View Full Version : Cycle rack wanted

15-02-2007, 00:04
I am looking for a decent bike rack that will fit onto a 1993 Talbot Kontiki. Got one on already but it's scabby so looking to replace it with the same type and fittings. Must be VGC.

15-02-2007, 06:27
What breed/type is it?
I don't think you can beat ebay for finding this type of item.

15-02-2007, 07:30
Had a quick looksy and I can find the following...

Apologies! Have just noticed you had listed type of camper and most of these are for VWs!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fiamma-2-Cycle-Rack-Volkswagen-Type-2-Bike-Carrier_W0QQitemZ120084741437QQihZ002QQcategoryZ56 202QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Cycle-Bike-Rack-suits-VW-etc-Camper-Van-by-FIAMMA_W0QQitemZ330087748827QQihZ014QQcategoryZ989 5QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fiamma-bike-rack_W0QQitemZ290083484732QQihZ019QQcategoryZ36798 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fiamma-twin-bike-rack-for-T4-VW_W0QQitemZ170081166443QQihZ007QQcategoryZ56202QQ rdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

15-02-2007, 07:37
You see some good ones on ebay, but if you were looking for new ,towsure are pretty good on price.Brought a fiamma 4 from them couple years ago,fast delivery no problems fitted next day.

15-02-2007, 09:33
You see some good ones on ebay, but if you were looking for new ,towsure are pretty good on price.Brought a fiamma 4 from them couple years ago,fast delivery no problems fitted next day.

Had a look at the Ebay ones but not quite what I want but Towsure seems to be a good bet. Thanks.

15-02-2007, 14:35
I have decided I am going to need a bike rack and don't have a problem finding one, what worries me is how do you find out where the framework is on the rear wall/panel to drill into, dont want to make a pigs ear of it when I come to fit one. I bet there's some clever person on here who can help.
Thanks in advance.
Tony:) ;)

15-02-2007, 15:24
Just been having a look around since getting involved with this thread and found what I think could be the answer to what I am looking for, its a Thule 9402 , which is a towball mounted carrier, has anyone any experience of this carrier? wish I knew how to add a link to make it easier for anyone interested to have a look, but simple to google (Thule 9402) and you could see it. If anyone has one, or has seen one give me a review please.


15-02-2007, 15:39
No experience of the Thule one (but its certain to be good and expensive!) but we had a Paddy hopkirk one a few years ago


It fitted with just 3 R clips and gripped snugly on the towball (50mm not 2") and when I put all my weight (95kg) on it, it never budged, the only downside of them (for us anyway) was that you cannot tow whilst the rack is fitted. We now use either the roofrack ones (on the Rover or Renault) or the fitted Fiamma one on the camper , we still have to have the tag-along in the camper as there are too many of us!

15-02-2007, 16:48
Thanks for that Virgil, another one to consider, there is a very similar one to the Thule on that site you left a link to but could'nt find any prices on them, by the way its for the camper I want one for, thought it may save drilling to fit a Fiamma on.


15-02-2007, 16:56
Here is the first page I found when googling
You may be able to find them cheaper!

15-02-2007, 17:03
If it's any help ours is the "Carry Bike Pro" and I would recommend it to one and all!


David & Ann
15-02-2007, 17:59
I use my bike rack for carrying my generator, fuel for the gen: 8 ltrs max, as I have to keep a watch on the weight the rack is permitted to take. 36 kgs is max. The rack is reinforced with bolts, which is another thing watch out for. I have a garden box 6ft x 3ft 21/2ft, fits perfectly. Everything is shoved in there. I have two chains wrapped around it and locked with a padlock. I keep the total weight between 30 to 32kgs. No problems up to date.

16-02-2007, 08:48
Just spoke to freind who has a fiamma bike rack bolted on back and a witter for the tow bar ,he uses both.The only thing with the tow bar one, says it can be difficult two get four bikes on ,if all different types .Easy fitting with fiamma as adjustable.Hope this is helpfull.

16-02-2007, 11:47
Many Thanks Virgil & Gary for your comments, my only concern now is, how easy is "easy fitting", like how do you find position to drill into rear wall? do you drill right through? I don't want to make a mess, or a mistake.

Cheers Tony

16-02-2007, 15:18
[QUOTE=virgil]If it's any help ours is the "Carry Bike Pro" and I would recommend it to one and all!


QUOTE] Thanks for that Virgil. Just followed your link and asked for a copy of their stuff to be sent to my Sisters address ready for collection.

20-02-2007, 07:34
Also with the fiamma you can buy extending rails ,so you can offset the bikes .Very handy if carrying four bikes off different sizes.

27-03-2007, 17:00
Purchased/fitted one yet?

27-03-2007, 17:01
Ignore that last post Billy as I forgot you got your new one now! D'oh!