighs less.The rubber feet on the rack never scratched my Eclipse but I cut clear 3M tape the size of the feet and put on the bumper.

 Posted: Jan 28, 2019 05:07AM
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Originally Posted by Christyp
I have a saris bones bike rack. Got it off Facebook for 50 bucks. It fit my 2001 Eclipse. Today I tried it on my mini. Took some adjusting but looks like it's gonna work  My only problem was the spoiler that raises up and down .. Lol. I finally got it where spoiler won't hit. I only put one bike on it and my bike isn't heavy  Can't wait for rain to go away and warmer temps so I  can hit the trail!  
Nice find!  Maybe you can also pull the fuse on the wing so it stays down for added safety....

 Posted: Jan 26, 2019 04:35PM
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bikewiz.. a agree. .. btw. I never ever use bike rack. I just sit my bikes on back of my pathfinder.  later bc

 Posted: Jan 26, 2019 10:20AM
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Tom Near in Sebring FL is the undisputed guru on bike racks on classic minis

Big AL

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Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: Jan 26, 2019 08:08AM
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Originally Posted by Spank
Kudos to you Christyp. I like it when someone says something can't be done and then another person goes, "Well, I just did it!"
Ya I have zero experience installing bike racks on cars so I shouldn't be commenting. The manufacturer of the rack never checks to see if it fits they just make it up.

 

 

 Posted: Jan 25, 2019 04:58PM
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Well after adjusting it ,it fits very well. My bike isn't heavy and even on my last car I set it in the middle spot so it didn't touch the car. 

 Posted: Jan 24, 2019 08:39PM
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Kudos to you Christyp. I like it when someone says something can't be done and then another person goes, "Well, I just did it!"

 Posted: Jan 24, 2019 04:46PM
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Your car, your bike, do what you want.
Personally I've seen too many bikes hit the deck and too many cars damaged when racks (Bones included) are used when "not recommended" or "no fit available" by the manufacturer. 

 

 

 Posted: Jan 24, 2019 04:33PM
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Their website says none fits but the bones does fit and felts very sturdy. Their website also says it wouldn't fit my last car with a spoiler but it did. 

 Posted: Jan 24, 2019 03:52PM
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If you want to know for sure that it fits use the Saris rack fit guide on their website. You don't say what year the car is. So I couldn't plug it in.
https://www.saris.com/ 
My recollection is a Bones rack won't fit a late model MINI correctly.

 

 

 Posted: Jan 24, 2019 02:42PM
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I have a saris bones bike rack. Got it off Facebook for 50 bucks. It fit my 2001 Eclipse. Today I tried it on my mini. Took some adjusting but looks like it's gonna work  My only problem was the spoiler that raises up and down .. Lol. I finally got it where spoiler won't hit. I only put one bike on it and my bike isn't heavy  Can't wait for rain to go away and warmer temps so I  can hit the trail!