Tow bar. Bike rack
Buy a Pendle rack like this and it fits in your boot without problems
The 6″ off set is great for normal estates as well as it moved the bars away from the windowPosted 7 years agoBreganteSubscriber
What Garry said. I’ve had a Thule towbar rack that locks on my towbar for 3 years with no issues. Pointless putting it in your boot, they get manky and you might as well not have bothered and carry your bike in the car. Never had any probs with scrotes trying to liberate it or people driving into it. The only time it could have been an issue the other week at penmachno where the car park is pretty narrow, I took the bikes off and then reversed the car in so that the bike rack hung over the steep hill. Sorted.Posted 7 years agoSimonSubscriber
You can get one of these locks to stop someone simlply un-bolting your rack when you are away from your car. (It’s only plastic though so probably easy enough to smash it off.)
My 9403 carrier fits in the boot of my Berlingo easily, and it doesn’t stick out that far anyway when it’s left on.Posted 7 years agocoastkidMember
i have a Pendle rack like John Climbers link and its ace, and it does simply pull out after removing the spring clip to lie flat in the boot where it stays all the time…
a friend has the Thule rack which folds to allow boot access whch is handy :o, and it has lights and locks…Posted 7 years agofloyd_englandMember
I use a 9502, and have never had any issues. as others have said, in tight areas if possible unload the bikes then reverse the car in so it overhangs into bushes etc.
As for locking it on I use one of those plastic locks on the clamp bolt, as had been said earlier, it could probably be smashed off pretty easy. But I have a cable lock that I use to secure the bikes onto the rack during transit (for peace of mind during pi$$ stops etc)Posted 7 years ago
I tend to use that to lock the carrier to a lug on the underside of the car when I’m parked up with the bikes off.
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