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What about hitch pins on older racks?

What about hitch pins on older racks?

What about hitch pins on older racks?

Older threaded hitch pin racks (before 2004) use a ½ x 20 Threads Per Inch hitch pin. Visual Clue: Look at the 45-degree angle brace between the horizontal and vertical tubes that make up the receiver tube.  If there is a small hole right in the middle of that brace, the rack is threaded ½ x 13.  If there is no hole in the brace, the rack is threaded ½ x 20 Threads Per Inch.

What hitch pin do I need to attach my rack to my vehicles receiver hitch

What hitch pin do I need to attach my rack to my vehicles receiver hitch

What hitch pin do I need to attach my rack to my vehicles receiver hitch?

  1. There are two types of hitch pins, Threaded or Smooth, available in standard or locking.
  2. Threaded hitch pins are the same size (1/2” x 13 Threads Per Inch) for 1-1/4” and 2” receiver racks. They are available in standard (provided with the rack) or locking (available from our website).
  3. Smooth hitch pin is ½” diameter for 1-1/4” receiver racks and 5/8” diameter for 2” receiver racks.
  4. All smooth hitch pins sold now are locking. Older racks using a smooth hitch pin had a hole at the end of the smooth hitch pin for a keyed padlock (also provided at that time). 
Jump expands e-bike experimental run program in LA

Jump expands e-bike experimental run program in LA

Jump expands e-bike experimental run program in Los Angeles, CA.

Last Thursday the SFMTA released its midpoint discoveries of JUMP's stationless e-bike program and gave the organization a green light to expand from 250 to 500 bikes.

In a Medium post published the same day, JUMP's Northern California General Manager Eddie Chen announced the expansion. "SFMTA's decision to expand our fleet to 500 bikes reflects both our constructive working relationship with San Francisco and the nearby demand for more JUMP bikes," Chen stated.

The extra bikes will hit the streets immediately. "Riders can expect to see 250 extra bikes on the streets beginning today," wrote Chen.

Bounce was selected in January as the main permitted organization in the experimental run program to operate its stationless e-bikes.

It was just four months into the experimental run program when JUMP was purchased by Uber. Only a few months later Lyft got in to the bikeshare game when it acquired Motivate, the parent organization of Ford GoBike.

A full evaluation is expected to be completed by March 31, 2019. At that time the SFMTA will make its recommendations for if and when JUMP will be allowed to permanently operate in the city.

 

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New bike racks to be introduced in New Orleans, LA

New bike racks to be introduced in New Orleans, LA

About 500 new bike racks to be introduced around the city City authorities say the bike racks will take three months to introduce and might be on the walkways or non-parking regions so as not to take up any parking spots.
What Electric Bike Rack is Best for a Motorhome

What Electric Bike Rack is Best for a Motorhome

What Electric Bike Rack is Best for a Motorhome?

If you have an RV or Motorhome and you you are like us, then most likely you have an Electric bike or eBike, that you would like to transport along with you on your next trip. Your best option, is to buy a platform style hitch rack, which would allow for safe and secure transport of your bike.

Did you know, most e-bikes make longer distances seem in reach. Did you know, from a recreational point of view, the eBike opens the door to a whole new world of activity. The eBike itself is by itself a fun way to get around. But what do you do when you need to transport your newfound form of transportation?

So, whether it's to get the bike home from the dealer, or to open up your biking world beyond what you can reach from your house, there are many times that riders want to put the bike on their car and is why you will need a platform hitch rack that can support your new ebike.

E-bikes are all the rage these days, then ever before. From electric-specific product lines, to an eBike conversion kit, pedaling with motorized power is showing no signs of slowing down. And we understand, which is why we went out to create the worlds best electric bike rack for any vehicle wth a hitch. The Hollywood Electric Bike Rack called the Sportrider for Electric Bikes.

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What Type of Car Rack is Best for My Bike

What Type of Car Rack is Best for My Bike

What Type of Car Rack is Best for My Bike

No matter if you're mountian biking or you're cycling on your new electric bike through a vinyard, there's a bike rack to help transport your bike safely to your destination wherever that might be.

The Hollywood Racks Fit Guide can give you direction on the best bike rack for your vehicle.

What type of bike do you have and How much does it weigh?

Should the bike frame come into contact with the bike rack?

Most bike owners have strong feelings about whether they are comfortable with a car rack touching the frame of their bicycle. That's why we offer bicycle carriers that cater to both persuasions: car racks that hold the bike by its frame, and racks that do not intend to hold the bike by its wheels.

Almost all bicycle carriers list the maximum bike weight in their specs, and for good reason: to protect you, your car, your bike and everyone traveling around you.

Here at Hollywood Racks our bike racks are divided into two weight classes:

1) car racks that can carry bikes up to 35 pounds.

2) car racks that can carry bikes up to 60 pounds.

The former is a collection of racks that hold bikes by the top tubes, either hanging style racks for trunk or hitch; while the latter applies to our entire family of platform hitch racks. Not sure how much your bike weighs? Most bikes fall under the 35-pound mark; while downhill bikes, mountain bikes, fat bikes and eBikes.. minus the battery, of course, tend to be in the 60-pound range. All right, now that you've figured out your options by frame contact and bike weight, let's find the best car rack for your bike.

Lighter is better, is the cyclists mantra.. and that is why carbon fiber frames have become the frame material of choice, among the racing teams. It's lighter of course, and it absorbs vibrations better and basically makes you feel like you're riding a cloud. A really, really fast cloud. For these carbon set-ups, there's no better choice than a platform rack. This hitch rack will never come into contact with the frame of the bike, as it transports the bike by holding the front and rear wheel with dual shepard's hooks. Moreover, the wheel tray has a special groove designed to specifically cradle a skinny tire.This configuration just so happens to be the most secure way to haul your prized cycle.

For those steel roadsters and those aluminum frames, of course a trunk rack is best. A trunk rack is designed to the hilt with sleek lines, an internal strap management system, and integrated locks that secure bike to rack and rack to car to help deter from theft. The best bicycle carrier for mountain bikes depends on your specific ride. Most mountain bikes come in around the 35-pounds or so, With this in mind, we recommend a platform style bike rack for your mountain bike. The rack holds the bikes by both wheels plus downtube, and accommodates any combination of bike sizes.

Platform racks securely hold the bikes by their wheels, and tires up to 4 inches wide. With folding capabilities to garner hatch access and the load speed, the bike racks will transport your bikes safely to your destination. When it comes to electric bikes there is one option and that is a platform style hitch rack. Our platform style racks, are best for hauling two bikes, which makes laoding them a sniche.

For most all size kid's bikes, a Hitch Rack is the perfect rack for families on the go. The adjustable arms help fit anywhere from 2 to 4 and even 5 or 6 bikes, depending on your need and easily transport the range of bikes that accompany childhood growth. Plus, Hitch racks are some the lightest hitch racks around and super easy to install when even your hands are full with other things.

 

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