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    Corrosion on 1 up bike rack.

    Just started this year. I purchased back in 2010. Interestingly it occurred after I moved to NM, from AK.

    Anyways I emailed 1 UP and was told it was the only part of the rack that corrodes. I guess it is steel, opposed to aluminum, like the rest.

    1 UP's solution will be an aluminum version, which can be purchased as a replacement. I would prefer to not have to buy new ones. Curious if others have had same problem and what you have done.



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    Corrosion on 1 up bike rack.

    Did they mention what it will cost to upgrade?


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    Mine look very similar...maybe even a bit worse. I tried to clean mine up with some steel-wool and that certainly helped. My button head screws are seized. I hope I don't have to take them off.

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    I have the same issue. My rack was purchased in 2009, I believe. I never really thought it was a big deal. I also have corrosion hex key bolt that you tighten when attaching the rack to a hitch.

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    No they didn't mention cost to upgrade. Not sure they have the aluminum version yet. Ill try the steel wool.

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    Probably not so much that it's steel, but that it's dissimilar metals in contact.
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    Those parts are steel there the only steel parts. Thats what the guy at 1up told me just send him pics and ask for replacements and he will send u new ones. U get to keep the old ones. Mine did the same thing on my rack that i had for 1yr and half. The new parts have not had any issues on my rack.

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    Corrosion on 1 up bike rack.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMamba2012 View Post
    Those parts are steel there the only steel parts. Thats what the guy at 1up told me just send him pics and ask for replacements and he will send u new ones. U get to keep the old ones. Mine did the same thing on my rack that i had for 1yr and half. The new parts have not had any issues on my rack.
    My friend had his replaced under warranty as well. He has the older style one. He bought it in 09.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zeppman View Post
    I have the same issue. My rack was purchased in 2009, I believe. I never really thought it was a big deal. I also have corrosion hex key bolt that you tighten when attaching the rack to a hitch.

    The hex bolt on my rack corroded also. I just sent them an email and they sent a new on free of charge. No problems whatsoever with the replacement.

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    When I sent them a photo of the corroded parts they said replacements could be purchased. No offer was made to replace at no cost to me. Which is fine, BUT I may give them a call and ask if they would replace or at least discount them.

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