Well, this week has been like an early birthday
Thomson Seat post
and a gift from a friend, a multi-tool (it was on sale for like 5 bucks, why not?)
Yes, I modified my bike rack to use a normal locking hitch pin. Didn't want to buy the 40.00 thule pin.
I didn't have proper sized bits/tools, so I got creative and cut the inner nut off, and drilled out sections, and hand filed it back roundish. It works. The cardboard and tape thing on the end is just so it doesnt wobble and freak my mother out.
Click this picture for a quick slide show.