Replacement Hold Fast Cradle for Thule Vertex Bike Racks - Qty 1

Replacement Hold Fast Cradle for Thule Vertex Bike Racks - Qty 1

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Replaces 1 damaged Hold Fast cradle for a Thule Vertex bike rack. Slides onto the arm of your rack for easy installation. Works with anti-sway cage attachment and rubber straps (sold separately) to hold your bike securely in place. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number 852-3005-002 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Hold Fast Cradle for Thule Vertex Bike Racks - Qty 1. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Thule Accessories and Parts - 852-3005-002

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Cradle and Arm Parts
  • Thule
  • Cradles

Replaces 1 damaged Hold Fast cradle for a Thule Vertex bike rack. Slides onto the arm of your rack for easy installation. Works with anti-sway cage attachment and rubber straps (sold separately) to hold your bike securely in place.


Features:

  • Replaces 1 Hold Fast 5050 cradle for your Thule Vertex bike rack
    • Fits models TH9028, TH9029, TH9030, TH9031, TH9028XT, TH9029XT, TH9030XT, and TH9031XT
  • Slides onto the arm of your rack for easy installation
  • Works with anti-sway cage attachment and rubber straps (sold separately) to hold your bike securely in place
  • Has advanced grooves that accommodate your bike's cables


Diameter of hole is 1-1/4 inches


852-3005-002 Replacement Hold Fast 5050 Cradle for Thule Vertex Bicycle Racks - Qty 1







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Video Transcript for Thule Hitch Bike Racks 852-3005-002 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the replacement hold fast cradle for the Thule Vertex bike racks. This unit replaces one hold fast 5050 cradle for your Thule Vertex bike rack. To see all the models that it fits, you can check out the product page at eTrailer.com. It simply slides onto the arm of your rack for an easy installation and easy replacement. It is a direct replacement part, so it's identical to the one that came from the factory on your Vertex bike rack. It also is constructed so that it's ready to go and work with an anti-sway cage attachment as well as rubber straps to hold your bike securely in place to the bike rack.

Those items are sold separately. If you need replacements of those, you can find them at eTrailer.com. Again, direct replacement. It does have the advanced grooves that are designed to accommodate the cables that are located on your bike. That's going to do it for today's look at the replacement hold fast cradle for the Thule Vertex bike racks..


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Replacement Hold Fast Cradle for Thule Vertex Bike Racks - Qty 1 - 852-3005-002

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (34 Customer Reviews)

Replaces 1 damaged Hold Fast cradle for a Thule Vertex bike rack. Slides onto the arm of your rack for easy installation. Works with anti-sway cage attachment and rubber straps (sold separately) to hold your bike securely in place.

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It was the part I needed but installation was problematic. I needed different tools than I had. Bur once installent, exactly the right part. 617030



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We ordered new parts for our Thule Bike Rack. E-Trailer was excellent to give advice and to help. Shipping was FAST... Thanks, 186909



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The ears on these cradles break off after a year of steady use (four rides per week) but the replacement cost is low and etrailer is a super supplier. My LBS rates etrailer above Thule for Thule parts! Removing the end caps on my older Thule Vertex racks requires drilling out a pop rivet and then re-riveting, but there are very good youtube clips to show you how to do just that. 147454



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My Thule 9030 Vertex is like new again! The old cradles would not stay put and my bikes would eventually run together. Now my bikes stay put and don't rub. These cradles seemed to be improved, they feel harder and less flexing is noticed. I had a bike damaged recently and now with the new cradles in place I have less worries. For extra insurance I also use Velco One-Wrap Ties. 428920


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One year later now and these replacement parts work good.

Jeff N - 09/05/2018

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I have to say I couldn't even find these parts anywhere else much less at a good price! And I was super amazed at the speed of the shipping!!! I will by all of my replacement parts from etrailer 242693



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What can I say? These are factory replacement cradles for my vertex. The service from etrailer however, was flawless! Nice job guys! 99131


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Hi Christophe - My Vertex appears to have the end-caps attached via rivets. Did you drill yours out to remove them and then put new rivets in? Thanks!

-- comment by: Stephen - 08/02/2014

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Exactly......drill them out and install new rivets. It was about a 5 min job. Good luck!

-- comment by: Christophe B - 08/06/2014

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Excellent selection, service, and prices. When the original cradles I ordered wasn't available, I called, talked to a live person, who told me she would have to call the supplier to double check on the updated part. She then called me back an hour later with confirmation that this cradle was equivalent, and walked me through the modified order. I received the parts in the mail 2 days later via standard shipping. And the parts were 50% cheaper than I found elsewhere! Note - I used these to replace the cradles for a Hollywood rack where the nubs on the strap posts had all broken off. The hope is that these will be more durable. These cradles work, but the fit is a bit too tight for convenience. The Hollywood cradles with the anti-sway attachments were a bit too loose and would slide sometimes during transit. The matching Hollywood cradles, without the sway attachment, fit perfectly snug. These cradles, however, were so tight, that after spending ~15 minutes prepping the bars by cleaning and lightly sanding them, and then coating them in teflon and molybdenum powder - the inside of the cradles are already coated with something - I almost bruised my palm trying to twist them on. I then tried dishwashing soap and a little water, which worked better, so I probably ended up washing off all the powder. Still difficult though, until I stumbled on the technique of pulling down and twisting the cradle with one hand while tapping them on the top with a rubber mallet using the other hand (and re-applying dishwasher soap on the bars when it dried out.) With this technique each cradle only took ~1 minute to slide on. At this point, I may not be able to turn and readjust the cradles by hand, but it's a piece of cake with large adjustable pliers. 425551



