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    1Up Rack - back ordered!

    Had to wait for over a month to get out new Subaru Forester and had the dealer install a hitch so we could comfortably transport out bikes.

    Would'nt you know that as soon as we picked up the vehicle, I went on line and ordered a 1Up platform rack only to find out they are back ordered. Waited for the car, now waiting for the rack and hopefully they are both as good as stated!

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    I got mine in 2 weeks, about 2 weeks ago. They must be busy at work, which is good, because this is one of the best racks out there. No plastic parts to hold your bike means consistent durability under constant sun/heat/cold/rain/snow. Granted it took 10 years for my Yakima plastic parts to get shredded into pieces. You won't regret your investment.

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    If you're in a jam for one, I wonder if they could loan you one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ80 View Post
    If you're in a jam for one, I wonder if they could loan you one.

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    They did reply right away to my email and said the rack would be shipping next week some time! That will work for me.

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    My buddy just got his and it took about two weeks. The wait will be worth it

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    I am sure I will be happy with it!

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    I have used a lot of racks- Yakima Cycle On Pro, Thule T2, Sportworks T2, Kuat NV, and the usual ones that hang the bike from the toptube, along with roofrack ones. The 1UPUSA is the best, by far. The Thule is probably my next choice but the 1UP is hard to compete with.

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    Thanks, I am anxiously awaiting it's arrival!

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    +10 it is by far the best

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    I sent them a question on Saturday requesting approx delay in shipping an order. They replied this morning (Monday) that they are two weeks behind. I saw on their web site that they were moving to new location.
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    I placed my order early last week and they said my rack would ship some time this week. If that happens, i will be a happy biker. Yes, I did see on their web site that they were moving to a new location and that it would cause a minor delay in shipments.

    Overkill, that is truely me. I did not even get the rack and I am already thinking of strapping the wheels to the wheel brackets, just as a backup. Crazy huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickcin View Post
    I did not even get the rack and I am already thinking of strapping the wheels to the wheel brackets, just as a backup. Crazy huh?
    Not Crazy at all!
    I'll be threading a long cable lock around the rails and the bike.
    ...Terry

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    How about the member that installs a U lock from the 1Up to the hoop on the hitch so it can slip out or get stolen. I am thinking of doing the same as well. Belt & Suspenders, Overkill!

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    U lock is just a piece of mind. If someone had an anti-theft hex that 1Up uses, then I'm sure they would have tools to steal the whole thing with U lock attached. I got a one that's $12 at Wally World - plastic sleeve actually covers up the key hole when not in use, I'm sure it just traps dirt and water...but it was cheap, decided to give it a try. But honestly, I'm much more concerned with stupid driver rear swiping my rack.

    Kryptonite U-Lock Mini Lock with Cable: Outdoor Sports : Walmart.com

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    It provides two added layers of peace of mind, a minor one against theft and a mechaical one if the ball latch fails, the rack cannot slide off. I wouls be inclined to add a U lock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickcin View Post
    How about the member that installs a U lock from the 1Up to the hoop on the hitch so it can slip out or get stolen. I am thinking of doing the same as well. Belt & Suspenders, Overkill!
    That's me.

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    Hey, where is the photo you posted, I have been looking for it??

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    Mine here. so U Lock between hitch and the rack, wire cable from rack to bike. Now that I think about it, that's a lot of locks
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickcin View Post
    Hey, where is the photo you posted, I have been looking for it??

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    Why not just be secure! Al least if something happens ( other than being rear ended) you would not be kicking yourself for not taking any precautions.
    I am even thinking of straping the wheels to the wheel brackets so if the holding mechanism lets go, the bike does not go airborne. Total overkill!

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