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How big is the GTV back seat.

I'm hopefully picking a GTV up this week and have an odd request; Does anyone know if a road bike will fit on the back seat if I remove both of the wheels? I thought I'd combine picking it up with a bit of a bike ride (has to be better than a bus) and was wondering if this was feasible.

Any one know if this is possible?

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It's not a large space by any means but with the front wheel off and seat removed it might fit...
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When I had my GTV I managed to squeeze a mountain bike in the back. I had to remove the wheels and sit those on the front passenger. It was tight and took a bit of maneuvering but got it in eventually. What you really need is a bike rack for the GTV.

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/galle...ge.php?i=12514

The rack I have is the Hollywood F3 Baja, costs about 80
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Thanks for that, I will give it a go, but take all the right tools to strip the bike back to a bare frame if necessary.

Thanks for the tip on the bike rack Alex, I'll go for something like that in the long term, but I'm not sticking it on the back of the bike for a 13 mile ride to pick the car up!!
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When I had my GTV I managed to squeeze a mountain bike in the back. I had to remove the wheels and sit those on the front passenger. It was tight and took a bit of maneuvering but got it in eventually. What you really need is a bike rack for the GTV.

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/galle...ge.php?i=12514

The rack I have is the Hollywood F3 Baja, costs about 80
Sorry to hijack the thread, Alex, what rims are on your car, as shown in the picture?
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I had my mountain bike(Ghost lector ) in the back last week with the seat not lowered so think you should be ok , you may just need to take out your seat post .
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Driving from Severn Bridge to Chepstow yesterday and saw a 911 with roof bars and a mountain bike attached !!!!!
Not a cool look.
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I had my mountain bike(Ghost lector ) in the back last week with the seat not lowered so think you should be ok , you may just need to take out your seat post .
When you say "seat not lowered" does this mean there is an option of dropping the back seat? I also have no idea what a seat post is, so if you could enlighten me it would be much appreciated.
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It will fit, but you WILL ruin the interior, especially if it's leather... rubber from tyres will make an imprint in leather in notime, which can NOT be cleaned or removed. And thinking about greasy chains and pointy bits from the bike scratching all over the place aaarggghh.... Just sell the GTV and get an SUV. A GTV is a Grand Turismo, not a sports utility vehicle.
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It will fit, but you WILL ruin the interior, especially if it's leather... rubber from tyres will make an imprint in leather in notime, which can NOT be cleaned or removed. And thinking about greasy chains and pointy bits from the bike scratching all over the place aaarggghh.... Just sell the GTV and get an SUV. A GTV is a Grand Turismo, not a sports utility vehicle.
This will be a one off journey, not a regular occurance at all. I intend to take proper wheel bags for the wheels and a roll of clingfilm for the rest of the bike (Don't laugh it works a treat for keeping the grime in.

I agree it's not an SUV but I doubt the boot space on it makes for much of a GT car either, not with the luggage my wife takes!!
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Sorry to hijack the thread, Alex, what rims are on your car, as shown in the picture?

They are (were, I sold the car last October) 17" 5 spoke optional wheels that were offered for the P3 GTV.

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They are (were, I sold the car last October) 17" 5 spoke optional wheels that were offered for the P3 GTV.
I think they are called Monza's. I have them on my P3 as well.
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I've had a mountain bike in with the wheels off & seat as low as it would go. Wrapped it in a blanket to protect the leather.

A Saris Bones is a good bike rack & even fits over the aero spoiler. Replace the spare wheel with a can of that puncture sealing stuff and the boot's not that bad.
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I know the bike might fit in, but is it really worth the risk - isn't there an alternative - like using a friends car?
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I'm thinking I might get the bus from the station. (It's 110miles from home so I shouldn't be recognised!!)
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I'm thinking I might get the bus from the station. (It's 110miles from home so I shouldn't be recognised!!)
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When you say "seat not lowered" does this mean there is an option of dropping the back seat? I also have no idea what a seat post is, so if you could enlighten me it would be much appreciated.

Seat on my bike , I just meant that I left at my normal riding position .

Dude "seat post" the thing on your bike the saddle attaches to on your bike that goes up and down.

To confirm the backseat on the car does not go down .
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Seat on my bike , I just meant that I left at my normal riding position .

Dude "seat post" the thing on your bike the saddle attaches to on your bike that goes up and down.

To confirm the backseat on the car does not go down .
How stupid do I feel? Your original post made complete sense and I have no idea why I asked for clarification of what should have been blatantly obvious to me from the off.
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OK, another question. Anyone know how to remove cycle chain oil from a GTV headlining??!! I know, I know some of you told me so!
On the positive side I've now picked up the car
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Take your wheels off the bike..remove your crank and chain,,remove handle bars and brake leavers, remove seat...take bell off the handle bars and place into glovebox as a reminder of why you bought a GTV..push bikes are s**t...... Leave the rest as scrap and enjoy new car...welcome.
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!Get it valeted and leave the bike at home.......... !!!! Told you so
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!Get it valeted and leave the bike at home.......... !!!! Told you so
I've more or less decided to get it valeted as it looks as though a tramp has been living on the back seat, I could do it all myself but life is too short. I won't be dumping the bike though, a few months without riding the bike and I'd be too big to get into the GTV!!
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"Push Bikes" Yea ok Gramps bike are cool and get you fit, I sit on my bum all day so without my bikes I don't think I'd be able to get in my car either .

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Oil on the head lining. Get a sponge and some fairy liquid on it squeeze out 90% of the moisture out till you have a thick foam rub from the outside of the mark to the centre of the mark then do the same with a clean sponge and again squeeze most of the water out then after wipe with a damp chammy leather
 
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