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Can Bike Frame Adapter Bar be Used on Platform Style Rack

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You advice for another question on this subject recommended using a top frame adapter bar. However, all of the ones I have seen, including the one you recommended, appear to be designed for use with a hanging style rack. Can these also be used with a platform rack? Is there another solution for handling a womens walk through frame where the clamp will not adjust low enough to secure the bike?

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A bike frame adapter bar can definitely be used for bikes being carried on a platform-style bike rack. There isn't another solution as this is exactly what is required in order to ensure the hooks can grasp a women's bike or one with a step-through frame.

There are a couple options I recommend, depending on the distance between the handlebar stem and seat post of the bike, as the bars have tubes that adjust to different lengths.

- 15-1/2" - 28" long: Advantage SportsRack Bike Frame Adapter Bar # HE6009

- 24-3/8" to 33-3/4" long: Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar # 64005

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