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    Help - a cycle rack that will fit with my spoiler?

    Im looking in to taking up cycling a bit more seriously and travelling places with the bike. The only issue I have is that from everything I have looked at I havnt seen one which looks like it will fit with my car / spoiler combo.

    The car is a MK 4 convertible with a Irmscher standard coupe / cab spoiler.

    The rack would only need to carry a max of 2 bikes.

    What are people on here using? Any suggestions and if so where I can get one from and what sort of money would I be looking at please?

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    i was just about to say use a roof rack... but suppose that wouldnt work on a coupe
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    Most will fit over the spoiler wont they?

    I know mine does on my coupe
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    i have had problems with rear mounted carriers in the past, they rubbed the paint off of my cavaliers boot
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    i have used a roof rack in the past and have now switched to the idea of a trailer. if you get a rear mounted rack you will need a lighting board and you then cant open boot while your bikes are attached. thats why i am looking at a trailer idea, second hand trailer with straps then a lock to secure the bikes - just an idea

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    But then you've got the hassle/expense of getting a tow bar.. Best bet is most likely to pop along to halfrauds and ask for them to try a couple of racks they stock.. Aslong as you pay good money you shouldn't get cheap tat that'll leave your bike on the motorway!

    Or you could go for my way and sell your motor and get an astravan as you can just chuck the bikes in the back! Don't though cause I miss my astra!

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    unless you have a system whip wheels off and stick it in the boot.
    if you do have a system then next best thing would be as mentioned a detatchable tow bar and trailer.

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