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Post by MickA Mon Jun 12, 2023 1:58 pm

I want to fit a bike rack or a tow bar to my 2009 Northants. I want to carry two electric bikes with a combine weight of approx 40kgs. Just been quoted a silly price so looking to get other quotes. Any suggestions for companies in the south of Englnd
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Post by FreelanderUK Mon Jun 12, 2023 3:59 pm

Would recommend a tow bar bike rack for that weight

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Post by Tinwheeler Mon Jun 12, 2023 4:09 pm

Mmm, it sounds a hefty lump to hang on the back wall. Plus the weight of the rack.
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Post by IanH Mon Jun 12, 2023 5:23 pm

Then you'll have a towbar, 20Kg,  towbar rack, must be 20kg, then the bikes, are you sure they really weigh 40kg?. So a potential total of 80Kg way aft of rear axle and also off your payload....
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Post by Avontourist Mon Jun 12, 2023 7:36 pm

I have a fiamma bike rack(  fittings fitted. on the rear by factory )  max load is 60 kg , two bikes at approx 24 kg each no problem . also have a Thule towbar mounted rack which is much better to secure the bikes , Thule has rachet levers to tighten the wheels and also has rear lights and number plate ready fitted . the fiamma rack needs a lighting board fitted as it covers the view of the numberplate .
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Post by IanH Mon Jun 12, 2023 8:35 pm

Took this pic in Bilbao recently. The OP isn't suggesting anything as crazy as this but take a look...
It has a garage, garages are imho always full!
Then it has the rack, that's a 125cc scooter and 2 bikes under that cover!
Then look at the distance of the bike rack centre point from the rear axle..... I was surprised the front wheels were actually on the ground!
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Post by The Jacobite Mon Jun 12, 2023 9:10 pm

IanH wrote:Took this pic in Bilbao recently. The OP isn't suggesting anything as crazy as this but take a look...
It has a garage, garages are imho always full!
Then it has the rack, that's a 125cc scooter and 2 bikes under that cover!
Then look at the distance of the bike rack centre point from the rear axle..... I was surprised the front wheels were actually on the ground!
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I had a wee scooter, a Forza 125cc and it weighed 161KG. Not sure how the heck this guy has pulled it off, bit as they say in Glasgow "it widnae be me!"  rolleyes
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