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This worked and my bike rack is good as new. HOWEVER, what was really impressive was the tremendous support I got from etrailer. They worked hard to make sure that I was satisfied with my purchase and that I had the right replacement part. The customer service was the BEST of any I've had with a etailer. Thanks for making sure I could use my bike rack again. 714149



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I purchased these cradles to replace broken cradles on a Cabela's bike rack made by Hollywood. The were a tight fit on the bars, but, a little WD-40 took care of the problem. The great thing is that the Hollywood straps with the square holes seem to work fine on the cradles. Excellent product at an excellent price. 708291



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Great product 699937



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The Thule cradle and stapes were both ordered at the same time. The order was easy to place, convenient to find on the internet and very fairly priced compared to other sites. The order has just arrived in "good condition". It was packaged safely and well padded. The box was marked with etrailer and easy to spot as out awaited parts. I have not installed these parts as of yet, but, they are it great and undamaged condition. 694117



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Have placed two orders with etrailer recently. Both arrived quickly and with all items ordered! Excellent service and fair prices!! Thanks! 669290



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Worked well for a 2 bike rack I designed to fit around the spare tire on a jeep wrangler. 662721



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Thule products work. 578512



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Worked very well. Just like original. 526657



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Good product, great customer service! 463857



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Always a good price and timing 412684



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Products was exactly as advertised. Lowest price around for these products. I will definitely reorder parts from etrailer in the future. Great order follow-up and quick shipping. Good company. 402384



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Got it quickly 400483



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Great service. I didn't know the part number for my Thule bike rack so I sent a picture and they supplied the right part. 392979



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Works great and as advertised, will purchase more as needed. 337138


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Like them and will be ordering more straps soon

Curtis - 01/31/2018

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Excellent product and fast delivery 316751


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The cradle still works fine

Richard H - 11/15/2017

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Great product. I really like the snug fit and the accommodation for wires. The cradles for my old Export rack rotted away, and these are the perfect replacement! 315081



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My bike fits very comfortably in this cradle and I have peace of mind that it is secure. This cradle replaces an older design that broke down over time. I expect this new cradle to last many years and age well in the Arizona weather. 303668



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Product arrived as scheduled, fits perfectly and the price was better than I ever expected. How can I be anything less than totally satisfied? 296572



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The replacement Hold Fast Cradle and Anti Sway cradle, and other accessories are really great. The cradles seem more solidly constructed than the ones I have on the car. Can't wait to install them later today. The straps are very high quality and much needed as one of mine grew legs and went missing and second one developed a split and wasn't able to fasten where I needed it. So getting 3 straps at a superb price was really cool and now I have 1 in reserve in case any of my other straps misbehave. Thank you for superior products at a great price. Thank you also to George J for getting them to me really fast! 293123



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Great company - easy to order, came fast. No problems! 289861



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Great company - easy to order, came fast. No problems! 289860



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Products are exactly as described and lower than buying from manufacturer. Shipping was quick. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend etrailer to my friends and family! 279559



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Easy site to use and the prices are very good 255653



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Mr.ETrailer if you read this..Do yourself a favor..Make Cathy your Customer Relations Executive..Together thanks to her and your available oem products I will continue to use ETrailer...While your products are outstanding..Its people like Cathy that make it even greater..And dont pat her on the back...That would be a insult...Without people like her...Mr.ETrailer..You'd be just another place to shop....Thank You Cathy..I appreciate all your assistance when I need ETrailer.. I remain, Daniel J.Stehm . 210975



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Replacement parts for my Thule bike rack. Easy, quick and delivered very quickly. Will definitely be coming back when needed. 210841



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Product was as advertised and seems to meet my needs. Service was fast and efficient. I didn't really challenge the limits- pretty much just ordered the item. 187630



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Purchased the Thule Hitching post pro for a trip to visit family 740 miles away. This rack carries a bit more weight than some of the others and we like to have more capability than less, you never know what you might want to do in the future! Our 4 mountain bikes fit, we used pool noodles as barriers so there was no paint loss during the trip. No issues, rack came, was installed, realized the girls bikes wouldn't fit the cradles so we improvised with some old Bell rack cradles we had laying around. All the bikes made it and back for the visit as planned. We hope to figure out a better cradle solution soon for the girls bikes. Etrailers has great service and good shipping, no hassles! 143867


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  • On the first generation of a given Thule product, in this case the Apex bike rack, they do use rivets. Later generations will have a screw. They use the rivets for the first run so that if there is a problem the rack will have to be sent to Thule to be repaired or replaced. This is so they can see what problems the racks are having for subsequent changes in later generations. You might be able to send the rack back to Thule or you could carefully drill out the rivet and then replace...
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  • You would need to remove that rivet, which is what you have shown in your photo. To remove it, find a drill bit small enough to insert through the center hole. Then use the next size up. you should only need to drill in less than a quarter of an inch to remove enough of the rivet to free the cap. Remove the remainder of the rivet from inside the tube, replace your # 852-3005-002 cradle and reinstall the cap. You'll need a pop rivet gun, which you can pick up fairly reasonably from a local...
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  • Hole Diameter of the Replacement Hold Fast Cradle # 852-3005-002
  • The inner diameter of the Replacement Hold Fast Cradle # 852-3005-002 is 1-1/4 inches.
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