Fitting folding bike rack to alko-chassis

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  1. bellabee

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    At the Birmingham show we saw these http://www.memo-europe.nl/m-star-fietsendrager . We think that they will be our best option for fitting a bike rack, without having it fixed to the back wall of the van. Although we have 'normal' bikes at the moment, we may well look at electric bikes in the near future, and this rack would be equally suitable for carrying them.
    Has anyone fitted a rack like this themselves? Is it a DIY job, or better done by an expert? We'd need an auto electrician to do the electrics, anyway.
    If it is an expert job, can anyone recommend a fitter in the West Midlands area?
    Many thanks
    Chris
     
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    Wondered how you got on with the memo-europe rack ? We have an Autotrail apache with rear spare wheel and no towbar, and also don't want to drill holes in the back wall, or cover the large rear window for driving.
    The other model we've seen is the sawiko velo 3, very similar, but my big question is whether both of these have long enough legs to be fitted to the alko chassis at varying lengths that I decide on, to allow for the slight prominence of the spare wheel ?

    Thanks
    Kev
     
  3. bellabee

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    Hi. We didn't get one, in the end. We decided, rightly or wrongly, that we didn't want to carry expensive bikes on the back of the van (even though we had done so on our old van.) We ended up buying folding bikes, which fit in the garage. They're not as good as our road bikes, but they do a job. We've just got back from Brittany, where it's nice and flat, and we've used them extensively.
     
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