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    Zafira B - suggestions on rear cycle rack?

    Hi

    I need to get a rear cyle rack for my Zafira B and looking at suggestions. It will be for my bike, and 2 kids ones.

    Any advice appreciated. Looking for sugestions as there is different types, so will go for one that will cause less damage to the car.

    Thanks

    Scott

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    if you have a towbar then i'd go for a thule which will go onto the towbar and has its own lights and number plate carrier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zafgsi View Post
    if you have a towbar then i'd go for a thule which will go onto the towbar and has its own lights and number plate carrier.
    Gets my vote, saves the back of the car getting scratched to bits with the strap on kind (ooooeeer). Vauxhall also do their own variation on that as well.

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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Thule-946-Euro...QQcmdZViewItem

    just had a quick look on ebay. this is the sort of thing i'm on about.
    there will be other varients no doubt, just a matter of finding what suits you best
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    That looks brill except I dont have a tow bar on my zaf B - shame as I agree about thoe tow bar ones.

    Scott

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    I have http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Thule-Rideon-9...742.m153.l1262 fitted to my towbar. To be honest I'm not that impressed.

    It's to do with the fact I have a removable swan neck towbar but on the move the rack wobbles around alarmingly. You could actually get seasick if you watched it behind you it's so bad. I guess it's 'cos the mounting is so far away from the tow ball. To make it stable you have to have a couple of ratchet straps attached.

    Another thing that annoys is the rack is supposed to tilt to allow access to the hatch. Problem on the Zafira is the hatch is vertical and so large so with bikes fitted it only opens about 6"-12"

    Course all this is irrelevant to you as you don't have a towbar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slewis1972 View Post
    Hi

    I need to get a rear cyle rack for my Zafira B and looking at suggestions. It will be for my bike, and 2 kids ones.

    Any advice appreciated. Looking for sugestions as there is different types, so will go for one that will cause less damage to the car.

    Thanks

    Scott

    I was going to get a Towbar fitted and go down the rack-on-a-towbar route, but gave up due to cost. Although it's not a priority to be able to transport the bikes (3), wasting money is - So I got a DTUK box instead

    Seriously, I scoured ebay and picked up some Thule roof bars for £16. Just need to get the cycle carriers at a rock bottom price now....

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    I've got a pair of Thule 591's which I had on OE bars for the Vectra.
    Just need to find a pair of aero bars for the Zafira & I'll be away.
    For your sort of load do not even consider the strap on ones. I had a strap on once on my works Astra & carried 1 bike which was fine apart from the pedals digging in the paint work. I put 2 bikes on it once & the thing swayed all over the place.

    With the roof carriers you can't even see them to worry about them so buy the best to give you confidence. The Thule's are brill, I sat at 70 all the way up the motorway no worries but by all means buy yourself a strap on if your curious

    Cheapest place I found was http://www.skidrive.co.uk/index.php

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    I always put the bikes on the roof when we go away. I don't have the roof bars so bought a roof rack on ebay and then put my Thule 0n to that. Works a treat and I still have full access to the boot.

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