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Old 10-05-06, 12:18 AM
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Awesome bike rack

New Opel bike rack for europe.

http://www.autoblog.com/2006/10/04/h...way-bike-rack/





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Old 10-05-06, 12:20 AM
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I have no idea why I see the images in triplicate when edit shows them in the message once. hopefully it'll fix itself.
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Old 10-05-06, 02:22 AM
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ahh, those europeans....
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Old 10-05-06, 03:24 AM
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I wish more cars had facilities like that for a bike rack, especially American cars. That foldout rack is a work of art, pure and simple.
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Old 10-06-06, 07:25 PM
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I'd like to see a bike on it. Still trying to visualize how the bike sits on it.
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Old 10-06-06, 08:37 PM
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*sigh* Why does Europe always get all the cool cars/car stuff?
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Old 10-06-06, 08:41 PM
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Check the link, it has more pictures. The vehicle is essentially the same as the Saturn Vue, so it may in fact come to the U.S....maybe.
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Old 10-06-06, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by BostonRob
I'd like to see a bike on it. Still trying to visualize how the bike sits on it.
It looks to me like the left crankarm is inserted into one of those vertical tubes and the two tires are strapped onto the horizontal extensions.

I agree it is a very neat design. The obvious drawback is the cost. I'm estimating around $30,000 to $40,000 counting the vehicle that it's part of.
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Old 10-06-06, 09:18 PM
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Remeber, Opel is owned by General Motors.
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Old 10-07-06, 01:09 AM
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Remeber, Opel is owned by General Motors.
Seems like a good idea, but hope it only goes wrong under the warranty period. Heard about this earlier in the year- but the model it is fitted to is one of the top end models and is not a standard fitting. It has to be ordered on a new vehicle and I think the cost for retro fitting would blow my cycling budget for the next 5 years.
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