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Old 03-25-2016, 09:56 AM   #29
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Have you tried taking off a wheel or two?
That wasn't the issue, it's the opposing handle bars. I bought fitted covers and the back end tapered. But oddly enough I could slide one over both because they're so close. So I think a different cover is in order.
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:38 AM   #30
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I wonder if you really need a cover when going down the road. We have had the Fiamma for several years without a cover and the bikes have come through very clean when towing. Maybe just something to put over them when in camp will do, might work well enough.
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:45 AM   #31
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I'm mostly concerned with inclement weather exposure and not advertising what they are.

Not getting them covered in bug guts is why I don't have a rack over the propane tanks.
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Old 03-25-2016, 12:41 PM   #32
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My bikes do fine on the back. I normally cover them at night, especially if it looks like it is going to rain.

We'll be on some non-asphalt roads in the Yukon and Alaska this summer. We won't take our best mountain bikes. I normally carry one 29er and one 26.

My one gripe about the Fiamma is that the bikes ride so close together. I wrap rubber gasket material around areas that rub and secure with zip ties.
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Old 03-25-2016, 01:37 PM   #33
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I'm mostly concerned with inclement weather exposure and not advertising what they are.

Not getting them covered in bug guts is why I don't have a rack over the propane tanks.
True, but they are mountain bikes which always look dirty and bug guts are easy to remove if not left on too long.

On issue I've noticed with my Arvika bike rack is with my ARE camper top. You have to be careful about the angle of the trailer to the tow vehicle. The bike rack tire rails gets very close to the camper shell when backing into a tight spot and you've got a sharp angle going between trailer and tow vehicle.

I'd probably prefer a rear bike rack but the Fiamma looks like an installation nightmare with my Classic bumper and pull out tray.

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My bikes do fine on the back. . .
My one gripe about the Fiamma is that the bikes ride so close together. I wrap rubber gasket material around areas that rub and secure with zip ties.
Me too. I've been tying a piece of old bike inner tube (the ones that blow when I leave the bikes out in the hot sun for example) around the possible contact points.

I've read you can get a longer support arm from Fiamma to separate the bikes better. Also the lower rack tire support rails can be moved sideways some if that helps. I'm going to look into these. Otherwise the rack is fantastic and it relieves some trailer tongue weight, another good thing.
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I have two AS trailers, each with a Fiamma bike rack. Fiamma makes covers that fit, includes a sleeve for the license plate, and are translucent presumably allowing the lights to shine through, but it is not available in the USA. I have sent Fiamma USA emails asking if they would import but have been told they are not available. With so many AS having Fiamma bike racks, you would think that they would make these available as an accessory.

Maybe Airstream could help with this effort.

anyone going to Europe and want to mule some back?
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I purchased the extended arm from amazon.co.uk. It came in about 2 weeks. Here is a search of their website for fiamma bike cover:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...er%2Caps%2C247
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I purchased the extended arm from amazon.co.uk. It came in about 2 weeks. Here is a search of their website for fiamma bike cover:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...er%2Caps%2C247
Interesting; this raises a couple of questions:
  • so you can order from Amazon.UK and they will ship to USA? Do you have to set up a separate account? I have never used a foreign Amazon domain
  • Think it would be the Caravan cover for our Fiamma racks?
Good find!
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I purchased the extended arm from amazon.co.uk. It came in about 2 weeks. Here is a search of their website for fiamma bike cover:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...er%2Caps%2C247

Is this the arm that you ordered?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fiamma-Bike-...mma+bike+cover
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Well we moved today, about 30 minutes outside town. Nothing bad happened, so that's good. On another note, took a measurement.

You would need a 14 inch U lock to go around both bikes and the Fiamma in the center. Going to see if I can find one. If not I might get security chain like above videos.
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My wife and I were walking streets of San Francisco and I noticed a guy unlocking
"his bike" , did a double take and saw he was using a small hydraulic jack, popped the U-lock and rode off all within 15-20 seconds max. I now use U-lock and 1/2 to 5/8 coated chains to lock my Sondors Ebikes. Will soon have GPS pedals on bikes with alarm to know when they're moving and where they are by cellphone app.
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Just purchased this Fiamma extender arm from eBay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/272144256969.

I adds approximately 10 inches of reach over the standard (block) for much better bike separation.

It will ship from the UK for $52.29.
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I purchased my Fiamma D1 directly from Amazon UK. It cost me $62 (this included any tax/shipping charges) and came in about 1 - 2 weeks. Very easy to do - just point and click! Be careful and try to find your item being fulfilled by Amazon instead of from another company. I have found that I have less problems with the accuracy of Amazon's inventory accuracy and packing quality than that provided by some merchants (the exception being the mom and pop stores - they are great and fun to support).

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000YRRBN...986871_TE_item
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