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  Reply # 1819156 10-Jul-2017 20:24
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We've got a two pronged bike rack, but without the red fasteners. I've always had the best luck fastening bikes behind the seat tube, and between the down tube and the top tube:

 

 

It looks to me like you could rotate the red fasteners 90 degrees and fasten them "sideways" to the seat tube. If not, maybe pop them off and use a small bungee on the back?




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  Reply # 1819242 10-Jul-2017 22:31
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Thanks folks. I looked at hanging it behind the seat but not much space - more because of the red fasteners. I will try again this coming weekend by moving those around before going with the adapter.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1819419 11-Jul-2017 10:33
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mudguard:
fizzychicken:

 

I have an old MTB with a similar (possibly even worse) stupid shape for the rack. As my bikes are all larger than normal I now rack mine in a way that they all stick out in the same direction (to the passenger side) so that I only have one side to be concerned about.

 

frame doesnt even complete on that one.

 



I love the old monocoque Enduros. I may have four of them...

 

Me too, they are fairly overweight but they feel like tanks to me...you can hit something (usually trees for me) at a decent speed and the frame just takes it,  they are welded well.
I ride a 21.5" frame 29er mostly now, it fits the rack fine but hangs out the sides of my small car more than any other bike.





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  Reply # 1819451 11-Jul-2017 11:04
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cadman:

 

But don't forget it's 1.275m maximum from the vehicle's longitudinal centre too, not just 2.55m total width.

 

 

 

 

The third decimal place in the rule amuses me.  It's 5mm. 

 

An enforcement officer would never be able to measure to that degree of accuracy road side.

 

As long as you don't off centre the bike too much (it's probably only 1.8m long) should be fine.

 

If in doubt whip the outside wheel off.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1819455 11-Jul-2017 11:07
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MikeAqua:

 

Beware the roof-top bike mount.  They are out of sight and out of mind.  I know someone sealed who has totalled her expensive  MTB more than once forgetting it was up there and driving into the garage ...

 

 

Perhaps a forward facing reversing sensor mounted to the highest point of the load might solve her problem...

 

 

Fortunately not my partner.  Her hubby put a sign saying "watch the sealed bike - with love" above the garage door.  That did the trick.





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  Reply # 1819946 11-Jul-2017 21:55
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fizzychicken:

 

 

 

Me too, they are fairly overweight but they feel like tanks to me...you can hit something (usually trees for me) at a decent speed and the frame just takes it,  they are welded well.
I ride a 21.5" frame 29er mostly now, it fits the rack fine but hangs out the sides of my small car more than any other bike.

 

 

 

 

Yeah they're a little beefy. This is what spare bedrooms are for... 

 

 

 

 

And it doesn't include my favourite version which was in the other room.

 

I've got a 2014 version now. It's right on 13kg.


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  Reply # 1819955 11-Jul-2017 22:23
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Batman: in terms of licence plate ... well I'm in the "there's no other way" camp. I've seen people write it on a laminated white paper, whereas the rest don't care. 

 

Supplementary plates were introduced in 2011 and cost $19.69 (+$12.00 for a bag, if you want one). https://www.licensys.com/nz_forms.php#supplementary

 

According to NZTA, "Displaying a non-approved plate or something that could be mistaken for a plate could mean a maximum fine of $5000." https://www.nzta.govt.nz/vehicles/licensing-rego/number-plates/ 

 

"Could" being the operative word. If you got pulled over, I think most cops would recognise you're making an effort and let it slide. If they didn't you'd get a $150 infringement notice. A bit different with an obscured licence plate though - you'd be highly likely to get the $150 fine.




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  Reply # 1823017 15-Jul-2017 20:27
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Called around to try and find that Rhino-rack adapter but any retailer had to order in - stopped at Pack & Pedal Porirua and they had a similar one, a different brand. Bought that and this is the result:

 

 

Pretty happy with that and the plate is not hidden. The lights are still visible too.


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  Reply # 1823019 15-Jul-2017 20:33
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Much safer and tidier!


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  Reply # 1823028 15-Jul-2017 21:28
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Good result. Got to be happy with that

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  Reply # 1823038 15-Jul-2017 22:20
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Looks very good. A great outcome.

 

Getting bikes to fit on a rack satisfactorily can be a real pain sometimes, and can take some working out. Pleased you got it sorted out.





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