M.B Spares Newsletter No.120

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M.B Spares Newsletter No.120

Post by John Green » Thu 25 Jun, 2009 6:56 pm

The latest M.B Spares newsletter has just been published. You can see it here:

http://www.mbspares.com.au/Information/ ... o-120.aspx

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Re: M.B Spares Newsletter No.120

Post by DenDem » Sat 01 Aug, 2009 6:03 pm

I am unsure if this is where I place a question but here goes anyway. I have a W169 and want to put a bike rack on it. The ones I have found for this specific model seem to be thousands of dollars. Is there any cheaper way to carry 2 -3 bikes? They fit in the boot but when doing mountain bike trails there is a lot of mud and taking the front wheel off everytime is very frustrating. I hope someone has an answer out there. The only site that had a good solution was Bert in the UK!

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Bike rack for W169

Post by Tony From West Oz » Sat 01 Aug, 2009 9:55 pm

If your vehicle has a tow bar, there are bike racks which attach under the tow ball. I have seen these with 2 - 4 bikes on them.
I don't have a clue on a price for these and if you don't have a tow bar, it won't help you.

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Re: M.B Spares Newsletter No.120

Post by yellowsub » Sun 02 Aug, 2009 2:48 pm

DenDem wrote:I am unsure if this is where I place a question but here goes anyway. I have a W169 and want to put a bike rack on it. The ones I have found for this specific model seem to be thousands of dollars. Is there any cheaper way to carry 2 -3 bikes? They fit in the boot but when doing mountain bike trails there is a lot of mud and taking the front wheel off everytime is very frustrating. I hope someone has an answer out there. The only site that had a good solution was Bert in the UK!
How about this sort of thing:

http://www.thule.com.au/images/product_ ... rap-On.pdf

Cheaper knock-off type:

http://www.crazysales.com.au/bicycle-st ... ductID=663
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