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  1. Dismantling California bike rack

    General T5 Chat
    As above - does anyone have any experience doing this? Tips and tricks? Tutorial? Ideally even a YouTube video? I want to get it powder coated but worried that I start trying to take it apart I won't be able to put it back together. There is also the very high probability that I will fail in my...
  2. Powder coating Bristol - California bike rack

    General T5 Chat
    Just managed to get my hands on a cheap VW California bike rack. Now want to have it powder coated black. I've read on here that it's a pain and needs to be taken apart entirely. Anyone know if there's anywhere in Bristol that could do this? Was thinking of asking MAD Workshop. Any other ideas?
  3. Powder coating Bristol

    Customising / Modding
    Just managed to get my hands on a cheap VW California bike rack. Now want to have it powder coated black. I've read on here that it's a pain and needs to be taken apart entirely. Anyone know if there's anywhere in Bristol that could do this? Was thinking of asking MAD Workshop. Any other ideas?
  4. Using the VW OEM Tailgate Bike Rack with 4 bikes

    Customising / Modding
    Hey guys Treated myself to the expensive but very nice VW bike rack for the Transporter/Caravelle tailgate. But... I cannot for the life of me work out how to secure and lock the 4th bike?! I fear I'm being hugely thick. I have the removable arm, for securing it to the 2nd bike, but it has...
  5. Fiamma bike rack on T5 barn doors

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    We want to fit a bike rack on the barn doors of our T5. To carry just 2 bikes. Don't have a towbar. Have read several negative comments on here about the Fiamma model scratching and or working loose. But these reviews have been at least a couple of years old. Just wondering/hoping that Fiamma...
  6. Newbie - Bike Rack advice

    General T5 Chat
    Hello! We've just bought our first camper after many years of me planting the seed and many recent months looking. It's a T5 2013 with double barn doors - we were after a tailgate but this van ticked all the other boxes. We're really pleased with it and are now looking for a bike rack to...
  7. Bike Rack Caravelle

    General T5 Chat
    Hi I have a Caravelle 57 plate with a sport line face lift and rear spoiler... I need a bike rack for it ideally for 4 bikes if possible. Any suggestions? thanks Tony
  8. Powercoating Cali Bike Rack up north

    Customising / Modding
    As the title. I have read it is a pain to do but I was hoping someone can recommend a company around Scun-thorpe that would Powercoat a Cali bike rack. Also if you know how much it would cost. Thanks
  9. Bike racks for tailgate opening T5.1

    General T5 Chat
    Hi all So we're off to Europe this summer and will be taking 3 adult bikes. I'm going to need a rack which has the following features: > Secure - the bikes and rack need to lock to the van > Able to carry 3 bikes > Decent quality > Won't attract the gendarme for number plate or lights being...
  10. Carrying bikes inside the van after a full conversion

    General T5 Chat
    I have recently had a full camper conversion done and I'm trying to work out the best way to continue to transport my bikes inside the van. Has anyone come up with a good solution? Any suggestions appreciated ? Thanks
  11. T4 panel van outhouse and bike rack

    T4 Conversions
    Hi, I've recently bought a T4 panel van/camper conversion to take myself around Europe in pursuit of adventure (YAYY) and am looking for an outhouse and a bike rack for the van (its got 'barn' doors on the back). Does anyone have any tips about the best ones to get? Ideally, if people could...
  12. What's the best tailgate bike rack please?

    General Van Chat
    Just picked up my new-to-me T4 Caravelle. (The power! The quiet ride! The air-con! Oh, this is bliss after my old T4 800-not-all-that-Special.) Thing is, I want to carry 2 bikes regularly (4 bikes occasionally) on the tailgate. Saw a fantastic rack today but close inspection showed it had a...
  13. T4 replacement tailgate gas struts for fiamma bike rack

    T4 Conversions
    Hi there, A quick question regarding replacement tailgate gas struts. I need some to hold up the tailgate of my T4 with bikes and a fiamma bike rack as at the moment its hard to even open it! Any idea where to get these and what pressure they should be for two bikes? Many thanks, James
  14. Advice plz: Witter ZX200 Bike Carrier - VW T5 Tailgate Model???

    General T5 Technical
    Has anyone used this model for T5 on tailgate model??? Any info is much appreciated... Looking to purchase towbar bike carrier, but don't fancy paying 300-400 when we only occasionally cycle! Cheers T:
  15. Company to supply and fit Bike carrier

    T5 Conversions
    Hi guys, I'm looking at getting a bike rack for the van, being bit of a tart I don't want something that's permanently on show (I've also got a rear spoiler so I can't use a Fiamma bike rack) I have however heard about the westfalia detachable tow bar with the Strada DL4 bike carrier. My...
  16. Bike Rack

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Can anyone help please.....we want to put a bike rack on our T5 barn doors but we have spoilers attached to them, it does seem that its not possible but we dont fancy paying for a tow bar and rack, is the only alternative?? thanks any thoughts
  17. Questionnaire on bicycle carriers/racks - give your expert opinion!

    General Van Chat
    Hi All, If you have a spare 2 minutes in your day would you mind completing a questionnaire about rear door mounted bicycle racks/carriers please? We would like some information for a design project and your experienced input would help us immensely. The survey can be accessed here...
  18. Boot struts

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    I've got a bike rack on the back of my Caravelle. It's a VW bike rack so I wonder if it's nice and lightweight and designed to not put a lot of pressure on the boot. Anyway, the boot was saggy which I thought was probably due to a combination of the bike rack's weight and the struts just being...
  19. Seasucker suction cup bike rack

    T5 Conversions
    Well, this seems like a good idea: http://www.seasucker.com/shop/mini-bomber/#tab-description Been trying to figure out a way to mount bikes (occasionally) on the back of my barn door (with spoiler) T5 without spoiling the lines (with a fiamma barn door rack, just ugly) or going for an uber...
  20. Reimo cycle rack

    T5 Conversions
    Our bikes don't have horizontal crossbars so they don't seem to fit properly on a rear door Reimo rack. The fixtures that you clamp on to the crossbar don't seem to rotate to other angles. As the instructions that come with the rack are almost non-existent does anyone have any advice about how...
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