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 Post subject: Transporting bikes
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:06 pm 
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Its going to be tight but 4 bikes and 4 people in the skoda is going to be very possible, 3 bikes in the back shown here with plenty of room for 1 more.

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 Post subject: Re: transporting bikes
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:08 pm 
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Need to work out a way of keeping the wheels on :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: transporting bikes
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:14 pm 
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In the summer that will be easier as will remove the truckman top, and ive got a bike rack idea to think about which will involve the bikes standing upright, but for now wheels off is the only option. however as im the only one with quick release wheels out of my normal group, it gives me chance to get mine together and have a cup of coffee whilst the others are searching for a spanner.


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 Post subject: Re: transporting bikes
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:15 pm 
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:lol:

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 Post subject: Transporting bikes
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:34 pm 
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Mix all there bolts up that'll confuse them... Can't you rig up some dynamo type thing so at least they can pedal and help charge the skoda batteries up....

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 Post subject: Re: transporting bikes
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:45 pm 
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Would be better putting the rear wheels on the ground so when they pedal they help power it along lol.


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 Post subject: Re: transporting bikes
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:20 pm 
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If you want to build a custom made to fit rack i may be able to help, i can weld etc, built many a custom car / VW in my life so a useable rack shouldnt be to hard ?? willing to help.

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 Post subject: Re: transporting bikes
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:52 pm 
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If you are bundling them in like that might be worth putting some pad spacers in the brakes as you are bound to pull a lever

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 Post subject: Re: transporting bikes
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:20 pm 
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nwmlarge wrote:
if you are bundling them in like that might be worth putting some pad spacers in the brakes as you are bound to pull a lever


they do get placed in carefully with bits of carpet between frames but i can see the brake issue happening at some point so will look in to it.

Im in the process of covering my bike in copter tape, a process i wish i had of done when the bike was new, as the chances of scratching frames with interlocking pedals is huge.


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 Post subject: Re: transporting bikes
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:44 pm 
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Copter tape, whats that and where do you get it?


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 Post subject: Re: transporting bikes
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:47 pm 
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I bought a massive roll in Robert Dyas of "Protective tape" for £4.99 for 25 meters, but if you can buy online for roughly 10.00 per meter :?
Its basically clear hard tape to protect the frame.

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 Post subject: Re: transporting bikes
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:55 pm 
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I got mine from ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BIKE-PROTECTI ... 2569c0b52f

A few small air bubbles are present but will protect the frame where its needed.

Ian whats that stuff like you have got? at that price you could afford to replace it after every ride, bargain.


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 Post subject: Re: transporting bikes
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:59 pm 
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Ohhh, might have to get me some of that, dont like scratches :(


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 Post subject: Re: transporting bikes
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:10 pm 
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This is how tight it is, struggled to get wheels in :crazy: so wont be doing any epic journeys 4's up
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 Post subject: Re: transporting bikes
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:52 pm 
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Kev, its brilliant for the money, like you say ill be replacing bits as and when it gets chipped, only thing I would do next time applying is taking it off the roll first!
I'll see if I can find a link.

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