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    15mm fork to 9 mm Yakima rack

    I've got the standard yakima fork rack with 9mm skewers. My fork is a 15mm. Can I use the cheap 9mm to 15mm cylindrical reducers/adapters? Or do I actually need a Park, Yakima, Thule, etc adapter specifically for bike racks?

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    well the yakima rack is expecting 9mm dropouts, so you will need to do some sort of adaptation to change from a through axle to dropout, which is what the Yakima and Thule through axle adapters are for. It doesn't necessarily need to be from them, but you do need an adapter.

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    you'll need something like one of these 15mm thru-axle adapters

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    I have had good luck with the thule adapter. Make sure you keep it snugged down good.

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    What part are you saying to " snug down"? The adaptor on the fork or the adaptor in the rack? If it's not tightening down on the fork, which we haven't had any problems, I can help you with that, if it's the rack, I can't, because it would be a problem with the rack, not the adaptor.

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    I'm actually really happy someone has this thread going right at this moment.

    I've got this thru-axle "adaptor" for my 20mm fork, and can't possibly for the life of me really think you guys set it up like this??!!!?!?!?
    15mm fork to 9 mm Yakima rack-20141013_213255.jpg15mm fork to 9 mm Yakima rack-20141013_213311.jpg

    I've got that front skewer thing cranked as tight as I can get it by hand, and I've got the rear wheel ratcheted down using a metal bar as leverage to pull it tight, but I can STILL use my hands on the rear wheel to rock the bike front-to-back. Not a whole lot, maybe 1-3", but still......

    There HAS to be a better option of something that's stable other than these loosey-goosey adaptors.....

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    Also, OP, keep in mind that with the Thule adaptor your bike is not locked to your rack at all. I went with the RockyMounts adaptor just for that reason.

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