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    Smile 1Up stokage

    Yay! Got back from fixing stuff in the field at work, and lo and behold... the 1Up rack is here!

    So far, I just took it out of the box and opened it up... checked it out.

    The thing is built like frickin' NASA aerospace equipment. What first struck me...well, after that... was that it does not seem to be as light as I thought it would be.

    Still... top notch construction, and folds up pretty small.

    Pix to follow...

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    Good job!

    Too light and it won't last. I just did a 5 K mile trip to Colorado and back and I must have 'sold' this rack a dozen times over..I should ask for comission...
    Anyway you'll like it as it holds the bike(s) very well over rough roads too...
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

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    Probably better than the car...

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarW View Post
    Too light and it won't last. I just did a 5 K mile trip to Colorado and back and I must have 'sold' this rack a dozen times over..I should ask for comission...
    Anyway you'll like it as it holds the bike(s) very well over rough roads too...
    On rough roads. Aluminum oil pan riding like 4" off the ground is not good off road.

    I snapped a few pics... forgot to get one with the arms up, but we've all seen that. I don't have a bike with me.

    Okay, it does feel light when you put it on the car. I didn't actually weigh it. Way easier to handle than the T2.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/RHKc27GwPCk-8oMxZ-iOutLkXiEGacCZZ-VJeT9NHd0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Q_KeWP6B6i4/TkwjMYlv30I/AAAAAAAAX8Y/FQw-KwM9l-0/s800/IMG_1216.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/2bkxMvvRSCpd9Qp0tdzBV9LkXiEGacCZZ-VJeT9NHd0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_31Wp9tC9ig/TkwjNAbDMcI/AAAAAAAAX8c/FVR8NYZc49A/s800/IMG_1217.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/vqZ-zOI8e9M66ZoSRxVq8NLkXiEGacCZZ-VJeT9NHd0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8HXpe7ChCgg/TkwjOlu92-I/AAAAAAAAX8w/bDeLC702mMI/s800/IMG_1219.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    Ha! Trunk full of junk. I got my bike gear duffel bag in there, some rain gear (c'mon lazybones... it summer!!) and a guitar case in there... and STILL plenty of room for the storage box! Muuuuch bettah.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/UXIBkn_DyL0AYHs0WCB4NdLkXiEGacCZZ-VJeT9NHd0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-GZhqnFeSQEA/TkwjPMStzNI/AAAAAAAAX8o/6WXOssHdlbQ/s800/IMG_1220.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

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    I threw the storage boxes out and just hang the pieces on a hook on the garage wall.

    Looks nice on that Audi.

    Glad you like it. I sure like mine!

    J.

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    Oh noes! It's another "1 up shill"! LOL. I'm glad you like it. It will be one of those pieces of gear that make you feel great each and every time you have to use it.

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    Ha! Added bonus!!

    I was doing a favor for a friend... picking up a Surly Pugsly for one friend to be a go-between to sell to another friend.

    Turns out, the goofy thing fits in the 1Up rack. Just let some air out of the tires, and it's all good!

    Suh-weeeeet!! The SurlyPug fanboiz gotta know about this one.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ytDxTbmpOwlbgm6sT1Gk0tLkXiEGacCZZ-VJeT9NHd0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VntYEQOXJVo/Tky70fbEK1I/AAAAAAAAX9c/Wdbm7D-G-tk/s800/IMG_1229.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/A6C0sljRkX0dNmV07Dh2lNLkXiEGacCZZ-VJeT9NHd0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8G0xykJtmAY/Tky71E-cGyI/AAAAAAAAX9g/Ouam8dDsD-c/s800/IMG_1230.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

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    Sweet

    kinda reminds me of a aluminum folding picnic table.

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    I had 1UP make mine to fit fat tires (no airing down)


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    Oooh!

    Quote Originally Posted by cytoe View Post
    I had 1UP make mine to fit fat tires (no airing down)

    *pic*
    Nice Mod!

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    Yeah, you should check it out!

    Quote Originally Posted by jrm View Post
    kinda reminds me of a aluminum folding picnic table.
    You riding this weekend? I'm thinking of taking the Pug somewhere. I got it on loan for a couple weeks. Let's go hit Tamarancho or something.

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    Nice to know there is another rack to fit the fat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    On rough roads. Aluminum oil pan riding like 4" off the ground is not good off road.

