More bike-related things to sell. This has been sitting around in my bike room (laundry) for quite a while now taking up valuable space which could otherwise be for another bike.Thule 9105 ClipOn High boot-mounted 2-bike carrier
It looks like this:
It looks like this on a car:
I used this for several years on a Mk 3 VW Golf (that's a Mk 4 in the picture). When I changed cars (to another Golf†), I switched to roof-racks. To be honest, I preferred the boot-mounted carrier. I've had fewer "incidents", if you know what I mean. That included driving into a supermarket car park after a ride, not realising my bike wouldn't fit under the height barrier. End result was destroying a precious Selle San Marco Era saddle which I'm still trying to find a replacement for.
Anyway, enough about me and my stupidity. I would have kept using this bike carrier except it wasn't compatible with my new car. The little shade at the top of rear window gets in the way of the metal straps on the carrier. However, according to the compatibility guide
you can now get another part (9115 upper clip
) for $31 RRP to replace the original metal straps. This supposedly lets it fit over rear windows with spoilers/shades.Compatibility chart is here
. Check for your car under "9105 Clip-On High".What's good.
No more issues driving into car porch, garage, supermarket car park, McDonald's drive-thru, etc.
Very stable and secure as it holds the bikes by the wheels and the frame. Bikes won't get scratched as they are not swinging around.
Doesn't obscure your number plate or rear lights (probably).
It's lockable. Includes 2 x keys.
Fitting or removing from the car is a 2-3 minute job, unlike the roof racks and carriers which is a 10-15 minute job for me.
It will fit most bikes. I have had road bikes, hardtail and full suspension MTBs. I wouldn't try putting a downhill bike (let alone TWO downhill bikes) on it though as that's a lot of weight on the boot.
Doesn't add much length to the car so you can quite safely park most places. No problems reverse parking.What's not.
scratch your car boot, unless you are meticulous about cleaning every speck of dust before you fit the carrier to your boot.
It takes a bit of space in the bike room, but really, it's no different to a set of roof racks and roof-mounted bike carriers.
You might have to see this to understand, but it can take a bit of fiddling to carry two full suspension MTBs. Reason for this is that the top tube clamp for the rearmost bike has to pass through
the frame of the bike nearest the rear window. Sometimes the rear shock can get in the way of the clamp so you just have to shift the bikes around a bit. Condition.
Well used. Cosmetic scratches but it is a very solid product and this doesn't affect the usability.
$160 negotiable. Make me an offer.
It cost me just over $300 years ago and it looks like it's now $345 RRP.
Pick-up Abbotsford. I might even be able to drop it off on the weekend if you are somewhere in the eastern suburbs. PM me.
† Are you seeing a pattern here?