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Thule 982 Frame Adapter

14 Reviews
$49.95
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Features:
  • Rig your BMX, women’s or non-standard bike with the Thule 982 Frame Adapter
  • This innovative bar allows your specialized cycles onto rear-mount bike racks
  • Fits between your handle bars and saddle post
  • Soft rubber fittings are safe on your finish
  • Simple push-button closure—no need to remove your seat
  • Your telescoping Thule 982 Frame Adapter adjusts to fit almost any bike
  • Lifetime Warranty
Description:

Rear-mount bike racks give you a convenient spot for hauling your bicycles around. You don't have to get your hands greasy popping off your wheels, and you don't have to kill your back hoisting your 2-wheeler onto your roof. But, if your bike doesn't have a standard frame, it won't fit onto most rear mounts-unless you equip it with a Thule 982 Frame Adapter! This lightweight bar creates the standard cross arm that's missing on women's, BMX and specialty frames.

Whether your frame is compact or gigantic, the Thule 982 Frame Adapter adjusts to fit just about any bike. The cushioned rubber ends fit around your handlebars and seat post, securing solidly with easy-to-use push buttons. Your Thule 982 Frame Adapter slips on and off in a snap, and ensures a rock-solid fit for safe transport. And, Thule backs this ingenious Frame Adapter with a Lifetime Warranty.

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982 Frame Adapter

A simple and effective product that is easy to utilize.
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Posted By Joseph K (KENT, OH) / January 2, 2017
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Thule Frame Adapter

This adapter makes placing a non standard bike frame onto your Thule bike rack a snap. The adapter is easy to place onto the bike and then equally as easy to then place the bike onto the rack.
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Posted By brian p (Richardson, TX) / July 23, 2015
2012 Infiniti QX56
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Perfect accessory for the Thule SpareMe

I bought this adapter to use with my girlfriend's bike to level it on the bike rack and it did the trick! Simple to use and very sturdy! I highly recommend this adapter.
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Posted By Paul C (GOLDEN, CO) / February 27, 2015
2011 Jeep Wrangler
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Good frame adapter for non-standard top tube bicycles

Bought this to carry my wife's woman's style bike on a rear mount bike carrier on the back of a small SUV. It looks fine, not that you buy it for appearance, very quick & easy to install & remove. The latches on the opening ends seem stout & good quality. I hate to rate anything 5 stars on quality until I've seen how it holds up over time & use. I wish it had more locking hole adjustments for the sliding extendable main bar. It only has one locking position that is too far out-you can't extend the tube far enough to lock on my wife's bike. That allows the tube & the bike to slide a little L to R unless you bungie it down with a few bungies. It seems a little pricey for what it is, but I think that about most things. It is stout, I don't worry about it failing & dropping the bike.
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Posted By Alan W (Little Rock, AR) / November 13, 2014
2005 Ford Escape
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Easy to use

Works well to help hold those unique frame bikes. Very easy and works great.
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Posted By Brandon H (GOLDEN, CO) / October 10, 2013
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Does the job!

Does the job it is intended for. Not so easy to install on a child's bike. Don't know if everyone would have the strength to open the loops.
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Posted By Robert B (CONGERS, NY) / July 31, 2013
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It Works

Just what I needed to mount my wife's bike on the hitch mounted bike rack we had purchased.
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Posted By Roy C (SAINT JOSEPH, MI) / October 29, 2012
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Thule 982 Frame Adapter

Works great and makes bike easier to carry and take off.
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Posted By Harry J (New City, NY) / September 19, 2012
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Thule products

This bar does the job and is made well. If I thought through my purchase of the bike rack I wouldn't have needed it.
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Posted By Suzanne O (HOWELL, NJ) / September 4, 2012
2007 Ford Edge
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Works as advertised

Works great as advertised! Easy to attach and remove, nice and light
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Posted By PAULA P (Franktown, VA) / April 12, 2012
2009 Ford Escape
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Father rates his child's bike and the Thule 982 Frame Adampter

Generally a high quality item, well thought out, and amazing in our economic system that such a thing exists for sale. My daughter's bike which does not have a horizontal bar at the top needs a temporary horizontal bar to put it in on a bike rack on my car. This adapter serves that purpose, amazing! However, for a child's bike (9yr old girl, medium size bike) the distance betweent the handle bars and the seat is too short for this adapter (even though adjustable). Secondly, I would wonder why upward pressure on the bike seat from the adapter does not push the seat post out of the frame while the car is driving down the road.
Posted By David G (Wynnewood, PA) / October 10, 2009
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Nice device

Seems to work fine, though a little tough to open
Posted By John R (Ridgefield, CT) / October 17, 2008
2007 Volvo S60
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Great Rack!!!

Great product. Does not scratch bike. Works great on a vehicle that is tall enough. You cannot use this on a small car because it lowers your bike and it will only be a couple of inches off the ground at best. I use it when my bike club is car pooling in SUV's.
Posted By Robert A (Bassett, VA) / August 26, 2008
2004 Toyota Corolla
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thule frame adaptor

it does what is says it is supposed to do.. however opening the clamps is not an easy task until you get the hold of it. It does not come with any instructions either. But it does work fine
Posted By lester b (Rye, NY) / July 21, 2008
2006 Acura TL
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