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  • Recommended Replacement Parts for Rhode Gear Bike Carrier
  • For your Rhode Gear Bike Carrier, I would recommend the Replacement Cradle # RG8890084 you referenced. It provides a longer-lasting, more snug fit for the bikes you plan to transport as well as protecting the frame of the bike including the brake/gear cables. This particular cradle fits Yakima-era Super Shuttle racks, but we cannot guarantee it will fit the Speedster model. A tip for installing cradles on a bike rack such as this is to spray aerosol hair spray on the bars before sliding...
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  • Replacement Rubber Straps for Older Rhode Gear Super Shuttle Bike Rack
  • Original replacement parts for Rhode Gear racks are rare these days since the brand was acquired by Yakima and then dissolved some years back. We do still have some OEM parts like their Replacement Cradle for Rhode Gear Super Shuttle Racks # RG8890084 and their Replacement Stabilizing Strap # Y8890253 but for rubber straps the best option, which is not an exact replacement, is Yakima's # Y02412. We offer the straps in a set of 2, so you'll want to order a quantity of two to get the four...
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  • Threaded Hitch Pin Needed for an Older Generation Rhode Gear 2 Bike Hitch mounted Bike Rack
  • I spoke with my contact at Yakima, the parent company for Rhode Gear and found that there is not a separate threaded hitch pin available but there is a Hardware Bag, # RG890247, available for the Older Generation Rhode Gear Highway Bike racks.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation to Replace an Older Rhode Gear Bike Rack
  • It sounds like you have a Rhode Gear Bike rack that is designed to install where a hitch ball installs. Rhode Gear is no longer in business so we do not have the correct parts (if they were available) to convert your bike rack to a hitch mounted style rack. The best recommendation I can give you would be to use this opportunity to upgrade to a newer bike rack compatible with 2 inch hitches. The most popular bike rack we carry is the Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This is a...
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  • Possible Replacement Installation Straps for Swiss Cargo 3 Bike Rack
  • We have a number of replacement straps from various trunk bike rack manufacturers. However, since we do not offer replacement straps from Swiss Cargo, I cannot guarantee that any of these other straps will work for you. If you have the strap attachment already on the bike rack and need the actual strap with the hook to secure on the vehicle, one option is the SportRack Replacement Strap # SR050001. This strap is designed as a replacement for the SportRack Backbone rack. The Replacement...
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  • Replacement Rubber Straps for Rhode Gear Hitch Shuttle
  • I have a recommendation for you but the original replacement rubber straps are hard to come by. The brand was acquired by Prorack and dissolved a while back. However, we do have OEM replacement cradles for Rhode Gear Shuttle Racks # RG8890084. This comes with the rubber cradle and fabric hold down straps. If you are looking for a rubber strap, the best option, which is not an exact replacement, is the Yakima Rubber Strap # Y02412. We offer these straps in a set of two.
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  • Replacement Strap and Cradle For Rhode Gear Super Shuttle Bike Rack
  • In order to replace the straps on your Rhode Gear Super Shuttle 3 Bike Carrier RG8015127, you will want the Replacement Cradle for Rhode Gear Super Shuttle Racks # RG8890084. This replacement part includes the cradle and strap. The straps are not sold individually. For the side and bottom straps you will want the Replacement Side Lower Strap for Rhode Gear Trunk Mounted Bike Racks # RG8890248. For a replacement stabilizing strap you can use part # Y8890253.
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  • Replacement Frame Cradles for a Discontinued Rhode Gear Bike Rack with 1-1/4 in Diameter Arms
  • I went and pulled a Replacement Cradle # RG8890084 from our warehouse to measure the diameter of the hole and determined that it would only fit on a 1 inch diameter arm. So if your arms are 1-1/4 inches in diameter you would need something different. The Hollywood Racks Replacement Cradles # HR755AS are designed to fit Hollywood Rack bike racks with 1-1/4 inch diameter rack arms, but since you have 1-1/4 inch arms they should work well for you too.
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  • Replacement Mounting Hardware for Rhode Gear Bike Rack
  • We do have the Replacement Hardware Kit # RG890247 available for Rhode Gear Highway Bike Carriers. This includes the pin, clip, bolts, nuts, washers and 2 inch shank adapter that attach the carrier to the trailer hitch receiver. It is specifically designed for the Rhode Gear Highway Carrier model 8015220 and 8015221. Rhode Gear is no longer in business so the parts included in this kit are not currently available individually. We offer other Rhode Gear Bike Rack replacement parts such...
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  • What is the Diameter of the Hole in the Rhode Gear Replacement Control Block for Highway Bike Racks
  • I went out to the warehouse and measured the hole in the Replacement Control Block for Rhode Gear Highway bike racks, # RG8890083, and it measured 1.093 inches or 1-3/32 inches. I attached a photo and added the dimension I took for you, see link.
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  • Replacement Cradle for a Prorack 2 Bike Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Carrier
  • For the Prorack bike rack you can use replacement cradle, # RG8890084. The strap is included. The hole through the cradle is 1 inch in diameter it you want to double check the arm diameter on your rack first.
