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Fiamma bike rack extension for chairs
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usermonty
Posted: 1 August 2020 11:37 AM
Subject: Fiamma bike rack extension for chairs
 
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I have a standard vw t5 fiamma bike rack, which I have used for years to carry two bikes. I am now trying to work out if I can carry our Lafuma loungers and camping table on it as well.

Does anyone have experience of doing this?

I can see how to add a third bike by adding a new rail to the “folding down bit”, between the two existing rails, and I have seen these for sale.

I have also seen extra rails for sale to add a fourth bike, but I do not know how you would do this on the existing structure as there is no room to fit a fourth rail.

So the only way that I could see this working is to replace the existing “folding down bit” with a longer one that could accommodate an extra two rails. I would then be able to secure my loungers and table on to these two extra rails, in an appropriate bag. The trouble is I can’t seem to find a longer “folding down bit” for sale, do they exist?

Apologies for my use of technical jargon!
userKeithl
Posted: 1 August 2020 7:23 PM
Subject: RE: Fiamma bike rack extension for chairs
 


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Monty,

The existing frame is telescopic and if you remove all the existing bolts it will extend to allow a fourth bike rail to be added.

Keith.
usermonty
Posted: 1 August 2020 8:57 PM
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Ha ha ha, I now feel incredibly foolish!!!

Thanks Keith, much appreciated.
userflicka
Posted: 2 August 2020 9:53 AM
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Don't forget to check the load rating for both the bike rack & it's mountings.
I suspect you may possibly exceed them, (depending on the weight of the bikes)
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