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Old 09-01-2015, 07:51 PM   #11
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They cannot bounce IF you find strategic points or have half rings welded on so you can RATCHET STRAP the bicycle rack from BOTH SIDES. I have good spots on the Silverback. Apparently you would need to investigate and choose. The KEY is RATCHET.....no slippage when traveling.
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Old 09-01-2015, 07:56 PM   #12
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You should use a pinch bolt like this:

THULE STL2 Snug-Tite Lock 2 - Eastern Mountain Sports

Stops most bouncing around.

Also, you do want a small amount of "give" in your rack. If it didn't, it would be "brittle" and break.
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:04 AM   #13
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I have the pinch bolt for my Thule bike rack. I believe the insert shafts needs to be threaded for it to work. I have the bikes far enough back so they do not contact the back of the rig when bouncing. Yes, they do bounce.
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I did have my old rack break, dragging the bikes until a trucker flagged me down. Not pretty. Salvaged one of the bikes.
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Old 09-05-2015, 06:26 PM   #15
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I have the pinch bolt for my Thule bike rack. I believe the insert shafts needs to be threaded for it to work. I have the bikes far enough back so they do not contact the back of the rig when bouncing. Yes, they do bounce.
Mine has a nut inside that is held in place by a rubber thing that's part of the closure for the end of the 2" tube. I had trouble with the nut not staying near the edge of the tube, so the pinch bolt threads couldn't catch it. I bought a large "easy" spring about 1-1/2 in diameter and cut a couple of coils of it and put it behind the nut, so it holds the nut against the side of the 2" tube. Problem solved.
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