Please help me find a temporary bike rack for my 1993 Saab 900 convertible.
January 22, 2008 11:00 AM   Subscribe

Please help me find a bike rack for my 1993 Saab 900 convertible.

Long term, I believe I need to have a hitch installed to avoid common pitfalls of trunk mounted bike racks. In the short term, though, I need a bike rack to transport my road bike and my mountain bike this coming Sunday. Unfortunately, I can not have a hitch installed before then. What would you suggest as a good compromise?

For a point of reference, the rear of my car looks much like this, but without the luggage rack. The luggage rack, ski rack, and bike rack intended for my car were, at some point, for sale, but I seem to be unable to find one available now. Bonus points if you can point me to where I can pick these accessories up.
posted by sequential to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total)
Are you planning on driving somewhere warmer? Because then I'll help look :)

If you have no luck here, have you tried asking folks over at saabnet?
posted by mikepop at 11:43 AM on January 22, 2008

Have you considered a roof rack, such as those made by Yakima or Thule? These companies' websites will help you pick an appropriate model. If you have a little time, the things are often available on ebay.
posted by jon1270 at 11:48 AM on January 22, 2008

You devil, mikepop! This is only tangentially related to the Icycle Challenge. I just found a regular daily ride during my work week. I'll ask at Saabnet if this fails.

jon1270, a roof rack is a bit difficult on a convertible. :-)
posted by sequential at 11:57 AM on January 22, 2008

Just leave the top down and put the bikes in the back seat.
posted by mikepop at 12:14 PM on January 22, 2008

Try Chip Lamb at West of Sweden. If he can't find it, it's not findable in the US. If you can deal with ordering from Sweden, check out Saabklubben. Many of us vintage Saab owners get parts from there. Email Rolf Jensen if you need help. You can pay with Pay Pal. You should be able to get parts in about a week. I think this page gets you to the catalog for the 900.
posted by cocoagirl at 12:15 PM on January 22, 2008

Oops. Convertible. Heh...
posted by jon1270 at 6:01 AM on January 29, 2008

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