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Car hire carrying bikes

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:02 pm

I'm enter we'd in the NSW road champs, which entails 2 bikes. TT and road.

My options are drive down on Friday with the TT bike, take it home and return Saturday with the road bike or transport 2 bikes and stay down.

I have a bike rack that fits vertically any roof rack, but I've never seen a hire car with a roof rack.

Any recommendations on a hire car in Sydney to take one or two bikes
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Re: Car hire carrying bikes

Postby human909 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:11 pm

mikesbytes wrote:I'm enter we'd in the NSW road champs, which entails 2 bikes. TT and road.

My options are drive down on Friday with the TT bike, take it home and return Saturday with the road bike or transport 2 bikes and stay down.

I have a bike rack that fits vertically any roof rack, but I've never seen a hire car with a roof rack.

Any recommendations on a hire car in Sydney to take one or two bikes


Most medium sized hatchbacks can happily fit two bikes, certainly one bike. A corolla hatchback or similar would be fine. A RAV4 too. Otherwise just get a station wagon to make things easy.
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Re: Car hire carrying bikes

Postby Mozzar » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:47 pm

If you can you could hire a small van, ie VW Caddy. I drive one of these as my daily and can easly fit 2 bikes in with plenty of space for ludgage. They are great to drive and handle like a sedan but with the space of a van. You will have no problen fitting all your ludgage and bike in one of these. You can fit 2 bikes in a hatch back but with 2 bikes in you will need to put your ludgage on top of your bikes and you could scratch or damage something. Far easier to hire a small van and fit your bikes and ludgage in much easier. No mucking about working out how everything will fit in the car.
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Re: Car hire carrying bikes

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:02 pm

I was thinking of one of those vans

Found out that my start times Fri, Sat are late (both 12 midday), so I'm leaning towards not staying Friday night, which means that I only have to carry one bike at a time.

Really good price on a new Corolla hatch, I'm guessing one bike will fit with the wheels off
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Re: Car hire carrying bikes

Postby RonK » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:08 pm

How about getting one of these Seasucker racks?
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