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PostSubject: Bike rack   Tue May 01, 2012 3:31 pm

Anyone got any feedback on a good bike rack for our vans?

Thinking of getting one just wondered what best to get.

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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Tue May 01, 2012 3:36 pm

Hi Dilly. You can get a 2 bike rack that fits on the tailgate or one that fits on the tow bar (we sell these that hold up to 4 bikes and you can still tow and it clears the spare wheel if youve got this mounted on the back)....Club discount on both if you PM me. Hope that helps
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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Tue May 01, 2012 3:37 pm

Hi Dilly
We use the Fiamma bike rack (2 bikes) as do many on here
More than happy with it - see pic in link below
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http://www.justkampers.com/shop/t2-fiamma-bike-rack-plus-free-bike-cover-j13763.html

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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Tue May 01, 2012 3:45 pm

The Fiamma bike rack (2 bikes) works a treat and is easy to fit and use.

The only downside is an occasional small leak from above the rear door when water is applied under pressure, eg, when using a hose to clean, due to the rack interfering slightly with the door rubbers.

We simply try not to spray that area with a hose when cleaning, and always remove anything 'vulnerable' from the back before starting.

Not a problem at the moment however due to the hosepipe ban!

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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Tue May 01, 2012 5:37 pm

You should avoid using any sort of water pressure appliance when washing dowyour van, this is in the Danbury do's and don't's sheet as the seals on the BraziBay's are not 100% watertight, we use a watering can without the rose to wash away the soap.
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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Tue May 01, 2012 5:55 pm

@olive wrote:
the seals on the BraziBay's are not 100% watertight,

Now that's confidence inspiring....
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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Tue May 01, 2012 6:34 pm

I dont suppose they have to be very watertight in Brazil!!!
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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Tue May 01, 2012 6:58 pm

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@olive wrote:
the seals on the BraziBay's are not 100% watertight,

Now that's confidence inspiring....

That's just the way it is with the BraziBays, one of their little differences to the German built bays, it's not a problem but just be aware that if you do use pressure then you will get some water ingress. You may notice that when driving in a heavy downpour there's water in the door step, this may be why.
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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Tue May 01, 2012 6:59 pm

Never had a problem using our hose with spay nozzle on Tallulah, with the exception of the area at the top of the rear door where the bike rack fits...

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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Sat May 26, 2012 12:19 pm

Just took Tallulah's bike rack off in preparation for being a wedding Kombi tomorrow (she's very excited and will be decked out in yellow ribbons!) and there are some light scuff marks on the rear door panel where the rubbers were touching the paintwork.

Although a reasonably snug fit, over time some dirt/grime has made its way bwtween the bodywork and the rubbers and scuffed the shine off.

Obviously I'll buff and wax and replace as much shine as possible, any suggestions on how to stop it getting any worse when the rack gets fitted back on?


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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Sat May 26, 2012 1:08 pm

Might be worth sticking some vinyl on the bodywork where the rubbers go. Similar to stuff used for the pop top. That way it will wear the vinyl and not the paint.
I use clear lens repair tape for my poptop

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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Sat May 26, 2012 1:19 pm

Good plan kiteman!

I'll get some on order. Where did you get yours from?

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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Sat May 26, 2012 3:14 pm

You can buy a roll of large clear repair tape from B&Q. I use it behind the bike rack brackets. Will do the job fine. Just smooth out any bubbles with a soft cloth.

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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Sat May 26, 2012 3:41 pm

Thanks guys.

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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Sun May 27, 2012 5:55 pm

Got mine from Halfords if you can't find anything in B&Q

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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Sun May 27, 2012 8:50 pm

Halfords is closer so I'll try there first. Thanks guys.

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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:07 am

Has anyone found a bike rack that can be used on a Danbury without having to remove the rear-mounted spare wheel? I know there's a rear wheel mounted rack but as the wheel is so offset to the right , I think the bikes will stick out too much unless the bike rack adjusts .........
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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:25 am

If you have a tow bar there are several different bikes that will fit on that.

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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:33 am

Yeh thanks, that's a possibility, just a bit expensive.
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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:10 am

Folding bikes stored inside (or in a trailer) may be another option to consider?

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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:18 am

@Scooby wrote:
Folding bikes stored inside (or in a trailer) may be another option to consider?
Buying new bikes might be more expensive than buying a bike rack
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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:36 am

@Sunny wrote:
@Scooby wrote:
Folding bikes stored inside (or in a trailer) may be another option to consider?
Buying new bikes might be more expensive than buying a bike rack

Or a tow bar and tow bar rack, but it will depend on the bikes.

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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:40 pm

@val lisle wrote:
Yeh thanks, that's a possibility, just a bit expensive.

VW Kampers will do our club members a Kombi towbar with electrics fitted for £249.99 including the VAT. Just make sure you mention brazilianvwbay.com when booking in. Basketball

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PostSubject: Re: New Bike Rack   Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:08 pm

We have the Thule 'hang on' type bike back, which sits on the tow bar (as fitted by VW Kampers!)....it's really clever, once you trust the fact that it actually stays upright!

It can take 4 adult bikes comfortably and is a nice safe distance from the paintwork.

It does need a lightboard, that's the only drawback.

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