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Old 04-11-24, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
that wasnt google, the weight came from a team member, I trusted him like I trusted you once.



I spent a lot of time looking at those before buying the Sherpa. It's one bike per tray.

But, one of us will be telling the other "I told you so" in the not too distant future.
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you need to up your drawing game. I set a high bar.
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Old 04-11-24, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I spent a lot of time looking at those before buying the Sherpa. It's one bike per tray.

But, one of us will be telling the other "I told you so" in the not too distant future.
You want to represent me when I sue for false advertising.

Specs clearly say 3 bikes.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I've been leery of those things since somebody posted a picture of a CF wheel where the rim got distorted from sitting in the exhaust plume for too long.
Had one come in to Performance with a heat damaged front wheel from that. I got a free low mileage rear wheel outta the deal after I put a new set of Reynolds deep dish Chicago pies on there for him.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
You want to represent me when I sue for false advertising.

Specs clearly say 3 bikes.
Three is the most I've had in my minivan at once. Taking a Trek, Cannondale and something else down to the bikes for foster kids drive.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Three is the most I've had in my minivan at once. Taking a Trek, Cannondale and something else down to the bikes for foster kids drive.

I had 4 in my caravan.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
You want to represent me when I sue for false advertising.

Specs clearly say 3 bikes.
It will hold three bikes if you put on 3 trays.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Those stories result from tailpipes that end really close to the wheel. I have zero issues with that type of thing having used hitch racks lately on 3 cars and carbon wheels.
You'd have to get awfully creative to exhaust burn a wheel on a tray rack.

When using hanging racks it can happen pretty easily if you don't keep an eye out for it.
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any benefit of 2 inch hitch over the smaller hitch? I picked 2 inch because I thought it was the standard size, but if I can get the sherpa for 200 dollars cheaper 1.25 inches might be the way to go. I don’t plane on using the hitch for anything but bikes.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
fwiw, AFAIK he was no longer in prison.
RMOT

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Originally Posted by bampilot06
You want to represent me when I sue for false advertising.

Specs clearly say 3 bikes.
Click on “Fitment” and look at what you need to carry 2 or 3 bikes on the “single” rack.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
2” is less flex and more stable.

I found you one for $500 on EBay. Buy that one.

My hitch that I am getting is 2 inch, that one on ebay is 1.25.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Also, my hitch is 2inch.
Reported. Family forum.

And condolences, too.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Click on “Fitment” and look at what you need to carry 2 or 3 bikes on the “single” rack.

False advertising. That was not clear in the presentation. In fact the picture with bikes shows 2 bikes. Everybody is lying to me. Sheesh.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Reported. Family forum.

And condolences, too.

It’s not the bike, it’s the rider.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
My hitch that I am getting is 2 inch, that one on ebay is 1.25.
Get an adapter so you can put the 1.25 rack in a 2” receiver.

Kuat makes on for $25.

Kuat.com/1.25-to-2-adapter
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Reported. Family forum.

And condolences, too.
The male part is actually 1.25”. He’s trying to throw it into a 2” receiver.
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Old 04-11-24, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Get an adapter so you can put the 1.25 rack in a 2” receiver.

Kuat makes on for $25.

Kuat.com/1.25-to-2-adapter

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Originally Posted by bampilot06
my hero.
I take care of you but you doubt me. ☹️
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Well the HPX3 did not come back to life after leaving Bob’s possession. It works, more or less but is very hard to push and the barrel heats up. I’m gonna have to pull it apart one of these days. In the meantime I got a 32mm tire up to 55psi in a reasonable period of time using this little guy.

Might not be so reasonable with a 2.25” tire. The Topeak is due on the 17th, if the mule train doesn’t run into problems. It’s a DHL mule train, so says Amazon.
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all of the rack brands are gonna have adapters like that. It's just an extra piece of metal that you bolt on to the smaller tongue. Also, unless you're hauling multiple heavy e-bikes, a 1.25" rack is just fine. If you wanna do 3 bikes regularly or 2 ebikes, go 2".

For up to two regular (non-ebike) MTB or road bikes at a time, 1.25" is perfectly fine.
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Some Thule hitch racks come with a heavy duty plastic adapter already installed, then you just take that off if you've got a 1.25" receiver
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
False advertising. That was not clear in the presentation. In fact the picture with bikes shows 2 bikes. Everybody is lying to me. Sheesh.
Wasn't it you who objected to my "Trust Nobody" the other day?

See?
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All those tubes I was patching..,. Too much time in the tropical heat. They disintegrate with any pressure at all. I lost two of them last evening and never left the house. Brand new ones procured this morning. I might keep the extras in the fridge. Are there any gases in there that can mess with artificial rubber?
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Wasn't it you who objected to my "Trust Nobody" the other day?

See?

My life is just one long ballad of hypocrisy and idiotic tendencies.
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