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The Bushman
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can any one tell me how much a bantam weighs in total please I am thinking of buying a bike rack to go on the back of my van but need to find out the total weight of a complete bike.

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john.

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I had a rack on my car and it was at the top end of its carrying capacity. Made the handling interesting on twisty roads but nothing dangerous, provided you remembered what was hanging over the wheel base (not an issue with the bike swinging about in the rear view). Took it up to 70 mph on the motorway without issues.

It used to swing precariously, but never actually hit the back of the car so I assume it did it's job properly.

I was just about able to get the bike on the rack without assistance.

The bike would be about 110 - 115 kilo allowing for fuel etc.

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Peterg said
I had a rack on my car and it was at the top end of its carrying capacity. Made the handling interesting on twisty roads but nothing dangerous, provided you remembered what was hanging over the wheel base (not an issue with the bike swinging about in the rear view). Took it up to 70 mph on the motorway without issues.

It used to swing precariously, but never actually hit the back of the car so I assume it did it's job properly.

I was just about able to get the bike on the rack without assistance.

The bike would be about 110 - 115 kilo allowing for fuel etc.  

thanks for that peterg.

bit near the limit if I tell the truth, the dave cooper rack will safely carry 110 kilo so not sure if I will chance it .

john.

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Hi,

I have got a Dave Cooper bike rack on my VW T5 van the maximum load is rated at 120 KG, I have carried my D1with out any issues.

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I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong

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You can weigh your bike using bathroom scales. Reading with front wheel on scales added to reading with back wheel on scales. Best not be sitting on it when doing this though.

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