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    Looking for a hitch mounted, swing away rack

    I'm looking for a bike rack that meets the following specs:

    Mounts in 2 inch receiver hitch.

    Is a platform style rack supporting tires as opposed to bike frame. Frame mounts not good for some FS bikes or carbon fiber frames.

    Holds at least two bikes.

    Swings away from back of vehicle, for back door access without having to remove bikes from rack. Not the swing down type, but swing completely to the side. I have a camper shell with a door.

    Preferably has a locking mechanism for bikes without having to string a lock through, but I am flexible on this one.

    Thanks!

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    I don't think I've ever seen a platform style rack that swings away, but you may want to check out this product which would allow you to use most any bike rack.

    http://rakattach.com/

    Some more info in the MTBR thread here: http://forums.mtbr.com/car-biker/rak...ay-994033.html

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    Thanks for the info. I guess the main limiting factor is the cost of both items could be a little much. The site didn't give prices. A friend gave me an old swing away rack built for conventional bikes, and by purchasing an adapter bar that attaches above the top tube, and bending some flanges a bit, I'm able to get the FS into it, but have to use bungees and straps to fasten it all together so the bikes don't flop around. Kinda time consuming and hoaky, but it works.

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