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DaveInDenver
10-04-2012, 01:49 PM
Basic 2 bike hitch rack, probably about 10 years old. Made of steel, works fine, a little rust but nothing too bad. The cradles are a couple of years old, not the original but new style Thule from a 936/937XT (these are an improvement over the original). Fits a 2" receiver.

It's missing most (maybe all) of the plastic caps from the ends. I took them out years ago because water would collect inside and naturally they are long since gone. The ramped shaped cap at the bottom is broken. I dunno if it's available as a replacement but it never worked very well anyway and the enterprising fabricator should have no trouble fixing up a better tilt-stop.

The worn out, faded vintage COMBA sticker comes at no additional cost.

$40

nakman
10-04-2012, 09:35 PM
Hey I'll take that. coming south anytime soon?

Bruiser
10-04-2012, 10:37 PM
Seconds if it does not work out.

DaveInDenver
10-05-2012, 07:58 AM
Dropped you a PM Nak. Justin I will let you know if Tim passes.

nakman
04-18-2013, 08:08 PM
hey Dave, quick question: I'm test fitting this now getting ready for next week. If my rear tail gate and hatch already opens with bikes installed, is there any reason why I should even try to fab up a "tilt stop?" I was all ready to start drilling & cutting, but can't seem to think it's actually this easy. thoughts?

DaveInDenver
04-18-2013, 09:25 PM
Looks like the tail gate and hatch clear it, so looks like you're fine. I had to lower it to open my back window. Is that fully in the receiver and bolted? It looks really long.

nakman
04-18-2013, 10:01 PM
yeah, fully bolted. One of the features of the ARB is its incredibly low departure angle, and how they stuck the receiver way out there. I won't be running Cliffhanger with this installed, so should be good for a lot of I-70 and Rabbit Valley time..

edit: and a cross post from the current welding thread, but I ended up modifying it tonight to reduce some side to side action. I think this should work pretty well? I'm going to do something similar to my receiver motorcycle carrier.

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=32696&stc=1&d=1366344195

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=32700&stc=1&d=1366344195

DaveInDenver
04-19-2013, 05:45 AM
I don't remember it being terrible, but that looks like it would make it super stable. We've done White Rim and plenty of other mild wheeling with it, getting back to the 24 hours course, Barlett Wash.

Something is gonna move so the easy to fix or replace rack is better than denting your bike frame or rubbing the paint off the bumper. You can see the rub marks from our bikes, there are matching marks on bikes that cost ten times what the rack did...

But OTOH you don't want the thing bouncing around breaking windows or falling off. Those straps are probably right the right balance.

Corbet
04-19-2013, 09:01 PM
I'm just trying to figure out why the guy who builds and sells roof racks has his bikes on the back :bolt: You should give the receiver rack to me.

DaveInDenver
04-20-2013, 06:24 AM
I'm just trying to figure out why the guy who builds and sells roof racks has his bikes on the back :bolt: You should give the receiver rack to me.
Art Hog might remember a reason from the WRT why bumper racks are sometimes better than roof racks when 'wheeling around overhangs.

nakman
04-20-2013, 02:40 PM
I like the low wind drag on I-70, and yeah, less branch/overhang damage potential. I also think it's easier on the bikes to be suspended by their frames, compared to clamped to their forks or something, I've never liked the side load bikes on top of the truck are subjected to.

Plus on the rack I'll have a Thule box, jack standard, 10x10, grill, have the awning on the side.. I got enough on the rack. :)

edit: and what are you doing on the computer anyway Corbet, don't you have a barrier to build? :hill:

DaveInDenver
04-20-2013, 02:58 PM
Fork mounted bikes are being loaded more similar to their intention than being clamped in the middle of the frame tubes. Think about all the forces when you're riding, they are concentrated at the hubs through the axles, right where the roof rack skewers clamp. But the middles of bike tubes are never supposed to see anything like a squeezing.

Think about the tens of billions of miles driven with bikes in roof racks over the years, I'm not sure I've ever heard anyone say their frame or fork dropouts failed on the highway. I'm betting there is infinitely more damage from running into garage doors than anything road wind is doing.