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Old 03-07-2018, 05:54 PM   #51
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A 3/8" hex socket fits it, so I was guessing that meant it was a 3/8" hex wrench. And after looking closer, the 1UP security hex wrench is engraved as "TUZ 3/8 CR-V".
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That appears to be from TUZ of Taiwan, although they list only standard (not security) hex keys, and 3/8" sounds right. They mostly sell bolts; the hex keys are just an accessory.
The "CR-V" presumably means chromium-vanadium alloy steel.
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:27 PM   #52
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I believe 1up creates the security feature of this hex wrench themselves. When I look at my wrench the hole that's drilled in the wrench to allow it to "seat" is not quite central. 1up use to provide a lifetime guarantee against theft when the rack was attached to a vehicle and they have since dropped this. Best to lock the rack to the hitch as there must be some thieves out there that are wise to this security feature, but like anything locks only deter the casual thief not the determined one anyway.
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:16 PM   #53
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I did a bunch of research, and chose the Swagman Escapee 2-bike for the hitch reciever on the back of my Escape... Its a nice solid piece of gear. holds our odd shape bikes very nicely. I've had a variety of Yakima and Thule racks in the past, this is way more solid than any of them

my wife's 'step through' comfort bike has no top tube at all, so is quite problematic on 'hanging' type racks, and its mono downtube is so fat that most 'lockjaw' type racks don't hold it securely. no problem on the Escapee...

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Old 03-07-2018, 11:09 PM   #54
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I believe 1up creates the security feature of this hex wrench themselves. When I look at my wrench the hole that's drilled in the wrench to allow it to "seat" is not quite central.
Interesting - so does only fit in one of the six possible orientations? That sounds annoying... and like it might be a sloppy hole position instead of a deliberate feature, but if the pin is off-centre enough and large enough it could keep a normal security hex bit from fitting.

TUZ would have built the hex socket head bolt and corresponding hex bit for 1Up.
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:48 AM   #55
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oh. i might add, one piece of my Swagman didn't quite go together right, I contacted etrailer (whom I bought it from) they asked me to contact, swagman, so I used their support email, got a prompt response, traded af few emails and photos over the course of an hour, and ended up having to file a bit of a weld down so that piece would fit cleanly. they offered to ship me another piece but the file fixed it *now*, and they were fine with that (said it won't void the warranty). I give their tech support an A+

a side note, instead of the regular hitch reciever pin, it actually has a machined hardened bolt you torque on, then put a cotter pin through.... torquing down this bolt keeps the rack from bouncing in the reciever.
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:35 AM   #56
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I'd suggest getting a "North Shore Rack". They are very durable. Made in North Vancouver, most mountain bikers in the area swear by them.
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Old 03-08-2018, 03:32 AM   #57
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I'd suggest getting a "North Shore Rack". They are very durable. Made in North Vancouver, most mountain bikers in the area swear by them.
"Note: not intended for road bikes"

meh. my hybrid has 700c wheels, with 32c touring tires, way skinnier than most all cruisers and mountain bikes.




now, I'm just hauling 2 bikes. in the past I had to carry 4 (kids, don'tcha know). I think now, if I had to do 4+, I'd consider a vertical rack like that North Shore thing, although the rv rated Swagman Escapee can be expanded to 4. I would *NOT* under any conditions put 4 bikes on the back of my Escape, the hitch is only rated for 150 lbs per the sticker. My Escapee 2 is rated for carrying two bikes of 60 lbs each, like e-bikes... the rack weighs like 60 lbs itself, so staying within the Escape trailer rating, 90 lbs combined of bikes is max. but my bikes weigh like 25 or 30 lbs each, so we're way under, and I feel totally secure about this load.

on my E150 van, we used this fancy Yakima rack that held 4 bikes and was designed so you could swing it away from the tail and open the vehicle doors while the bikes were still loaded. We carried 4 'family' grade bikes on it, not fancy flyweight carbon fiber racing stuff... it couldn't hold the weight it was rated for after a couple years of occasional use.
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:30 AM   #58
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My current Thule, 4 bike rack isn't RV rated. I'm not worried when carrying just my bicycle. But am looking not only at 'better,' but towing longer distances. Doubtful I'll ever "off road" when pulling Ten Forward. I'm giving the Thule and two bicycles to my daughter and SIL. It will work great for their needs and I get rid of 'STUFF.'

Great feedback on the cables and locks. Do y'all think these would take care of the cables through the frame and rims? https://www.1up-usa.com/product/wheel-locks/

I have a bunch of cables and locks and you're right they're stiff. I guess I'm just looking for 'simple' that works.
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We have a 1UP rack for two bikes and really like their wheel locks and hitch bar lock. I nearly always use them as they are easy to install and they store in my driver door pocket. One of our bikes carries both a 6' Kryptonite cable and U-lock so a few times when I've wanted more security I've used them along with the 1UP locks. I think the cable ends would fit in the wheel locks but it wouldn't seem to me to be the second level of security the cable/u-lock combo provides.
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Thanks Tom. I hadn't thought about storage for locks, etc., but using the door pockets sound I'll also be carrying a cable and padlock, just for those times I'm out riding and then need to lock the bike while I 'shop'
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Just ordered a 1UP for our 21í. Canít wait!
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