    I snapped a few pics... forgot to get one with the arms up, but we've all seen that. I don't have a bike with me.

    Okay, it does feel light when you put it on the car. I didn't actually weigh it. Way easier to handle than the T2.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/RHKc27GwPCk-8oMxZ-iOutLkXiEGacCZZ-VJeT9NHd0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Q_KeWP6B6i4/TkwjMYlv30I/AAAAAAAAX8Y/FQw-KwM9l-0/s800/IMG_1216.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/2bkxMvvRSCpd9Qp0tdzBV9LkXiEGacCZZ-VJeT9NHd0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_31Wp9tC9ig/TkwjNAbDMcI/AAAAAAAAX8c/FVR8NYZc49A/s800/IMG_1217.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/vqZ-zOI8e9M66ZoSRxVq8NLkXiEGacCZZ-VJeT9NHd0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8HXpe7ChCgg/TkwjOlu92-I/AAAAAAAAX8w/bDeLC702mMI/s800/IMG_1219.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    Ha! Trunk full of junk. I got my bike gear duffel bag in there, some rain gear (c'mon lazybones... it summer!!) and a guitar case in there... and STILL plenty of room for the storage box! Muuuuch bettah.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/UXIBkn_DyL0AYHs0WCB4NdLkXiEGacCZZ-VJeT9NHd0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-GZhqnFeSQEA/TkwjPMStzNI/AAAAAAAAX8o/6WXOssHdlbQ/s800/IMG_1220.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>
    Actually my Outback has 10" of ground clearance... Did a suspension mod LOL
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

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    How bad does it block the view of your tailights/turn signals?

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    I don't think it does. His taillights would be directly visible around and through the wheels.

    J.

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    I "converted" my 1UP for my Mukluk by using the ultra cheap washer and longer bolt method. It still works fine with my road bike. At some point I'll spin up a nice AL spacer, but for now the washers are fine.
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    Sweet! I'm thinking of getting one for my a4 as well. Could I ask where you got your hitch from and where you got it installed and how much it was? Thanks!

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    Did it myself!

    Quote Originally Posted by turn1200 View Post
    Sweet! I'm thinking of getting one for my a4 as well. Could I ask where you got your hitch from and where you got it installed and how much it was? Thanks!
    I think I got a Curt hitch, IIRC. Not the best quality, but works. It basically bolts to the spare tire well. Install is actually pretty easy, but I'm pretty handy, and have no problem with fabricating stuff if needed. No crazy cutting or taking stuff apart involved. Just drill a few holes, nuts and bolts, sealant, level, and you're done.

    I think I paid like $160 or 180 landed from etrailer? I forgot, and I can't find the receipt in my email.

    This one, I think....

    Trailer Hitch for 2002 Audi A4 | etrailer.com

    Heh... I just noticed that they say non trailer loads (bike racks, etc) should be strapped and supported or the warranty will be void. Not very reassuring as to the durability of this thing. Heck, its a big hunk of thick steel. I have a hard time believing that it's that hard to hold up a bike rack.... then again, my T2 was sagging pretty badly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    I think I got a Curt hitch, IIRC. Not the best quality, but works. It basically bolts to the spare tire well. Install is actually pretty easy, but I'm pretty handy, and have no problem with fabricating stuff if needed. No crazy cutting or taking stuff apart involved. Just drill a few holes, nuts and bolts, sealant, level, and you're done.

    I think I paid like $160 or 180 landed from etrailer? I forgot, and I can't find the receipt in my email.

    This one, I think....

    Trailer Hitch for 2002 Audi A4 | etrailer.com

    Heh... I just noticed that they say non trailer loads (bike racks, etc) should be strapped and supported or the warranty will be void. Not very reassuring as to the durability of this thing. Heck, its a big hunk of thick steel. I have a hard time believing that it's that hard to hold up a bike rack.... then again, my T2 was sagging pretty badly.
    Thanks. I'm not very handy (other than with a computer) so I think I'll just go to Uhaul.

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    I told ya pimpbot. Glad you like it. It is indeed a very sweet piece of kit. It looks great on your Audi.
    Gotta get up to get down.
    LMB

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    still loving mine but i have one very minor complaint: the rack has a lot of sharp edges...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoutcat View Post
    still loving mine but i have one very minor complaint: the rack has a lot of sharp edges...

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