Car Bike rack

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Mrs Tortoise
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Car Bike rack

Postby Mrs Tortoise » 26 May 2010, 8:00pm

Can anyone suggest a bike rack suitable for a Renault Megane - the one with the bump on the back. Sadly my old one doesn't fit it, and I don't have a tow bar. I don't really fancy a roof one, partly because I'd have to lift the bikes up there and I have a back problem. :(

thirdcrank
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Re: Car Bike rack

Postby thirdcrank » 26 May 2010, 8:09pm

I've no idea about that specific model and if nobody else posts who has, there's a lot to be said for specialists in the motor trade. eg

http://www.roofbox.co.uk/bike-carriers/

Halfords have always had loads of different stuff to look at in their showrooms, generally Thule and their own-brand stuff. I get the impression they are going over more to internet-only for this type of thing because it involves all sorts of different adaptors for different models of car and that causes stock holding problems which are more easily dealt with at one distribution centre.

TamaraZnotherday
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Re: Car Bike rack

Postby TamaraZnotherday » 26 May 2010, 8:28pm

I have a Mont Blanc Hi Mount 3 cycle carrier (from Argos).
Once you get the hang of it, very easy to adjust for your car.
Used on a Polo, Mondeo, Astra and now a Colt.

Hope that helps,
Linda

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Mrs Tortoise
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Re: Car Bike rack

Postby Mrs Tortoise » 27 May 2010, 8:51pm

It seems the roofbox company don't do one for my model of Megane (2003). The difficulty with my old rack is that the edge of the door on the hatch is folded under and the straps prevent the locking of the door which is flush on the bottom edge. Oh well back to the drawing board, thanks for the suggestions.

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Re: Car Bike rack

Postby fatboy » 28 May 2010, 8:20am

I would contact the Roofbox company as it looks to be an omission rather than that they don't stock them IYKWIM. I just last week ordered a roof box from them and was impressed by the price and speed of delivery and the extras that they throw in for 10p.
"Marriage is a wonderful invention; but then again so is the bicycle puncture repair kit." - Billy Connolly

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Re: Car Bike rack

Postby reohn2 » 28 May 2010, 8:47am

Sorry I can't help with the rack Mrs T, but welcome back! :)
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canadork
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Re: Car Bike rack

Postby canadork » 29 May 2010, 6:03pm

i have one that would fit the megane, and its for sale 20 GBP only used once.

pm me if interested