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powerplus

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i have been looking at the halfords 4 bike towball rack which looks pretty strong to me

im wandering if any one has 1 and what they think of it


my thoughts are to shorten it as i only need it for 2 ebikes and looking at the design shortening it would only make it more ridged

i did read somewere that max 25kg per bike or 60kg total

any thaughts

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Yes, Barry, if the noseweight of your van is up to it, that carrier can take up to 60Kg - more than enough for the 2 bikes you fancy - and cutting it down would not seem to compromise its structural strength (but it is a waste, so can't you find something better for two bikes only).

I'm sure you are aware form your background that towball weights on the rear axle need to account for the cantilever effect to calculate their true loading, but there are several tools on the internet for doing that.

Otherwise, i don't see why it shouldn't work, but what a waste having to dispose of half of the carrier (my parsimonious Scots heritage coming out there).
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hi sean

nose weight is no problem as i normally carry my monkeybike on a small motorbike rack so the bikes will be a little lighter

i agree with you  but the 4 bike racks are very long about 30"

i may try and get a used one of flea bay and cut that down

i have looked at pictures of other racks and they dont seem as easy to shorten and thehalfords rack does seem well made

its good that we can contribute to keeping kevs forum rolling along


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hi sean

nose weight is no problem as i normally carry my monkeybike on a small motorbike rack so the bikes will be a little lighter

i agree with you  but the 4 bike racks are very long about 30"

i may try and get a used one of flea bay and cut that down


good idea, never thought of that.

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its good that we can contribute to keeping kevs forum rolling along


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It's called 'Care in the Community'.
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good idea, never thought of that.



Agreed. His doc told me that it's valuable therapy for him and keeps him occupied. [crazy-lol]


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It's called 'Care in the Community'.


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See wot I said - I bet you feel better now for saying that. [smiles%20(18)][big-thumbs-up-smiley-emoticon][smiley-says-youre-welcome-emoticon]
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hi all

i think i have done my bit for help in the community but there again a friend in need and all that

after doing so much for my friends and also a old neighbor before them i just hope someone takes me on

if i ever need help which im sure will happen sometime hopefully not soon

it has made a lot of people that know my friends think about getting things in order

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See wot I said - I bet you feel better now for saying that. [smiles%20(18)][big-thumbs-up-smiley-emoticon][smiley-says-youre-welcome-emoticon]


Ah but did the meaning escape you?

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Ah good, not wasted on you then, I hate waste.[extreme-happiness-smiley-emoticon][extreme-happiness-smiley-emoticon]
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