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by fatjon
13 Oct 2020, 5:02pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Halfords Advanced Towball bike rack failure
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: Halfords Advanced Towball bike rack failure

What were the circumstances for the failure? Was it correctly fitted? I have a similar 4 bike carrier,from another manufacturer,that is around 8 years old and has covered 1000s of miles.There are plenty of these carriers around from various manufacturers.I can’t see why the Halfords model should be...
by fatjon
13 Oct 2020, 4:59pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Halfords Advanced Towball bike rack failure
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: Halfords Advanced Towball bike rack failure

I tell a lie, there was one (NFP Transport) at £398 who accepted the job then cancelled it 3 days later after they looked at a map!
by fatjon
13 Oct 2020, 4:55pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Halfords Advanced Towball bike rack failure
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: Halfords Advanced Towball bike rack failure

I did investigate getting someone out to palletise them lot and courier them home. The best deal (of 8 quotes) just on the courier was £506. This is 4 hours north of Glasgow in the middle of nowhere. One of those postcodes that is always excluded from free delivery when you buy stuff online. It was ...
by fatjon
13 Oct 2020, 4:33pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Halfords Advanced Towball bike rack failure
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: Halfords Advanced Towball bike rack failure

The answer is pretty simple. I cannot fit a 4 bike rack and 4 bikes in the boot of my car! So I left them all in the shed of a helpful local.
And this is not a warranty claim it's a negligence claim for north of £500 (922 miles at Revenue agreed rates) in travel plus 4 new bikes or repairs.
by fatjon
13 Oct 2020, 3:16pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Halfords Advanced Towball bike rack failure
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: Halfords Advanced Towball bike rack failure

It is kind of hard to fit it incorrectly. You put it over the ball and hand tighten a knorled wheel it then do up a clamp bolt until it no longer swings around and clouts the back of the car. It had one adult full size bike, one smaller ladies bike and two childrens bikes (by which I mean a 7 year o...
by fatjon
12 Oct 2020, 11:47am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Halfords Advanced Towball bike rack failure
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Halfords Advanced Towball bike rack failure

The metal parts inside the tow ball clamp broke up. The whole lot fell off and smashed my bikes up. Halfords forced me to drive to the North of Scotland to pick up the knackered bike rack and all the mangled bikes. Having just got back from my 20 hour round trip over the weekend I'm now taking my bi...