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  1. BRISTOL86

    Wheel Refurb - Your Thoughts Please

    Bliney, calm down pet. It was a genuine question, I didn’t know if it was some other type of finish that I wasn’t aware of.
  2. BRISTOL86

    Cycle carrier for S Line?

    I mean I haven't tried, so can't say it won't work for you! But with how easy it is to get the bike on the rack for me, I can't imagine wanting to try and mount the whole thing as one unit - however I'm perfectly happy with the empty bike rack being on the car permanently and appreciate many...
  3. BRISTOL86

    Cycle carrier for S Line?

    I definitely wouldn't recommend trying to get the bike plus carrier mounted to the roof bars whilst the bike is in the carrier. Whilst it's fairly easy to fit the carrier to the bars, it's still fiddly and it's definitely not designed to be done with a bike in the carrier. It's also a piece of...
  4. BRISTOL86

    Cycle carrier for S Line?

    I think they deliberately mounted it this way so as that if you're parking in a forwards direction you would be unloading from the pavement rather than the middle of the road. But I agree, I'd rather the bike faced forwards, and will be re-mounting it when I can be bothered!
  5. BRISTOL86

    Wheel Refurb - Your Thoughts Please

    Yeah that’s what I was planning to do. I was responding to the post that said they weren’t diamond cut, as they definitely are on the face of the spoke (of course - the part that’s going to get kerbed!)
  6. BRISTOL86

    Wheel Refurb - Your Thoughts Please

    They look smart. Can you share a pic with the whole car in please? Trying to work out what finish would suit the silver car best
  7. BRISTOL86

    Wheel Refurb - Your Thoughts Please

    They’re not, really? They’re not the same finish on part of the wheel as the rest...
  8. BRISTOL86

    Wheel Refurb - Your Thoughts Please

    All 4 of my wheels have minor damage from kerbs or carelessness after a tyre change. The fact that they're diamond cut makes spot repairs impractical, I'm thinking about having all 4 powder coated. What would you do? I do quite like the diamond cut look but seems a bit more trouble than it's...
  9. BRISTOL86

    Cycle carrier for S Line?

    Much better with a clean car :)
  10. BRISTOL86

    Cycle carrier for S Line?

    Haha yes you definitely win! That's a steal.
  11. BRISTOL86

    Cycle carrier for S Line?

    Thanks guys. Best bit about the whole affair was that local place couldn't supply the carrier, so got it cheaper at Halfords, and then after all that they mischarged me and charged me for the square bars not the wing bars. So what should have been £365 according to Thule's website was quoted at...
  12. BRISTOL86

    Cycle carrier for S Line?

    Yeah came in a good bit under what I was expecting based on the preliminary scout of Thule website! Helps that Halfords had the carrier for £93
  13. BRISTOL86

    Cycle carrier for S Line?

    £330 is for the wing bars, clamps, fitting kit and the ProRide cycle carrier, fully fitted - thought that was pretty good. £267 is the wing bar 'kit' on it's own with no carrier is it not? The carrier is £93 at Halfords so coming in under £330 all in sounds decent to me? Doh, just seen your...
  14. BRISTOL86

    Cycle carrier for S Line?

    Thanks. Things moved very fast when I contacted the dealer and the Evo wing bars and ProRide carrier are getting fitted in an hour's time!
  15. BRISTOL86

    Cycle carrier for S Line?

    Great, thanks. Wingbars it is!
  16. BRISTOL86

    Cycle carrier for S Line?

    Thanks For ease I think I'm just going to get it all supplied and fitted from the local place, I had £300 in my head so for £330 all in I'm happy enough with that.
  17. BRISTOL86

    Cycle carrier for S Line?

    Thanks mate. Local Thule dealer has responded to my initial enquiry already. c. £230 for the entry level square bars with a single cycle carrier or £330 for the aluminium wing bars and the pro ride carrier which is a bit cheaper than Thule website RRPs...plus free fitting. Do we think it's...
  18. BRISTOL86

    Cycle carrier for S Line?

    Great, thanks. There's an official Thule partner not too far from me so might give them a shout when all this has blown over and I can actually see some options in the flesh.
  19. BRISTOL86

    Cycle carrier for S Line?

    Thanks, yes, I was in a bit of a rush when looking last night - just looked at the Thule website and there seems to be plenty of solutions for cars without rails. Do you know if they are easy to remove/re-install yourself on demand, or are they designed to be put on and pretty much left alone...
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