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Postby PEDALPOWER44 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:42 am

Hi all,

Well things a going along quite nicely,Im getting use to the new position on the bent & the seat pad which I was complaining about is not much of an issue now!!! I believe it was just me adjusting to how things were set up. Anyhow I need some advice on a carrier for the back of our car I have the towbar but what carriers are available out there to carry bents????

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Re: BIKE CARRIER

Postby vonhazza » Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:03 pm

PEDALPOWER44 wrote:Hi all,

Well things a going along quite nicely,Im getting use to the new position on the bent & the seat pad which I was complaining about is not much of an issue now!!! I believe it was just me adjusting to how things were set up. Anyhow I need some advice on a carrier for the back of our car I have the towbar but what carriers are available out there to carry bents????

Cheers

Steve

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Hi Steve good to see your seat is working out for you.
I have Rack that straps to the boot lid and has 2 arms that slide through the frame of the bike, used it half a dozen times now and has proved to be very secure, Bought from Anaconda on special about $80.

http://www.cellbikes.com.au/p_63_ALAGA_ ... _Low_Price

I was looking for a picture of the type of rack I have but this is the actual rack at cell.
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Postby PEDALPOWER44 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:20 pm

Thanks for your reply Steve.

I will have a look around on the net to see what's available but that one looks good.

I will have to take some snaps and post them soon of the (FLEXI BACK)

All going well might catch up for a ride this Saturday if you have time.

Cheers

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Re: RE carrier

Postby vonhazza » Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:21 pm

PEDALPOWER44 wrote:Thanks for your reply Steve.


All going well might catch up for a ride this Saturday if you have time.

Cheers

Steve :D

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Hi Steve, How about meeting up at Slacks Creek bikeway and doing a loop around Edens Landing and back up past the Hyperdome.
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Re: RE carrier

Postby vonhazza » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:34 am

vonhazza wrote:
PEDALPOWER44 wrote:Thanks for your reply Steve.


All going well might catch up for a ride this Saturday if you have time.

Cheers

Steve :D

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Hi Steve, How about meeting up at Slacks Creek bikeway and doing a loop around Edens Landing and back up past the Hyperdome.


Hi Steve PP just a footnote to a ride on Saturday, Speedpedal Tamborine are bringing a Greenspeed Anura Trike over for My Wife & I to test at 9am so I will not be available for a ride until after Lunch.
My mate Denis and his Wife are comming over for a test ride and if you are interested you are welcome as well.
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Postby PEDALPOWER44 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:06 am

Hi Steve, who could say no to a ride on the Greenspeed Anura?? I have been looking at them on Greeenspeeds website and I must say they look a lot more traffic friendly being higher and all, I also like the idea that two can be coupled together to form a tandem with disc brakes to boot on all wheels!!!!


So count me in I will give you a call tonight so we can arrange a time.


Thanks for your invite

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Re: bike ride

Postby vonhazza » Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:44 am

PEDALPOWER44 wrote:Hi Steve, who could say no to a ride on the Greenspeed Anura?? I have been looking at them on Greeenspeeds website and I must say they look a lot more traffic friendly being higher and all, I also like the idea that two can be coupled together to form a tandem with disc brakes to boot on all wheels!!!!


So count me in I will give you a call tonight so we can arrange a time.


Thanks for your invite

Steve :D

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You're welcome.
Tried to send you a PM but it,s not showing in my sent box, so if you get 3 or 4 post please don't think me insane,
If you don,t get the PM I will be at work tonight but should be on a break about 6pm.
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Postby Uba Tracker » Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:37 pm

Hey there Blokes, way too much fun happening in the Slacks Creek area this weekend. Just an off topic question, have either of you gents received anything regarding the Bris to GC in the mail yet?

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Postby vonhazza » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:58 pm

Uba Tracker wrote:Hey there Blokes, way too much fun happening in the Slacks Creek area this weekend. Just an off topic question, have either of you gents received anything regarding the Bris to GC in the mail yet?

cheers

Harry


Hi Harry, there's no such thing as too much fun! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Bris to GC still a month away so don't panic just yet.

Should get some good pic's of our test tomorrow, there might be a Greenspeed folding Trike as well if it fits in the car
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Postby PEDALPOWER44 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:07 pm

Hi Harry great to hear from you :D

To answer your question I haven't received anything as of yet from BQ sent my registration in about 2 weeks ago, might be a good Idea to chase it up to get confirmation from them.
Anyhow hows things where you are been much riding happening?????

