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    Quote Originally Posted by _Alberto_ View Post
    I'll PM you what 1UP said. All these other clowns who posts negatively towards me sharing an experience can continue their "1UP does no wrong" mentalities.

    I have not been the first to email them with this issue though.
    Quit being over dramatic and share what they said. I would love to hear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Alberto_ View Post
    There shouldn't be any edges on a bike rack sharp enough to cut anybody handling it. That's where some of us obviously have differing opinions.

    You guys think Its my fault; I think this shouldn't be possible. I find it amusing how you guys think because people don't post it that it hasn't happened before this.

    1UP was helpful via email.
    It would literally take me 30 minutes or less to closely examine the whole, entire rack for sharp edges.

    Get crackin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    It would literally take me 30 minutes or less to closely examine the whole, entire rack for sharp edges.

    Get crackin!
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    Just ordered mine. Went with the silver for all the reasons mentioned earlier in the thread.

    Also, I knew they were based out of Wisconsin but I didn't realize they were in Platteville. I grew up about half an hour from there.

    If I ever need warranty service I can just drop it off when I visit my parents.
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    Got the rack yesterday. Works great, but wow, the squealing when I move the arms is deafening. I seem to recall that coming up in this thread, so I'll have to read back through and see if I can find out what, if anything, people did about it.
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    Re: 1up Quick Rack Quick Review.

    Quote Originally Posted by nemebean View Post
    Got the rack yesterday. Works great, but wow, the squealing when I move the arms is deafening. I seem to recall that coming up in this thread, so I'll have to read back through and see if I can find out what, if anything, people did about it.
    But wait! It bugged me, but think of it this way.... It may alert you to a thief opening the rack and taking off with your bike! So, I was going to grease the pivots and said I'll just leave it. Many times I'm in a restaurant with open windows or outdoor seating, but my car and bike are around the corner. I could easily hear this rack open. Coffee shop too and my girlfriend's apartment. Her windows face the p lot and you can hear a mouse fart. Many times after a long ride, I'd stop over and leave the bike in rack and take a nap on her couch b4 heading home etc.

    Also, I do lock my bike in the rack, but I call this the alarm feature!

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    Wipe the rail with a rag and some oil. It won't diminish gripping power but will stop the squeal...
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    Re: 1up Quick Rack Quick Review.

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarW View Post
    Wipe the rail with a rag and some oil. It won't diminish gripping power but will stop the squeal...
    It hasn't been the rail that makes the noise in my case. It's the main pivot bushings on the wheel arms.

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    I use some dry PTFE chain lube on the pivots and they're quiet 'n smooth.

    Edit: it's the white lightning "clean ride"
    whatever...

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    Grease the arms, smooth and quite afterwards.
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    I have used this rack about 7 times now and I absolutely love it.

    Even though my wife initially stated that it looks like a scooter carrier, for old people, now she says she understands the simplistic beauty of it.

    I may need to grease my arms too as it is annoying.

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    I'm pretty sure mine is the arms. I wasn't sure if lubing them would mess up the locking, but it sounds like that should be fine. Thanks!
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    Has anyone actually contacted 1UP to make sure lubing, or greasing any part of the arms or the pivots is recommended?


    edit..just got off the phone with Robbie from 1UP. Lubing or greasing the arms will result in dirt and crud build up which in turn will create more noise. Lubing the gold bolt at the end of the tray is acceptable, but really has no bearing on the glides or arms. Basically, to each his own. I'll leave mine as they are.
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    The crud buildup issue is why I use a dry lube.
    whatever...

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    I'm leaving mine as it also.
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    1up Quick Rack Quick Review.

    I used some White Lightning on mine after daily use on dusty roads seemed to increase the squeal, but I must have overdone it a bit because I had to work the arms a while before it was finding enough friction to hold firm again. In hindsight, just hosing it down to clean it off seems like a better idea to me.
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    Don't over-lube the arms! Use a rag and a bit of engine oil and all will be fine...
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    I'm hoping to order one of these on Tuesday, pending the sale of my Kuat NV.
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    1up Quick Rack Quick Review.

    Quote Originally Posted by steadite View Post
    I use some dry PTFE chain lube on the pivots and they're quiet 'n smooth.
    Me too. All good.

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    I wonder if this would be an appropriate use for WD 40? As we have been reminded many times, it's not a lubricant so there's no concern about it causing slippage, and I wouldn't expect it to attract gunk either. But its squeak-removing properties are well documented.
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    I didn't lube anything, just loosened the bolts a touch. a touch.
    Now it glides open much better and no extra gunk attractant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostRing View Post
    I didn't lube anything, just loosened the bolts a touch. a touch.
    Now it glides open much better and no extra gunk attractant.
    If you did that then I would recommend checking the bolts every once in a while to make sure they didn't get any looser. By loosening it even just a tiny bit will break the locktite on the threads and make it lose its functionality.
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    I had been using a carrier that mounts on the spare tire,but finally picked this up and loving it.
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    I have this rack on my camry hybrid, but at times the bottom of the rack seems to scrape the pavement is barely angled downhill/uphill. I'm always careful to drive very slowly in these scenarios now, but does anyone else experience this? Mine's attached to a regular 1 1/4" (Trailer Hitch by Draw-Tite for 2009 Camry - 36416)

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    Quote Originally Posted by swl7 View Post
    I have this rack on my camry hybrid, but at times the bottom of the rack seems to scrape the pavement is barely angled downhill/uphill. I'm always careful to drive very slowly in these scenarios now, but does anyone else experience this? Mine's attached to a regular 1 1/4" (Trailer Hitch by Draw-Tite for 2009 Camry - 36416)
    I would guess that the Camry is just really low to the ground. I have no issues but I drive a small SUV.

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