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Offline Ant

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Re: Bike rack
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2016, 08:42:31 pm »
Thanks Deeps - interesting report - in as much as I can follow it! I couldn't see the video though. Selecting video just gave a blank screen. Copyright issue outside of Germany maybe?

I'll only want to transport a bike or two occasionally so the the towbar option wouldn't really be a cost effective option.

Thanks for the advice though.

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Re: Bike rack
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2016, 05:25:32 pm »
This was my solution for carrying my mountain bike. I cut an spare loft board to fit the curve in the boot sill then screwed a suitable piece of tube to it using a couple of pipe clips to give it height off of the board.



Then I simply drop the saddle & take out the front wheel @ the bike fits in the gap where the middle seat back drops with the pedals against the backs of the other seats. The square hole is to allow me to operate the thru axle to secure the forks. It helps that my bike's a small, anything longer & I have to drop the drivers side seat back to make room for the crankset but either way it works well.



I have to say though that life is a lot easier since I took the tow bar plunge & bought a proper bike rack!




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Re: Bike rack
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2016, 03:12:25 am »
i really like that idea for sitting the bike in the back and will do the same, im hoping i can drop all the rear seats and get 2 side by side but back to front with one, if i manage it i will post just the one picture:) thanks for the idea Psythepie.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2016, 09:19:32 am by rmvf »
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Offline Psythepie

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Re: Bike rack
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2016, 04:45:52 pm »
You're welcome  :)

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Re: Bike rack
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2016, 08:17:51 pm »
If anyone wants a tow bar mounted bike rack, let me know. It's a pendle and can carry 4 bikes. Going cheap.. (less than £50....)

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Re: Bike rack
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2016, 08:55:31 am »
Updated post above with photobucket  links,  shows how easy to carry a couple of mountain bikes in the rear stood upright. Took it for a good test drive used a bungee and rachet strap to secure to all 4 anchor points worked very well no noise or movement.
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Re: Bike rack
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2016, 10:47:56 am »
Top work sir  ;)

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Re: Bike rack
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