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    Default Converting bicycle rack to hold jerry can

    Hmmm... ok... so I've been playing with the idea of mounting a jerry can rack to my bicycle rack..
    The bicycle rack is one of those that just snap and lock over the ball head.

    Does anybody foresee any problems with this?

    Will the weight of a full jerry possibly be too much for the tow bar?

    All thought and advise appreciated.

    thanks

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    Some of those bicycle racks can take up to 4 bikes. At an average of 12kg per bike and a total of say 50kg, I think it should work.
    Oscar Schmidt
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    What weight is a standard towbar rated to be able to hold?

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    Well here is the technical info on the bike rack that I have
    http://www.thule.com/en-GB/GB/Produc...Specifications

    And here is technical info on another rack made by Thule that also just fits onto the towbar:http://www.thule.com/en-GB/GB/Produc...Specifications

    Seems to me the towbar will be able to hold the weight and the bike rack will too. I'm sure a full jerry can weighs less that 30kg..? I just hope the holes I'm going to drill through it to mount the jerry jig won't weaken it...

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