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Preventing Bike Wheels From Spinning When Carried on Hitch-Mounted Bike Rack

Question:

Is it possible to secure the handle bars and front wheel on this or any hanging bike rack? It seems that the front wheel is just hanging, and could start wobbling or trying to spin when driving on the freeway.

asked by: Corey L


Expert Reply:

You can use a strap like the Thule Tie-Down Strap, part # 753-2030-03 to secure the front wheel to the frame of the bike or the bike rack to prevent it from turning or spinning.

Also when carrying womens, childrens, or alternative frame bicycles, I would recommend using the Swagman Frame Bike Adapter Bar, part # 64005. This will allow you to carry those types of bikes level on your bike rack. I have included some links to instructions and videos for you.

expert reply by: Reno H




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Products Referenced in This Question

Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter for Hitch Bike Racks


Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter for Hitch Bike Racks

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91 reviews

64005

Retail: $30.00

Price:  $27.00

Product Summary:

Hitch Bike Racks
Trunk Bike Racks
Spare Tire Bike Racks
Accessories
16 - 29-1/2 Inch

Product Specs:

Bike Adapter Bar


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Replacement Tie-Down Strap with Buckle for Thule Spare Me Spare-Tire-Mounted Bike Carrier


Replacement Tie-Down Strap with Buckle for Thule Spare Me Spare-Tire-Mounted Bike Carrier

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5 reviews

753-2030-03

Price:  $4.50

Product Summary:

Spare Tire Bike Racks
Replacement Parts

Product Specs:

Straps


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Product Page this Question was Asked From

Rola TX-102 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting


Rola TX-102 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

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27 reviews

59400

Retail: $184.00

Price:  $144.95

Product Summary:

Hanging Rack
2 Bikes
Tilt-Away Rack
Fold-Up Rack
Steel
Bike Lock

Product Specs:

Class 1
Class 2
Class 3
Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
Fits 2 Inch Hitch
Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
Frame Mount - Anti-Sway


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