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Type of Bike Rack that Wont Scratch Painted Surfaces of Bike Frames

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I was wondering if you had a solution to prevent the top locking hooks on the chinhook from causing the gear/brake cables to scratching the bike. The cables run along the top of the top bar which is why this happens. Currently I just shove a towel under the cables but I’m looking for a more permanent solution.

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The towel technique you are already using is probably the best for this type of situation with the Swagman Chinook you have. Your best solution would honestly be a different bike rack.

This is why bike racks that only touch the tires of the bikes are better overall like with the Kuat Transfer part # KU74FR. Since the rack only touches the tires of the bike you never have to worry about damage to the frame. I attached a review video for more info on this rack as well.

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