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Old 06-08-08, 04:30 PM   #1
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Bike Rack For A Mini Van

Hello All. I'm new here, just joined this evening.

I have a 2002 Chevy Venture (mini van) & someone gave me a bike rack that goes on the back. The label on it says BikeXtra Cycle Products Co. Problem is there aren't any instructions & I can't find any info on this rack or company.

I have figured out most of the rack but I can never seem to get all 4 feet to lay flat at the same time. Also, are 2 of the feet supposed to be on the window & 2 on the hatch?

Some of you may suggest putting the bike in the van - I've tried that since I have removed the back 4 seats but I've somehow managed to bend my basket plus my bike mirror gets in the way. I can't reach the top of my van since I'm only 5'3" so that's out of the question. (You should see me try to put my surfboard up there)

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-08-08, 05:12 PM   #2
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Is this the rack?

If so, it appears that the bicycle attachment is an accessory to a rack that is made to fit a specific vehicle. If your minivan isn't the vehicle it was made for, you may be SOL.
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Bike Rack For A Mini Van

Nope not even close.

Thanks anyway.
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Nope not even close.

Thanks anyway.
Can you take and post a pic of the rack?

If it's simple enough, you may not need instructions. Many of them mount in a similar fashion.
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Sure but where do I post it to?

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Post it right here in this thread.

If you're unfamiliar with posting hyperlinked images, click on the Advanced button, then on the paperclip icon. You can attach an image directly from your computer.
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Picture Of My Bike Rack

Ok give me a moment to pull the memory card from the reader & go outside.

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Picture of my bike rack

The system keeps telling me that my picture is too large so I reduce it - did this 3 times now. I'm afraid if I reduce it any more you won't be able to see them.

Got any ideas?
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Well, you could upload it to Photobucket.com, then paste the IMG code into your next post.
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If you have room in the van, what I've done is attach a couple of XPort Universal Mounts onto a piece of lumber (I think ours is on a 1x6 or 1x8 fence board). Cut the board to fit the width of your van so it fits on the floor. Then, remove the front wheel of the bike and mount it to the board. This'll help stabilize the bikes so they don't bang around while you're driving. If you're doing more than 1 or 2 it helps to angle the mounts to the handlebars don't all bash into each other.

Hope that helps! Good luck!
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