Putting a bicycle on the back

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  1. Jac Sprat

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    As you can see we haven't quite got off yet and still need to ask advice.
    We have got the shelf part pulled out, wheeled the bike up the ramp on the back but the pedals stick out and handlebars.
    Are you supposed to invert them or remove or flatten before attaching to the fixed arms (Hymer)
    Advice much appreciated as always.
     
  2. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Not usually, can you take iPad photo of the bike rack and the bike on it?
     
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    Ok will do
    Does the bike not sit on the shelf once it's attached to the arms?
    Maybe the shelf is just for loading?
    When it stands on the shelf the pedals scratch the back of the van.
     
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    The bike should not touch the van at all. What make of bike rack is it?
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Sorry if this is miss leading, any photo you can take and download will do, no idea where the work iPad came from!!
     
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    We changed the pedals on our bikes for folding so they don't clash
    We also mount our bikes 69 style so that the handlebars don't clash
     
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    No idea if this helps or even if it loads photo, but this is our set up.
    Ray
     

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    I do turn my handlebars through 45 degrees so that they don't stick out but more importantly don't rub on the back of the van. The pedals don't come anywhere near the back of the van on our Omnistor lifting bike rack.
     
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    I'm confused! A pedal bike rack doesn't have a ramp ... is it a motorcycle rack?
     
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    Don't forget you'll need one of these
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    What, the blonde , are they legal in Spain :whistle:;)
     
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    My fault I think for not quite understanding as well but am sure someone will sort it out.
    Ray
     
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    To make it easier to get our bikes in and out of the garage I fitted detachable peddles.
     
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    A photo of your bike rack/ramp would help together with the year, make and model of your Motorhome!
     
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    I think we were trying to put it on thelower tracks . Does this look right?
     

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    It's a Hymer 654
    Year 2006
     
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    I really do think that is a scooter rack and it probably/might pull out a bit more than that. It is not designed for bicycles.
     
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    The clamps fit so I was hoping to use that with extra cord to hold it in place.
     
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    If you are putting just the one bike on you should be OK, but will need to turn the handle bars round. That should be as simple as loosening the head stock and tunrnun the bars a quarter rotation.

    Also you will need to strap the wheels to the wheel channel otherwise it could jump out if you hit a bump.
     
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