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Re:Spare Tyre Bike Rack on a Gen 4

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12 Aug 2019 01:58 #212038 by RickH
Anyone used or own one of these? If so, is there an issue with obscuring the rear lights plate??


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12 Aug 2019 06:22 #212042 by Lambert
If the hinges are anything like the gen3 the issue is likely to be the excess weight as much as obscured lights. Also as I mentioned in another post the tyres on an adult's bike are going to stick out past the sides of a Jimny quite a bit so some kind of reflective or illuminating device would be very useful to attempt to minimize the risk of someone hitting the wheels on their way past.

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12 Aug 2019 13:47 #212054 by RickH
Good thinking!

Back to the drawing board!


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16 Aug 2019 21:49 #212182 by JimnyWhite
I'm using this Fabbri 'Gringo' rack on mine ..usually with just 1 or 2 lightweight racing bikes though! It seems happy enough with a Gtech e-bike and my Canyon too, but I only use it occasionally
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16 Aug 2019 21:56 #212183 by RickH
Will have a look on google

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17 Aug 2019 09:17 #212190 by barnsley john
I every one
yes lambert commented on my tyres and he's right about them stuck out
its a different bike rack but just to give a idea thanks john
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17 Aug 2019 09:53 #212191 by RickH
Thank looks ace! Not sure why but the pictures don't come up on my iPhone?

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17 Aug 2019 14:42 #212210 by barnsley john
forgot to mention
I have a electric bike that is aprox 22kg so there are not many racks that will old the weight of electric bikes
my thule holds up to 50 kg I believe

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19 Aug 2019 16:21 #212306 by Witzend
I use one on my SZ3 with a heavy bike. I can open the rear door, but don't leave it open to reduce strain. The wheels cover the lights, so I bungee a trailerboard to mine. The only real issue is stopping the bike swinging back and forth - I put a strap around the pedals and pull it into the spare wheel. A spacer would be better as it would keep the bike vertical and away from the door.

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