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Bike racks

happy 13 Aug 21:06  

Joined: 15 Mar 2006

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Bike: Orange P7 with Rock Shox, Michelin Wildgripper Lites, XTR Chainset

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Hi all,

Looking for a roof top bike rack for my car, anyone no where to get a decent rack for a cheap price. They really surprised me how much they were :(


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ade 16 Apr 22:31  

Joined: 16 Apr 2008

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Thule is the brand of choice,e -bays worth a look.

My Latest Route: May 2008 Yosimite Park To Oakhurst California

chopper666 12 Aug 19:02  

Joined: 12 Aug 2008

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i just paid about £40 ish for two roof bike racks - they are lockable, not been used yet, but look pretty sturdy on the floor in my front room!

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Mrs H 24 Aug 11:00  

Joined: 24 Aug 2008

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I've got an Altera roofrack from The Roof Box Co. The company were superb in advice and delivery etc. In the past I've fiddled around with a rear mounted rack - dire awful thing. The Altera is brilliant (and so would the Thule be as well I'm sure). As long as you can lift the bike above your head. You basically lift the bike onto the roof rack mount, parallel in the metal grooved strip. I can manage this alone, but help is always appreciated (after a while you get used to the technique - and I'm an unfit female!) The front and back wheels have their own hard plastic dishes to sit in (which are each strapped down with a rubber strap. The bar (can't remember the official name for it) running from the handlebar stem to bottom bracket frame is grabbed by an adjustable swinging bar and hook. This is locked into place with a key. If you have a number of bikes you can get the same key arranged for all the grab arms. The nice thing is you can quickly adjust the fittings in seconds for other peoples bikes ie mountain or racing bike. From getting the bike out of the garage to fixing and driving away is about two minutes. I'm not green though I just leave the rack on the car as a permanent fixture. The main two bars are also locked to the roof. I've not lost any great mpg either, perhaps 1 to 2mpg as a result on a high mileage engine.

bigdave 24 Aug 16:00  

Joined: 24 Aug 2008

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Thule without doubt. From Roofbox Company online. Nice touch is being able to lock bikes to rack and lock rack to car, using one key.

Andy_Bailey 23 Mar 10:08  

Joined: 23 Mar 2016

Posts: 7


THULE ,YAKIMA,Exodus,Avenir are great brand of roof-mounted-bike-carriers.Avenir is cheaper than other brand.


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