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Default Bike Rack for a 35FC

Hi all,

I'm looking for a bike rack solution for the back of my 35FC. I dont have a 2" hitch receptacle so I was thinking of something that could be attached to the back and I could just hang the bikes.

I cant think of a time that i'll travel without at least 4 bikes so maybe room for 6 bikes would be perfect.

Just wondering if any of you experienced folks have seen anything like this.

Ready to hit the road..
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Check with Camping World, they sell racks that attach to your ladder. You would probably need at least two of them, as they only have mounts for two bikes. One would need to be mounted high, and one low. That would mean mounting two bikes on the bottom rack, then mounting two on the upper one. I use one to mount a tadpole recumbent trike by using the supports to hold the front axle in one set of cross bar supports that would normally support the upper frame bar.on a mans bike. If I was to use it for normal diamond frame bikes I would have plenty of room for two bikes. Considering the height of your rear ladder, you have plenty of room to accommodate two racks. They look like large parallel L shaped pieces of tubing with cradles for the bike frames on the short horizantal part of the L and hooks on the long vertical end that hook over one of the ladder rungs.


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I have a ladder bike rack and it only holds two bikes from what I remember. Don't use it anymore as I now have a 4 bike rack that goes into the hitch.

Surprised yours doesn't have a hitch.
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Maybe it's time to get the 2 inch receiver welded to that old hitch. Finn has pictures somewhere on the forum. Once you do this your bike rack possibilities are endless.

Eventually you will want to tow a car too so the receiver project will be done anyway
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Switch to unicycles
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Switch to unicycles
Or build a motorcycle rack and mount your bicycle to your motorcyle.

Lotta help aren't we

I second the receiver idea - then you have lots of options.
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Keep in mind that there are few dirtier places on the planet then the back end of a bus (especially a pusher bus) but the FC would be plenty dirty as well.

If you are a serious biker I doubt if you will be real happy with the bikes being hung on the back of the bus. Covers are OK but they get equally as filthy.

Just saying. The answer is get a toad vehicle back there large enough to put your bikes inside.
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I have had both a hitch set up for bikes and now tow a Honda Odyssey with two bikes inside....... The bikes inside works well........
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Hmmm.. dirty race bike.. Now i'm thinking that I would hate that...

My wife wouldn't mind if I put my bike in the bed for the trip. :-)
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Hmmm.. dirty race bike.. Now i'm thinking that I would hate that...

My wife wouldn't mind if I put my bike in the bed for the trip. :-)
Do you have a roof box? Maybe put the wheels inside, maybe in the shower? Put the frame(s) in the roof box. Road bikes? Mountain bikes?

I have hauled many bikes on the back of my FC. They don't get dirty unless you run in the rain. Then they are dirty with a capital D. Dirty bikes can be cleaned up. Keep em lubed and waxed no worries.

Sounds like you need a 2" hitch welded up.
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