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Old 08-22-2008, 07:41 PM   #21
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In the straight on rear photo with the bikes all loaded I can't see much of your tail/brake lights or even your bumper backup lights. Is that really the case? Is that an issue your concerned about?
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:02 AM   #22
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Charlie,

No, I don't think that is not really the case..... unless someone were tailgating as close as I was standing. I think it is somewhat of an optical illusion due to the angle from where the camera lense was to the tail lights.

Even for the tail-gaters the bikes can be re-positioned side to side (left to right) in relation to the center line of the bike rack; this would further minimize the footprint.

The rack comes with a reflector on the bottom tube. I was thinking about wiring a brake light to this spot through the trailer lights.

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I'm not sure if this is of help or not but for what it's worth...

I am not a skilled biker (or photographer as you can see) but I did want a cheap/easy way to attach my Trek bike to the back of the SMB & still be able to open the door. This ladder mount bike rack (39 bucks from Target - so I can drive an SMB and pretend I'm tight with my money)

It's a cinch to attach. I can open and close the door. It will hold 2 bikes. Only catch, I have to put something over the handle bar to keep it from rubbing on the bumper when I open the door. (I use 2 socks - cause it's such a classy look.)

This allows me to keep my hitch step in place. Plus, my hope is this leaves me free to also use a trailer hitch box at the same time (if I ever get one.)
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:00 PM   #24
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Re: Bike rack

Here is another option that I just discovered. It's a little bulky, but keeps high dollar bikes clean and dry. They claim it will hold two bikes.



http://www.etrailer.com/p-59105/Rola-Li ... tches.html

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I'm not sure if this is of help or not but for what it's worth...

It's a cinch to attach. I can open and close the door. It will hold 2 bikes. Only catch, I have to put something over the handle bar to keep it from rubbing on the bumper when I open the door. (I use 2 socks - cause it's such a classy look.)

This allows me to keep my hitch step in place. Plus, my hope is this leaves me free to also use a trailer hitch box at the same time (if I ever get one.)
Mike -- on this carrier, could you hang your bike higher? I'm wondering because I'd like to be able to use my hitch-haul rack with a couple of cargo boxes (just tall -- or short-- enough so that I can open the rear door. ) I'd need to hang my bike so that the handlebars didn't interfere with the boxes; the front wheel can always be popped off and hung/locked on the carrier, but the fork would still need to clear.

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That link isn’t working. Do you have a model or another link please?
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:21 PM   #27
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That link isn’t working. Do you have a model or another link please?
This is it. $1849.
https://letsgoaero.com/cargo-carrier...argo-carriers/

If you're looking for a solid swing-away bike rack I'd recommend the 1up USA rack with the RakAttach.

https://www.1up-usa.com/product/2in-...ble-bike-rack/
https://www.1up-usa.com/product/rakattach/
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We have used the Letsgoaero Gear Space 34 for two road bikes for about 5 years. Works great to keep them out of the weather, etc. Remove front wheels and install a couple fork mounts. Room for helmets, wheels, etc. also.

https://letsgoaero.com/gearspace-car...ier-dark-gray/
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