Cycle storage

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  1. durhamahoy

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    Hi
    We are thinking of getting a couple of cycles?
    Get about on site and get fit, sounds like a plan. Then the Yorkshireman bit kicks in, does anyone travel with their cycles stored in the van? Instead of a dedicated cycle rack? ( we have a ladder on the back so not sure if a rack would fit anyway) and the cost.
    Many thanks for any thoughts or suggestions

    Steve
     
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    I used to travel with bikes in a caravan.. I secured them with bungees and padded with foam to protect furniture.. and from each other.

    but they were a real pain when we stopped for a cuppa.. if you can store and secure and still have access to the cooking and toilet facilities no reason why not...
     
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    Hi,

    Must admit the thread by Richgj and folding cycles has made me think?
    Never considered those

    Steve
     
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    Not a cheap option but this works really well & is easy to use if you have a garage in your motorhome - http://www.fiamma.com/EN/products/carry-bike/garage/carry-bike_garage/
    - with few minor modifications we can fit 3 in ours & it's not a massive garage! It can fold up out of the way so could in theory be fitted inside the hab area in a bigger motorhome too.
     
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    we have 2x folding electric bikes from Pete at ASBikes.
    We did travel with them in the farage but they got a battering and our temper ran out so thanks to Eddie Vanbitz we have the Thule bike rack l never like the look of flamma and Eddie said Thule is excellent...it seems to be.

    With the bikes service from AS Bikes (coventry) is outstanding ask for Peter on second thoughts no deal with his Mrs she is the brains :))
     
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    We have got the previous version of this rack in our garage for our two electric bikes from AS. Picked one up on ebay for £25! Works fine for us - nice easy glide in and out and. The newer version on the link is better because it actually comes out further so makes it a bit easier putting on the bikes. But then it costs £375 when I last looked!

    It means we do not need to fold the bikes down all the way and have to lift and stretch to put them in the garage, although we do need to fold the handlebars down to get them in.
     
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    The slidey version of the Carry Bike Garage looks really easy to use but is expensive & wouldn't work in our garage so went for this one which folds up when not in use & not so dear at £135 (& don't forget Funster discount & free delivery over £150!) http://www.johnscross.co.uk/products/fiamma-garage-plus.html
    See picture 2/7 on here for clearer view http://www.fiamma.com/EN/products/carry-bike/garage/carry-bike_garage/
    Hope that helps anyone thinking about fitting something like this.
     
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    Whoops posted twice in error!
     
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    Many thanks for the link, that seems to be ideal. If the ladder can hold a 15 stone person, 2 bikes are okay.

    Steve
     
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