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  • What Size Screw Attaches Shank Adapter to Bike Rack Shank for Rhode Gear Bike Rack
  • The small screw in the Replacement Hardware kit # RG890247 that holds the 2 inch shank adapter onto the bike rack shank is size 10-24x1/2. This kit also includes a replacement pin and clip, bolts, washers, nuts, and 2 inch shank adapter.
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  • Availability of Rhode Gear Replacement Control Block # RG8890083
  • The Rhode Gear Replacement Control Block # RG8890083 that you referenced is no longer available from Yakima (who bought out the brand several years back). No new replacement parts are being produced for those racks. We do still have some remaining stock of the cradle for the Super Shuttle, part # RG8890084. It sounds like you have found a workable solution by substituting a cradle from another manufacturer, Hollywood Racks.
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  • Replacement Cradles for Rhode Gear Super Shuttle Trunk Mounted Bike Racks
  • For the Rhode Gear Super Shuttle you can use the replacement cradle, # RG8890084. These are sold in quantities of one. To replace all of the cradles on a 2 bike rack, you would need 4 cradles. The Super Shuttle has a capacity of 90 pounds. If the beach cruiser has a womens or alternative frame, you will need to use an adapter bar, # Y02531, for greater ground clearance and to carry the bike level. I have included a link to a video showing how the adapter works. Once the bike is mounted...
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  • Bike Adapter Bar to Carry a Womans Bike on a Rhode Gear Bike Rack
  • Bike adapter bars are not specific to any one bike rack so you could use any of the adapter bars we carry with your Rhode Gear bike rack. The easiest one that I have ever used is the Swagman model, # 64005. I have linked a video showing how it works. I have also included a link to all of the adapter bars we carry.
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  • Replacement Cradle for Rhode Gear Bike Rack
  • There were actually only 2 different models for the Rhode Gear bike racks from Yakima. The Rhode Gear Highway is a 4 bike hitch mounted bike rack and the replacement cradle is part # RG8890083. The Rhode Gear Super Shuttle is a 3 bike trunk mounted bike rack for which the replacement cradle is part # RG8890084. I have attached pictures of both bike racks. The Highway is the tall one and the Super Shuttle is the shorter one with the straps attached to it.
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  • Replacement Threaded Hitch Pin for a Rhode Gear Hitch Mounted Bike Rack
  • I spoke with my contact at Yakima, the parent company for Rhode Gear and found that there is not a separate threaded hitch pin available but there is a Hardware Bag, # RG890247, available for the Older Generation Rhode Gear Highway Bike racks.
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  • Recommended Replacement Cradle For Rhode Gear Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier
  • The replacement cradles we carry for Rhode Gear bikes are designed to fit specific models. The # RG8890083 will fit the Rhode Gear Highway bike carriers (8015200, 8015201, 8015202, 8015215, 8015216, 8015218, 8015219, 8015220, 8015221). If your bike carrier is one of the Shuttle bike carriers(RG8015127 and RG8015126), then the # RG8890084 would be the replacement you can use. Since you said your arms measure 1-inch I recommend going with the # RG8890084.
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  • Rhode Gear Hitch Bolt Availability
  • I have a potential solution for you, but it will require you Rhode Gear racks to be either part number 8015220 or 8015221. If one of those racks are what you have then you would need the # RG890247. This comes with several other components that you wouldn't necessarily need. But it's the only way to get a replacement threaded hitch pin for the now discontinued bike racks.
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  • Can a Replacement Threaded Hitch Pin be Ordered for Older Rhode Gear Bike Rack
  • I spoke with my contact at Yakima, the parent company for Rhode Gear and found that there is not a separate threaded hitch pin available but there is a Hardware Bag, # RG890247, available for the Older Generation Rhode Gear Highway Bike racks.
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  • Are 2 Cradles Needed Per Bike on a Bike Carrier
  • Yes, on a two-arm bike carrier you will need 2 cradles per bike, one on each arm. The cradles hold the bike frame and protect it from the metallic parts of the bike carrier.
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  • Replacement Cradle and Strap for 2-Bike Rhode Gear Carrier
  • We do have replacement cradles and straps available that are designed to fit specific model Rhode Gear Bike Carriers. Since you cannot locate the model of your existing rack, you can also measure the diameter of the arms that the cradles slide onto. If the arm diameter on your rack is 1 inch, the Replacement Cradle # RG8890084 should work great. If you measured a slightly larger diameter of 1-3/32 inches, then the Replacement Cradle # RG8890083 will be used instead.
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  • What are the Dimensions of the Replacement Side Lower Strap for Rhode Gear Trunk Mounted Bike Racks
  • The Replacement Side Lower Strap for Rhode Gear Trunk Mounted Bike Racks # RG8890248 measures 1 inch wide and approximately 6 feet long.
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  • Replacement Parts for Hitch Mounted Rhode Gear Bike Rack
  • We have a couple of replacement parts for Rhode Gear bike racks. For the hitch attachment parts, we only currently carry the Replacement Hardware for Rhode Gear Highway Bike Carriers # RG890247. I assume that this is what you need, but if not, let me know and we will see what other options Yakima may have to fit your Rhode Gear rack.
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