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    I'm in need of opinions for a bike carrier.

    My old astra had a roof mounted rack that did the job, but it was a right pain to get the bikes on and off each time.

    So I'm thinking about 2 options and wonder if anyone has them what they think about them

    Option 1
    Roof rack and gas assisted lifting (basically the bikes are mounted on the side of the car then lifted ont the roof rack and secured

    Option 2
    Get a tow bar fitted and a tow bar mounted rack

    I'm thinking option 2 will be slightly more due to the tow bar but at last I have the option of towing things not that I plan on buying a caravan anytime soon.

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    I have the Vauxhall roof bars and Vauxhall bike carrier. Actually I have three bike carriers mounted on the bars.

    Dead easy to use, not a bad price nd out of the way, safely on the roof. I can post a pic if you wish?

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    Hi Maverick,

    is this what you have:

    http://www.vauxhall-accessories.com/...70&item_id=324

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    No quite, I don't have the arm to lift them.

    Heres mine :-



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    Car looks great Matt.....

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    just what i was thinking spoons, what a colour !!

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    I have a tow ball mounted carrier, and it's ace. It actually clamps to the ball and can be fitted in less than 30 seconds. It also folds up really neatly for storage.

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    you need a set of snowflakes on the caravan!!


    Back to topic,
    I use the Thule roof bar and bike rack, got them from halfords a few years ago, no problems, and there lockable.

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    I don't fancy lifting the bikes onto the roof by hand - especially as my other half is 5'3" and will want to go out on her own at times. I can just see the peddal meeting the side of the car on the way up after a long bikeride.

    I second the colour looking good (as I have exactly the same!) but reminds me I need to actually clean it so it looks like that again :-)

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    It's not so bad as I am 6ft, but I think the idea of the gas strut assisted system is very good.

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