Cheers

Steve :D

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PS I still crack up laughing when I read that post where you said you like to make a social event of the brissie to the coast ride where we have a break every 25ks or so, Steve & I can have coffee & cake & you can have CPR. :lol: CLASSIC!!!!!!!!
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Postby Uba Tracker » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:30 pm

G'day Steve(s), I won't panic since you haven't received your info pack yet. Riding? Yeah have logged a hundred k's this week, which sounds kind of slack but that was two rides, so not feeling too guilty. I'm really looking forward to the B2GC, and meeting you guys. Nice to see the days getting a bit longer too :D :D

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Postby Low Racer » Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:01 pm

Just placed an order for one of this carrier. A Gripsport 'Hi-Ride'
Double bike carrier.
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Postby Uba Tracker » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:15 pm

Hi Chong, who did you place the order with? Might just get m'self one of those :D

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Postby Low Racer » Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:01 pm

Hi Harry,
Here is the link:-

http://www.gripsport.com.au/main.php?part=products

Towbar Carrier - 'Hi-Ride'
Double, with 'Quick-Grip' release.

RRp $378 + $35 postage (most other capital cities)

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Postby PEDALPOWER44 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:54 am

Hi Chong,

Is this carrier suitable to carry Recumbents as well????

Why I ask is at the moment I'm looking at a THULE carrier.

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Postby Low Racer » Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:19 pm

The track can be adjusted upto 170cm, so I am told. The wheel base for the LR is approx 135cm and HR is 138cm. So based on that I have decided to get one for transporting the M5 CHR. Might need to secure the bike with some tie ropes.

Will report back when I get the bike and the carrier.

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Postby Uba Tracker » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:51 pm

Low Racer wrote:Hi Harry,
Here is the link:-

http://www.gripsport.com.au/main.php?part=products

Towbar Carrier - 'Hi-Ride'
Double, with 'Quick-Grip' release.

RRp $378 + $35 postage (most other capital cities)

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Thanks bloke, will definately check them out :wink:

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Postby Kalgrm » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:55 pm

Whoa - you guys want to spend a lot. Let me go out and photograph what I do.

Back in a sec ....

Here we go: The rack is a $100 rack from my LBS. Nothing special - just straight bars that I tie the bike onto, using either occy straps or ratchet straps. (I didn't bother tying is on here, since you'll see how it's done easily enough.)

Now that I have the spoke fairing ("disc wheel") I remove the rear wheel for transporting the bike. Before I built that, it was fine as you see it here. Longer trips might have had me removing both wheels sometimes though.

Cheers,
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Postby Low Racer » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:22 pm

Hi Graeme,
You should have chipped in earlier :shock: . That's ingenious and never thought of mounting it that way. I will still be very afraid mounting the M5 that way though.

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Postby Kalgrm » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:25 pm

Yeah, sorry about that - I don't monitor every single thread. :oops:

For the M5, I'd be tempted to buy a roof-rack mounting system. The M5 mounted on a Batmobile would be awsome! :)

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Postby Uba Tracker » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:35 am

Hmmmmmmm, haven't placed that order yet, maybe just as well. That looks beaut Graeme, I reckon I can work with that, thanks a bunch :wink:

cheers

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Postby Low Racer » Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:45 pm

Hi guys,
The bike carrier had arrived and fits the low/high racers perfectly (not at the same time though). I did have some doubts after I ordered it. Now I am a happy camper :P .

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Postby PEDALPOWER44 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:24 pm

Hi all, well I took the plunge and purchased a Thule carrier today so now I'm set to carry the bent around it attaches to the tow ball and folds up for easy storage.

BTW: My Avatar looks nothing like me or does it :wink:

Cheers

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Postby Uba Tracker » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:02 pm

G'day Steve, ah so you went with the Thule, good choice, I checked out their site after you mentioned them :wink: .
Now I'll reserve my opinion as to whether your avatar is a self portarit until after the B2GC, BUT, I can't help thinking that this could be what the mono brow baby off the Simpsons would look like as a teenager, you know the one I mean Maggies arch rival. Sigh.............. too much Simpsons :oops: .............................my kids made me do it.

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Postby vonhazza » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:04 pm

PEDALPOWER44 wrote:Hi all, well I took the plunge and purchased a Thule carrier today so now I'm set to carry the bent around it attaches to the tow ball and folds up for easy storage.

BTW: My Avatar looks nothing like me or does it :wink:

Cheers

Steve :D

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Hi Steve good news on the rack, is there room for 2 bents?

BTW: your avatar looks nothing like you , it's much better looking :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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