Interior car bike rack for £31:99 – Fits any car (with headroom for bikes)
In a moment of inspiration, I have created a dirt cheap easily removable rack for transporting 2 bikes upright inside a car. It’s also usable as a rack outside the car as well 😀
I reserved one of these from Halfords. I dare say you could probably find them cheaper somewhere else, but it was close by and seems fairly solid and not too heavy
Once I got it home, made some precision adjustments with a long handled mass accelerometer* to the width of the upright bars to accommodate fat MTB rubber and stuck it in the rear of the car, secured by a couple of bungie cords
Bungie length and position will depend on your car
Then, it was seat down on the bike (Reverbs are Sooooooo useful!), front wheel out and into the rack
Additional bungie added to bars to make the whole thing rock solid.
A good result of a total time investment of 45 minutes (which included going to get the rack!)
*yes, I ****ed it with a hammer 😆Posted 4 years ago
Can one of these be fashioned from a couple of old QRs and some timber?Posted 4 years ago
Wanted something easy and faff free. Also wanted something that can cope with Maxles and QR’s with no faffing.
Yes, can stand bikes up in the back anyway, but this stops them moving about, scratching paint, etc. Will get a proper road test tomorrow on the 4 1/2 hour drive to C-Y-BPosted 4 years agospooky_b329Member
Looks good, though I’d upgrade the two bungees to a single ratchet strap, hook it round the rack, under the middle seat and back up the other side. Much better chance of holding the rack in place and stop it jumping about, and would also stop it moving out of place when trying to squash an oversized tyre into the rack from the boot end.Posted 4 years ago
Looks nice and all that, but here’s an idea off the top of my head, just chuck them in with some old sheets/curtains/cloth in between. If you lay them down, they don’t move about.
Been there, done that. Does work to a degree, but the still move about. The rack also gives plent of floor space to stick bags, helmets, shoes, etc in ro make it a rattle free journeyPosted 4 years agoEuroMember
Have you had 3 bikes in there yet? I can get 3 bikes in the passat estate no bother, but the middle bike has to go in backwards as it’s only wide enough for two sets of bars. Looks like you’ve a bit more headroom so shouldn’t be too much of a headache except for the 3rd guy who has no seat.
edit: it’s only for two? I was tricked by image
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