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Old 04-20-2017, 11:30 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Now i found a cheap, quite similar to the one that redpoint5 posted. 50 euros in biltema. Not bad.

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Old 04-20-2017, 07:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Go for it. Its a fair price in my opinion. Compare it to price of the bike you are intending to carry, and to time and effort you would invest to make your own. (unless you decided to make your own for the heck of doing it).
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:49 AM   #13 (permalink)
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At that price it would not be much cheaper made from scratch, because i have no supplies for it.

The bike itself was cheap also. Fairly good brand bike on a discount, price was 350 euros and on sale 150 euros.
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Thats what I meant. Buy it and let us know how it performs.
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I used a strap style bike carrier that mounts on the trunk to haul my bike 2100 miles once. No issues.
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Old 04-22-2017, 09:15 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Those racks can be used in hatchbacks, wagons and minivans too. When I was 8 or 9 my dad got one to use in an Opel Corsa.
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Old 04-22-2017, 02:47 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Here's mine:



It's a classic accessory from the 1960s, the Beetle Bike Bearer. I don't have a picture of it empty But it is a simple curved tube with straight legs and two two arms to 'bear' the bike.

Originally, it attached with C-clamps on the bumper brackets and a strap to the air intake vents, which was wobbly. The rack is unmodified, but I made 6" tall tube brackets that the rack slips into. The depth of the tubes makes it somewhat rigid.

It's an easy lift for the bike, it's [somewhat] out of the airstream, and is as easily removed as the bike. Here's another angle so you can see the brackets:



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