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Newbie: Cycle Rack Advise?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by JtB, 3 Jun 2008.

  1. JtB

    JtB Executive Rooster

    Location:
    North Hampshire
    Hi All,
    Can anyone please recommend a cycle rack that will carry 4 bikes. The rack will be for short journeys only and the bikes don't need to be left unattended on the rack. I don't want to carry the bikes on the roof and I don't have a tow bar so by elimination I guess that leaves just the rear strap-on type. My car is an estate and my wife's is a hatch back (both Vectras), however the estate car has a rear spoiler at the top of the rear door (will that be a problem for the straps?).
    Many thanks in advance,
    Shaun.
     
  2. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    atera strada. towbar mounted ones are generally the best.
     
  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
  4. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Where are you? i might just have the very thing if you have a spare twenty quid.
     
  5. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    OP: if he's willing to sell it for £20 it's probably shoot.
     
  6. JtB

    JtB Executive Rooster

    Location:
    North Hampshire
    After looking at the Atera Strada, I think I'm warming more towards a tow bar rack. They seem much more robust and 'paintwork friendly'. Is there a preferred toe bar type for cycle racks? Also, is there a national toe bar fitting company someone can recommend?
    Thanks again,
    Shaun.
     
  7. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    A toe bar, is that some sort of new fashion in foot-piercings? :angry:


    seriously - er... i'm not sure whether there's a national toW bar fitting company but look through www.yell.com for your local area.
    First port of call though might be to go into a dealership of the manufacturer of your car and ask them whether they can fit one.
     
  8. JtB

    JtB Executive Rooster

    Location:
    North Hampshire
    :smile: must have had 'toes' on the brain for some reason.