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Raven Flyer

1,296 posts

121 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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HereBeMonsters said:
Yes it is. I almost bought a Boxster instead of the Elise because of this.

If there was an Elise variant, I would snap it up like an overzealous nephew playing "snap".
There is nothing cool about a Boxster with a roof rack.

Either it goes inside, or you take your other car.

vwsurfbum

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392 posts

108 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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Raven Flyer said:
HereBeMonsters said:
Yes it is. I almost bought a Boxster instead of the Elise because of this.

If there was an Elise variant, I would snap it up like an overzealous nephew playing "snap".
There is nothing cool about a Boxster with a roof rack.

Either it goes inside, or you take your other car.
I do mainly take the Leon but for those days when she needs it because of the kiddies i use baby pig

HereBeMonsters

14,154 posts

79 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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Raven Flyer said:
HereBeMonsters said:
Yes it is. I almost bought a Boxster instead of the Elise because of this.

If there was an Elise variant, I would snap it up like an overzealous nephew playing "snap".
There is nothing cool about a Boxster with a roof rack.

Either it goes inside, or you take your other car.
I disagree.

Some Gump

7,365 posts

83 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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Raven Flyer said:
There is nothing cool about a Boxster with a roof rack.

Either it goes inside, or you take your other car.
bks, it's cool, as long as it is an mtb on knobblies.

billzeebub

3,512 posts

96 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Boxster bike rack very cool, shows a lack of compromise and sense of adventure, that your car isn't just a posing tool. I usually stick the bikes on the Corrado (roof mounted rack), even though I own 2 vastly bigger more practical bike carrying vehicles. When I go camping the Corrado also invariably gets taken. Great to be able to take the rack off at the other end and still have a compact performance car for diving around in..

vwsurfbum

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392 posts

108 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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sorry no pic with the MTB on it.

AyBee

6,982 posts

99 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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What's it attached to underneath?

vwsurfbum

Original Poster:

392 posts

108 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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AyBee said:
What's it attached to underneath?
Its got its on skid pan that fits to the already fitted engine skid plate. it makes the rest of the rack easily removed via two padlock holes

TonyHetherington

32,066 posts

147 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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That looks like it works pretty well!

vwsurfbum

Original Poster:

392 posts

108 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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it does, takes 2 mins to fit and once taken off, no one knows its there.

mk1fan

6,312 posts

122 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Looks like a neat solution.

Is there a weight limit on the bikes?

996 sps

6,115 posts

113 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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vwsurfbum said:

sorry no pic with the MTB on it.
Have you got a link to show where you get them from mate.

Spyder3400

141 posts

60 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Interesting solution there...have you tried it at speed? I always wonder if I had the bike on a rear mounted rack would it fly off at speed or worse would the car take off!


vwsurfbum

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392 posts

108 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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996 sps said:
Have you got a link to show where you get them from mate.
www.birdautomotive.com

Spyder, i have and apart from a little side to side movement its pretty solid.

My bikes are nice and light :wink: so no need to worry there, its only when i have to take a passenger i have to worry! :lol:

Raven Flyer

1,296 posts

121 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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vwsurfbum said:

sorry no pic with the MTB on it.
So much cooler than that awful roof rack.

vwsurfbum

Original Poster:

392 posts

108 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Raven Flyer said:
So much cooler than that awful roof rack.
and it wont get my roof dirty!


996 sps

6,115 posts

113 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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vwsurfbum said:
www.birdautomotive.com

Spyder, i have and apart from a little side to side movement its pretty solid.

My bikes are nice and light :wink: so no need to worry there, its only when i have to take a passenger i have to worry! :lol:
Thanks - looks smart.

Spyder3400

141 posts

60 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Good to know thanks, glad someone is putting in the testing!

HelenT

63 posts

36 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Sold my bike rack to VWsurfbum had 3 years of using it for my time trial bike(added a legacy estate to the car collection and it became redundant). Great piece of kit, I'd always wanted a Boxster and at the time it was the only way I could have one.I think it cost about £400 with shipping from the states.
Always raised a few eyebrows but I liked the fact that there was no risk of damaging the paintwork,and pretty easy to use (not quite as easy as chucking it in the back of an estate!)


Andy_sx

2,386 posts

103 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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that looks pretty smart, and I am almost certain it could be used on a VX / Elise with a bit of modification / bracing to the roll hoop (underside of it has bolts you could use) and attach underneath where the undetray / diffuser mounts to engine bracing...

I feel a bit of a plan coming on