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Replacement M6 x 16mm Flat Cap Screw for Thule Bike Carriers

Replacement M6 x 16mm Flat Cap Screw for Thule Bike Carriers

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Thule Accessories and Parts - 853-5787-02

  • Hitch Bike Racks
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  • Fits Thule hitch-mounted bike carriers with 2" shank adapter sleeve
  • Quantity: 1 flat cap screw

853578702 Thule Replacement M6 x 16mm Flat Cap Screw

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Video Transcript for Review of Thule - Hitch Bike Racks - 853-5787-02

Today we're gonna take a quick look at the replacement cap flat screw for Thule Bike Carriers. Now this is going to be a replacement from Thule for your bike rack. It's going to allow you to attach your 2 inch shank adaptor sleeve on your bike rack that typically just has a one and a quarter inch stinger.So this is going to go onto your adaptor sleeve, attaches it to the shank of your bike rack and allows you to use it with a 2 inch hitch. The screw itself is going to be M6 by 16 millimeter, has a hex head there, doesn't come with any hardware to get this attached so you will have to provide that on your own.It's going to be about 5/8 of an inch long and the head is going to be about a half inch wide at the widest portion. Again, it does have that flat cap design to fit in nicely so everything will slide into your hitch receiver with no issues.And that's gonna do it for our quick look at the replacement M6 by 16 millimeter flat cap screw of Thule Bike Carriers.

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Replacement M6 x 16mm Flat Cap Screw for Thule Bike Carriers - 853-5787-02

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (94 Customer Reviews)


Was exactly what I needed. This is the small screw that secures the 1 1/4 shank to the 2 inch aluminum hitch adapter from Thule. Sits flush when screwed in. If you switch back and forth you are bound to lose this screw.


The bolt you sent me as a substitute for the Thule bike rack hitch is not compatible at all whit the Thule adapter. It was money in the air. I was told that it would work but it did not, very disappointed. I had to go to a local hardware store and get the right bolt. ‘


The best part of my purchase was the help I got from the customer service person who helped me find the correct parts for my Thule bike rack. The bolt that attaches the bike rack to the hitch on my car fell out and it was overwhelming trying to find the right one for my model.
She was so patient and found the right one for me. I'm so grateful!


Shipped in a timely manner, exactly what we needed to hook the bike rack back to the hitch after losing that part!


Enjoy working with I always find what I need and their videos have been helpful on many occasions. Excellent customer service.


The replacement screws did not fit the threads for the Thule Bike rack 2" adapter to secure the adapter to the bike rack. I had a flat cap screw that had standard threads and it work.

This Thule is a four-bike rack (SWEDEN model) bought years ago but is a great bike rake used on a SUBARU car. Now I have a truck and need to use the 2" adapter but did not have the screw, so I order this one. I would like to know if I can get a refund or store credit. Thank you

The RV Bumper hitch is on an I love it.


Alex went the extra mile on this Thule bike rack hardware order. He provided the customer service that I assumed extinct. Now I know it is merely endangered. Alex was first rate.


I just received and used the products I ordered from etrailer. I am very happy that the Replacement Thule Conversion Shank and screw for My Bike Rack work very well.


Exactly what we needed and quickly deli vered.


This fit as required.


Product goes well with the Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter for Thule Doubletrack, Hitching Post Pro


etrailer had the part I needed and sent it out relatively fast. Easy transaction. Will use for any other thing I might need from them.
I was missing this part to securely attach the 2" adapter to my Thule bike rack to fit in my new hitch.


Worked well with Thule 1.25” to 2” adapter sleeve that we bought from eTrailer. Everything felt secure once it was attached. But $5+ seems needlessly expensive for one screw - wish it was included with the sleeve.


On time delivery, informed shipping status updates and the item it’s perfectly!


Worked out well
Easy fix


It fits perfect


Perfect! I bought a used thule hitch bike rack and the screw that holds the 2 inch hitch adapter in place was missing. I tried to find it at home depot with no luck. E trailer had it and its exactly what i needed and was shipped fast.


Does what it's supposed to.
Direct OEM
Easy to order, plenty of shipping options & showed up exactly when etrailer said it would.

User Tip: if you're using this to secure the 2" hitch adapter on a 1.25" stinger, add a drop of loctite to the screw before installing


eTrailer is very convenient! I found their website through a Google search. Once clicking through to the eTrailer website, I found it was easy to navigate and find EXACTLY what I need. Two somewhat "random" pieces (a hitch and a screw) I needed replaced after a theft. Thanks again!


eTrailer is very convenient! I found their website through a Google search. Once clicking through to the eTrailer website, I found it was easy to navigate and find EXACTLY what I need. Two somewhat "random" pieces (a hitch and a screw) I needed replaced after a theft. Thanks again!


I found and ordered two parts for my bike rake which I thought would be hard to find. I got exactly what I needed and delivery was fast, awesome company, I'm very satisfied. Will definitely use in the future


The Thule Replacement Shank Adapter (#853-7292) that was ordered fit and performed as promised. I am glad that I read other reviews and made sure to order one of the screws needed to hold the adpater in place. Product number for screw - #853-5787-02. Items were easy to order and shipped quickly!


Original equipment replacement of Thule hitch-mounted bike rack screw. Perfect.


Purchased adapter and after checkout realized that I needed this 36 cent screw.
Called customer service and the happily combined the order which arrived in 48 hours. Great fix for my bike rack and great customer service as well!
(Really should add the screw with the adaptor though)
Thx and will use the company in the future


Awesome service. Good product.

Still works great after one year of frequent use!
Daniel - 10/29/2021

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