scolba

Bike rack on 220ssi?

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Hey dudes. Still snowing in central il, so I’m forced to only dream of the upcoming season. :)

With that in mind, I’m scheming.

The first mate and I like to cruise the Illinois river, and make some stops at the towns along it, but we would like to venture off the river a bit further. So we are thinking of taking the bikes along this year. But I would really like to keep them up off the swim platform, if possible.

So I was wondering, has anybody ever experimented with a bike rack off the back of the sun-pad area? Maybe using the grab bar as a mounting point? Any ideas on which styles might work better for this? Any other ideas to keep me from spiraling into a still-winter-lack-of-boating-depression? Lol

thanks!

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12 hours ago, scolba said:

Hey dudes. Still snowing in central il, so I’m forced to only dream of the upcoming season. :)

With that in mind, I’m scheming.

The first mate and I like to cruise the Illinois river, and make some stops at the towns along it, but we would like to venture off the river a bit further. So we are thinking of taking the bikes along this year. But I would really like to keep them up off the swim platform, if possible.

So I was wondering, has anybody ever experimented with a bike rack off the back of the sun-pad area? Maybe using the grab bar as a mounting point? Any ideas on which styles might work better for this? Any other ideas to keep me from spiraling into a still-winter-lack-of-boating-depression? Lol

thanks!

I'll be watching this post.  Thought of this often as we boat in Pittsburgh and there is also great biking.  Love to combine the two. 

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The grab bar on the back of the motor box (sunpad) is not a good candidate to mount a bike rack to. Even if you could figure out how to attach it, I would be concerned it would apply  too much torque. Other than the integrated or extended swim platform, there is not much space on a 220SSi big enough for a bike...

brick

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I suppose the torsional forces could be an issue, esp if wake/bouncing becomes an issue. 

So so I came across this. http://www.fendergrip.com/cg.html  Now, I’m not going to pay that many deer for that thing, but I do like the design. It focuses the weight down low, so the grab bar could be utilized for stability only with a strap, ensuring the forces are straight out.  So it makes me wonder if some large generic rack could be adapted in a similar manner....maybe something like this. Not sure if that would be tall enough though.

If these links are a no-no, let me know-know. :D

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I used to have one made for a hatchback car.  Used it on my 1980 Celica Supra.

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What about on the wakeboard racks of a tower. That would get some looks...

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8 hours ago, Futzin' said:

I used to have one made for a hatchback car.  Used it on my 1980 Celica Supra.

Hahaha. I had a 1980 Supra, too! It was yellow...

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I've carried my bike a few times with me. But it is no fun. I've been trying to come up with an idea to carry it in a better way. My swim platform is the only other answer but it's teak and I don't really want to drill holes in it just for a few times I'll take the bike. 

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2 hours ago, brick said:

Hahaha. I had a 1980 Supra, too! It was yellow...

brick

Great taste!  I loved that car, that long hood.  Had it 9 years.  Sold it to help pay for my first boat . . . 

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My mom bought a 1979 Supra, first year they came out. She went to the Bahamas for vacation. Tom had a fun week after HS graduation.....

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Too funny.  What are the odds?  Mine had the alloy wheels from an '86 Supra; looked really sharp.  Maroon in color . . . 

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Ok, I wouldn't admit this elsewhere but I had a 1986 Celica GTS.  It was my first 'modern' car....had an electric moon roof, climate control and even had the power lumbar and a 2.0 liter 5 speed that moved out pretty decent for the day.  My buddy had a 1980 and my other buddy had a 86 Supra.

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At one point my eldest sister had a '78 Celica coupe (wooden steering wheel and shift knob), my other sister had an '81 Celica hatchback, and I had the '80 Supra.

I'll admit it anywhere!  :D

Very interesting the Celica and 220 overlap!  (and 210, MomTom)

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Oh oh, it is time to fess up!  My first car was a 58 Rambler Ambassador.  Big old boat of a car that only ran on seven of its eight cylinders.  It was popular with some buddies though because it had fold down seats.........a needed accessory for high schoolers!

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20 minutes ago, brick said:

I had a yellow 67 corvair once...

brick

Unattractive At Any Speed ... just kidding, sir!

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2 hours ago, brick said:

I had a yellow 67 corvair once...

brick

So that's where the yellow started!   :D

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I started much later in life. My first car was a 1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon. 350 Four barrel carb.....positrac automatic tranny.  Cranberry Velour interior with bucket seats. Power windows and door locks. A/C. No cruise control though.  I installed a sunroof on it. I was spoiled with it. My brother found it while making his rounds. An older couple sold it for 2K. I miss that car.

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3 hours ago, Futzin' said:

Unattractive At Any Speed ... just kidding, sir!

Hahaha. 

LMYAO

brick

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Sounds like you need a pair of folding bikes.

BTW- Mine was a "79 (?) Cadillac Sedan Deville.  Amazing how many people you can cram in the back seat.

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