Usuing a Thule "Wheel Strap" on Yakima bike tray?



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Pete Grey

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I'm a little bit fed up with the new design "rattler" Yakima straps and I've
"upgraded" all my older racks so I don't have any of the old flip style
straps, unfortunately. I think they work better with larger mtn tires but
not so well with 120psi road tires.

At any rate, I notice Thule makes nearly the same design as the one Yakima
had, does anyone know if the tab diameter (the part that fits into the tray
slot)is close enough that their wheel straps will work well in the Yakima
bike trays?

Thanks,

-pete
 
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Werehatrack

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On Fri, 8 Dec 2006 08:21:54 -0800, "Pete Grey" <[email protected]>
wrote:

>I'm a little bit fed up with the new design "rattler" Yakima straps and I've
>"upgraded" all my older racks so I don't have any of the old flip style
>straps, unfortunately. I think they work better with larger mtn tires but
>not so well with 120psi road tires.
>
>At any rate, I notice Thule makes nearly the same design as the one Yakima
>had, does anyone know if the tab diameter (the part that fits into the tray
>slot)is close enough that their wheel straps will work well in the Yakima
>bike trays?


The trays are close enough that it should work IMO, but I use a
different tactic altogether. I just strap the wheels down with a pair
of old-style toe clip straps. It works perfectly well.
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Leo Lichtman

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"Werehatrack" wrote: The trays are close enough that it should work IMO,
(clip)
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
I just went out and slipped a Yakima tire strap onto a Thule rail, and it
fits just fine.

BTW, what is the proper pronunciation of "Thule?"
 
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Ted Bennett

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"Leo Lichtman" <[email protected]> wrote:

> BTW, what is the proper pronunciation of "Thule?"




Too-lee. Accent on the first syllable.

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Leo Lichtman

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"Ted Bennett" wrote: Too-lee. Accent on the first syllable.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Thanks, Ted. As in Thule fog?
 
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John Forrest Tomlinson

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On Fri, 08 Dec 2006 22:25:49 GMT, "Leo Lichtman"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>
>"Ted Bennett" wrote: Too-lee. Accent on the first syllable.
>^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>Thanks, Ted. As in Thule fog?


I thought it was a place name but could well be wrong.

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Pete Grey

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Thanks, to everyone who responded!
I've ordered a couple of sets of the Thule straps, and am now eyeing their
new rack as well...

-pete

"Leo Lichtman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> "Werehatrack" wrote: The trays are close enough that it should work IMO,
> (clip)
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> I just went out and slipped a Yakima tire strap onto a Thule rail, and it
> fits just fine.
>
> BTW, what is the proper pronunciation of "Thule?"
>
 
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Michael Press

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et>,
"Leo Lichtman" <[email protected]> wrote:

> "Ted Bennett" wrote: Too-lee. Accent on the first syllable.
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Thanks, Ted. As in Thule fog?


No. Tule after tule grass, the principal grass in the
San Joaquin and Sacramento valleys. It is so dangerous
because it rises from the ground during still weather.
Hence it is thickest at ground level and does not blow
away. The ground gets moist and wet, cold air comes in,
the mist rises out of the ground, continuously
replenishing itself.

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trg

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"Pete Grey" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de news:
[email protected]...
| I'm a little bit fed up with the new design "rattler" Yakima straps and
I've
| "upgraded" all my older racks so I don't have any of the old flip style
| straps, unfortunately. I think they work better with larger mtn tires but
| not so well with 120psi road tires.
|
| At any rate, I notice Thule makes nearly the same design as the one Yakima
| had, does anyone know if the tab diameter (the part that fits into the
tray
| slot)is close enough that their wheel straps will work well in the Yakima
| bike trays?
|
| Thanks,
|
| -pete
|
Gods man. What possessed you? If this kind of unnatural thinking continues,
soon we'll have cats and dogs sleeping together.
 
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trg

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"Michael Press" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de news:
[email protected]...
| In article
| <[email protected]
| et>,
| "Leo Lichtman" <[email protected]> wrote:
|
| > "Ted Bennett" wrote: Too-lee. Accent on the first syllable.
| > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| > Thanks, Ted. As in Thule fog?
|
| No. Tule after tule grass, the principal grass in the
| San Joaquin and Sacramento valleys. It is so dangerous
| because it rises from the ground during still weather.
| Hence it is thickest at ground level and does not blow
| away. The ground gets moist and wet, cold air comes in,
| the mist rises out of the ground, continuously
| replenishing itself.
|
| --
| Michael Press

Prescient for the Swedes to name their company after a grass in the US
before the company was even IN the US, rather than after the first name
given to Iceland, and later used to refer to the northernmost habitable area
of the ancient world (which would be too obvious a choice for a Swedish
company that makes ski racks.) And quit right for them to add the "h" to
help us pronounce it as "too-lee".
 
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Pete Grey

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"trg" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "Pete Grey" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de news:
> [email protected]...
> | I'm a little bit fed up with the new design "rattler" Yakima straps and
> I've
> | "upgraded" all my older racks so I don't have any of the old flip style
> | straps, unfortunately. I think they work better with larger mtn tires
> but
> | not so well with 120psi road tires.
> |
> | At any rate, I notice Thule makes nearly the same design as the one
> Yakima
> | had, does anyone know if the tab diameter (the part that fits into the
> tray
> | slot)is close enough that their wheel straps will work well in the
> Yakima
> | bike trays?
> |
> | Thanks,
> |
> | -pete
> |
> Gods man. What possessed you? If this kind of unnatural thinking
> continues,
> soon we'll have cats and dogs sleeping together.
>
>


Must've been the sound of the Yakima rattler strap stripping out for about
the hundredth time while tightening against my 120psi tires.
Or maybe it was trying to release the same strap, pusing repeatedly while
tugging up on the strap itself as it refused to come loose.
Bad design IMHO, the old cam/flip strap was far superior. Seems Thule
caught on;-]

-pete