Loan of roof rack bits needed - please

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Loan of roof rack bits needed - please

Post by Ian Long » Mon Sep 25, 2006 20:53

Neroli and I are looking to try and borrow the bits to put two road bikes on the roof of an Omega estate for the half term week at the end of October.

The car has roof rails on it, so we are looking for two (wide) bars + clamps, plus two bike holders.

Can anyone help?

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Post by Matt » Mon Sep 25, 2006 22:58

I've got the proper lockable bars to go an Omega estate (it's our family car), but haven't got the bike holders. You're welcome to borrow the bars for that week since we won't be needing them.

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Post by spinout » Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:28

Likewise, I've got some bars for the Audi A6 which I expect would fit. However, I don't have any bike fittings.

However, I do have a boot mounted rack you could borrow that takes two bikes. It's a 'strap-on' affair and seems to work OK (providing you don't try handbrake turns) but it's a bit of a faff if you want to get into the boot.

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Post by MartinF » Tue Sep 26, 2006 20:30

As we discussed - I have one suitable roofbar-fitting bike rack you can use. I have another totally unsuitable, decrepit rack which you probably better not use - unless you fancy making an insurance claim?
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Post by steve powell » Wed Sep 27, 2006 07:42

Our rear bike rack is available - well tested!

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Post by NigelP » Wed Oct 04, 2006 17:23

I can offer two possible options.

You are very welcome to borrow my trailer, with a three way bike rack. This assumes you have a tow bar.

Alternatively, we could take the bike rack part apart which would release two roof racks. However, they are a little old and wonky. I use an extra rope to steady them on the trailer and you need to use some extra padding around the clamp. Neither is an issue on the trailer, but it might be a challenge once on a roof.

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Post by Ian Long » Wed Oct 04, 2006 21:15

Thanks, I believe we have already been offered all the bits we need. Alas I don't have a tow bar, must have bought the only second hand Omega estate in the country without one :evil:. We are hoping to borrow bike carriers off M & P but if they don't fit Matt's bars, don't be surprised if we come knocking.

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