lifting ebike onto rack

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  1. Khizzie

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    Hi all you fit able bodied ebikers ..just wondering if you put your bike on the cycle rack how do you lift it ..?? My rack is 4ft to the bottom rail and bike weighs approx 18kgs with battery off. I can just about lift it on but I have to do it in three stages using a small platform ..Roy
     
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    We have a two step ladder we could use as our rack is half way up the back of the Moho, ridiculously high but I think it's because the tow bar is set up to carry a scooter.
    You can see our problem, were in the middle.


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    good lord that's even higher than mine..i have one of the aluminum platforms,but as its only me lifting it takes it out of me ,nearly need to camp in an oxygen tent afterwards.haha. Roy
     
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    We put ours on the Thule tow ball rack, not high to put them on
     
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    Which I would do but ,don't have a towbar and can't justify nearly £650 to have one fitted ,plus of course the cost of the rack . Would love it ..but thanks for sharing ..Roy
     
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    As we are not ever likely to use it I took it off to see what it looks like but it looked very odd so I put it back on. :LOL::LOL:
     
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    I think if you did use it you would have to change you username to Badback. :) Those sort of rack are really only for lightweight push bikes.
     
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    Thinking 'outside the box' ... would it be possible to install a small winch of some sort, ideally an electric one so that you can use it to work the winch with one hand (ie remote control/cable) to raise the bike up whilst you steady it with the other hand? A manual system may also work but it could be hard work trying to do it with just one hand.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-12V-2...451096?hash=item1c220e5d98:g:v9cAAOSwEeFVPvKJ

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Electric-...485829?hash=item43e2b78145:g:seAAAOSwHjNV-lys

    Alternative is to replace your rack with one of the type of racks that lifts up/down - not cheap but would solve the problem.
     
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    Really good ideas ,thankyou.I have a small manual pulley type winch in garage which I use for lifting up small items to paint . It has a lifting capacity of 30kgs so will see if I can modify that ..thanks for your input . Roy
     
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    Is this for one bike or two....Have seen it done of small steps by one person..looked very precarious to be honest. I would ask some one passing for assistance, far safer as a two person job. are you sure the rack can take the weight? as its not unknown for a rack to fly of the back wall on UK Motorhomes over an unseen speed bump for instance or even the rear wall fall out:)
     
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    Its for one e-bike Eddie weighing 18kg without the battery so a normal bike rack would be more than able to take the weight of it ... so long as the rack was fitted correctly of course! :D
     
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    Not sure of the height of ours but have the same problem which I can be overcome by lifting the back wheel almost to vertical and resting it in the rack channel, then lift the front end and roll the bike along the channel.
     
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    We carry a cheapo plastic caravan step. Comes in handy as a little table and is very light. Don't know if it would be high enough for you though?
     
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    Never thought of that ,duhh! Will give that a try tomorrow..so thanks ..Roy
     
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    I have a step up little folding bench which is 60 cms high to help me ,I also use it as a seat when playing my guitar or as a little coffee table ..but thanks for suggesting a step . Roy
     
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    Only the one bike,but may be looking for assistance if it proves too difficult ..thanks
     
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    We lift our bikes with them laid back, horizontal. Rest both wheels in the track and then push the bikes up to the vertical position and find that this saves lifting, all the weight of the bike, high up
     
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    A small caravan step helps and always ask for help if people around.
    On a site in the Loire we were parked near a stunning Swiss female single traveller as she was about to lift her bike on the back at least 5 men came out from nowhere to offer help! She politely refused and got out a little aluminium step ladder!! Plenty of crestfallen male egos!!
    However talking to her later I did ask why she refused help and she explained that once a n elderly man came to help and his wife got very stroppy with her as if she was asking for more than just a lift with the bike!! We had a laugh at that!! A lovely adventurous lady who said she didn't like to drive alone but there was so much of the world to see!!(y)
     
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    You didn't tell me you were a closet Rock star when we arranged our convoy trip, I do hope you're not going to turn into the neighbor from Hell, (can I have your autograph before you get too big for your boots). :wink:
     
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    No problem with autograph Griff ,I can do it with a spray can on side of your moho..you will be the envy everywhere you travel ..as for guitar playing shouldn't affect you too much as will only be bringing the 1000w portable amp....lol.
     
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