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bicycle rack anyone?

Hey guys!

Guess what, here in Malaysia trailers are very very 'alien'!

Any ideas how to taking a Mountain Bike on my Dommie?

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The only ways I've seen it done are:
1) Sidecar
2) Fit a 'sissybar', take the wheels off and strap the frame and wheels upright to the rack/sissybar. Looks a bit cumbersome but seems to work!
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Thumbs up Ventura Products

If you are wanting a "sissy-bar" type pack rack, then this company makes very very good ones.
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They have been around forever. In fact I can STILL buy a new rack system for my '71 Suzuki T500, my '70 T125 Stinger, or the Vincent Rapide that's in my imaginary garage. All the usual travel-bike suspects are listed there. They make three different racks to fit the brackets, and I have usually got all three when I buy a kit as they are not expensive and the lower racks are good to have for just bopping around town or day rides. Their double, back-to-back packs work well too. The only problem with those is the temptation to put too much weight into them, high up.

Have a look.

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sissy bar!

yess!!
sissy bar sounds good, will take a look, maybe copy the design & have it custom made! Any pictures....
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Sorry - no piccies :-(

What I've seen was similar to the Ventura system suggested by Nigel but about twice the height so the bike frame could be rigidly strapped to it. I used to have a Ventura system and it was very good but I would think a little on the low side.

Basically you need an upside down U/V shapewith a 90 degree bend so that you can mount it to the bike on the frame somewhere near the saddle. There are usually some holes/fixing points for something else that you could use.
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