Next question bike carrier

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  1. geoffles

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    when originally advertised the van had a bike carrier on it which seemed to be bolted to the subframe and looked like an extended bumper with bikes on top.

    Please does anyone know where i can get one made or have ideas on design, i think im going to go for one early part 2015 as i dont want any holes in the back if the van for a carrier to be fitted
     
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    Did you not ask why it wasn't present when you bought it?
     
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    You can always fit a tow bar and purchase tow bar mounted rack you can remove when not needed .
     
  4. geoffles

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    I imagine towbar would be costly, as the only thing i wanted to do is carry a bike
     
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  6. geoffles

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    How do u load pic
     
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    2014-02-13 17.29.24.jpg Where you type and to the left of post reply see upload a file elect that then select a photo from pc then post
     
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    Woohooo done it
     
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    Just done it
     
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    That looks like it's for a motorbike, bit heavy duty for cycles. There must be mounting holes to show you where it was connected?
     
  12. geoffles

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    Cant see any, i am only looking for pedal bikes so i can make it out of lighter guage me thinks
     
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    OTT for a bike..just fit one on back wall of van?
     
  14. geoffles

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    Didnt want to stick holes through the back, but you may be right. Im trying to do it cheap as chips at moment
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Fair enough...look around for a used rack? I would be more concerned with axle load and payload. an aluminium rack lightweight
     
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    The one I have bolts /quick release to the chassis .
    Just leaves the end view of the box section on the chassis when removed .
    4.JPG 5.JPG
     
  17. geoffles

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    Thats the idea
     
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    Just looked on gumtree and ebay and a good few second hand racks available
     
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    Like this but lighter gauge? Fixes into chassis extensions.
     

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    Thats exactly it, il poke my head underneath when the rain stops to see where i can bolt on to
     
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