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Kyle_Phoenix_Cruiser
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« on: July 29, 2014, 04:10:59 pm »

I wanted to share that I've been trying some different brands of bike racks to see how well the work with the fiberglass rear cap on the Phoenix Cruiser.

Different racks have their own strengths and weaknesses as it relates to holding the bikes & working with the vehicle they are attached to.

So far, my favorite and least expensive option has been the Allen Sport hitch mount rack available on Amazon.
We use the three bike model (photos attached).

Here is a link to Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Allen-Sports-Deluxe-3-Bike-Receiver/dp/B001M4KXDM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1406663955&sr=8-2&keywords=bike+rack

Strengths:
CHEAP!!!
Easy to put bikes on & off
Our folding child's trailer can be strapped on
Enough clearance for our handlebars to not scratch rear cap

Drawbacks:
This style of hitch does not work well with drop-bar (ladies style) bikes
This hitch comes with a hitch-pin that requires a wrench to tighten.
(This is also a strength because this style of hitch pin vibrates & shakes less!)
No built-in locks

Anyone else have experience with bike racks?
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Kyle Herschberger
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2014, 10:22:37 pm »

Kyle

This is how we carry and store our bikes

      

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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 08:52:39 am »

That's beautiful! I assumed if you were towing a vehicle, the bikes would have to be mounted to the rear of the towed vehicle. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014, 09:33:16 am »

Kyle

The bikes travel between the PC and the tow vehicle.  When we are ready for a side trip we move the bikes to the car.

Barry
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 11:51:52 pm »

sport rack used on front of city busses can adapt to front trailer hitch and are available on scrap busses they are stainless steel

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2014, 11:55:13 am »

Good Job
   Since a lot of us research things wanted to include my alternative to a bike rack.    http://rvbicycleproject.blogspot.com/
I looked a lot of racks etc but went with the folding bikes... just an alternative..
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