August 3, 2015 at 11:00 #22031
Thank you Big Wave. The is going above an beyond!
We have road bikes essentially, not mountain bikes. And quite lightweight.August 3, 2015 at 19:31 #22045
That’s mine it says mistral on it.August 3, 2015 at 21:09 #22047August 3, 2015 at 21:49 #22049
Thank youAugust 4, 2015 at 08:29 #22053
can you post a link for the bike rack you used please?
thanksAugust 4, 2015 at 09:29 #22058
I think it should be this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Carpriss-79050803-Mounted-Carrier-Fixaging/dp/B002RBM26KAugust 4, 2015 at 09:53 #22060
Picture of bike rack fitted to my car with a bike on it. I didn’t put the lower straps on which clip on the bottom edge of the boot as I wasn’t going anywhere and didn’t put the securing strap around the bike. The fit was fine but there are 2 problems. The plastic spoiler on the top of the boot lid extends forwards of the steel of the hatch. It appears to only be secured by 2 screws so I would want to shape a couple of spacers to go in the gap between the boot lid and roof moulding so the strap loading is taken away from the plastic spoiler and onto the steel. I would probably use a hard plastic such as nylon or a hard wood like Oak or Beech. As you can see the bike wheels are over the light assemblies. To be road legal you would require a lighting board which would mean fitting a lighting socket to the car to plug it into. I think this will be the same with any bike rack as the car light clusters are quite high. An auto electrician could do this for you if you don’t feel confident to do it yourself.August 4, 2015 at 10:11 #22062
All very complicated.August 4, 2015 at 14:36 #22068
Every rear mounted bike rack that I have seen uses straps over the top of the tail gate so you risk damaging the spoiler with them all. I would not use the rack on my Zoe without making something to take the load off the spoiler.
You could experiment with different settings for the bike mounting bar angle to try to lift the bikes higher but you would have to lift them quite a long way to clear the light clusters. Put smaller bikes on first so the wheels are higher. I have seen quite a lot of bikes on cars obscuring the lights so I don’t know how hot the police are at enforcing the rules. It could be difficult if you had someone shunt into the back of you and they used the excuse that they couldn’t see your brake lights as they were obscured.August 4, 2015 at 15:02 #22070
You could experiment with different settings for the bike mounting bar angle to try to lift the bikes higher but you would have to lift them quite a long way to clear the light clusters. Put smaller bikes on first so the wheels are higher. I have seen quite a lot of bikes on cars obscuring the lights so I don’t know how hot the police are at enforcing the rules.
We are policed by APNR camera so as long as your number plate is visible no one will know the difference. If the number plate is obscured then you are still fine as they don’t know where to send the fine to.
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