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cycle carrier for the car

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by blueshunter, 24 Jun 2008.

  1. blueshunter

    blueshunter New Member

    I just bought myslef a brand new Raliegh Urban bike and being keen to get out of town and into the country I went off and bought myself a cycle carrier for the back of the car. Also by Raleigh, and Avenire colorado. Imagine my suprise when I find that the frame is too small to fit over the carrier bars and into the bike holders. Since I've now got the thing bolted to my tow bar I'm probably stuck with it.

    Has anybody out there go any suggestions (constructive ones please)

    Would it be safe to hand the bike below the bars using some webbing belts?
  2. vernon

    vernon Harder than Ronnie Pickering

    Meanwood, Leeds
    Is getting out of town too far to ride?
  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    You can get bars that you fix between the seat post just below the saddle, and the stem, for bikes that otherwise wouldn't fit on a rear carrier.

    See about half way down this page-

    I don't know whether this would solve your problem.

    Otherwise, take the carrier back and ask them for a refund as it's not fit for purpose.
  4. LLB

    LLB Guest

    I could have sworn I saw this question and answer on theclauds thread ;)